Sprinkle Cookies are buttery, sweet, tender and full of sprinkles!! It’s hard to make a Sprinkle Cookie that isn’t dry or flavorless. These Sprinkle Cookies are good all on their own with the perfect blend of flavor and color.
We go to the grocery store more than I would like to admit. My plan usually includes grocery shopping on Monday for the entire week.
I head in with a grocery list and always get everything on my list. My problem is that I don’t always remember to write down everything on my list, which means I’m living at the grocery store.
Whenever we go we have to stop at the bakery to get a free cookie for my daughter. I’m sure the bakery staff think I’m crazy. They definitely recognize my daughter and I because we come so often.
The sprinkle cookies at the bakery leave much to be desired. They’re not terrible but I can taste something synthetic in them if that makes any sense.
So I set out to make my own buttery, soft, sprinkle cookies. They are melt in your mouth soft. My kids, the neighbor kids,…ALL the kids approved.
WHAT KIND OF SPRINKLES SHOULD I USE?
There are many different kinds of sprinkles but jimmies are the best kind for these cookies. You can change up the colors for Halloween, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day.
Here are the differences:
Jimmies – are long, soft, and colorful. They make the inside of the cookies a rainbow and are perfect for these cookies.
Nonpareils – Tiny round ball shaped sprinkles. They could be used for this cookie but are too hard in my opinion.
Sanding sugar – You could use Sanding sugar if you wanted but Jimmies hold their shape and color better.
OTHER COOKIE RECIPES:
- The Best Snickerdoodle Recipe
- Almond Cookies
- My Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Monster Cookies
- No-Bake Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- S’mores Cookies
- Soft Sugar Cookies
- Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- ½ cup rainbow sprinkles (jimmies), (about 1/2 cup more for rolling)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, stir together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.
- Beat in egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
- Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Slowly mix in rainbow sprinkles.
- Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in additional sprinkles. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Do not overbake! Cookies will still be light in color not brown.
- Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
Super easy and super tasty.
I made these the other day for a Baby Sprinkle. The directions were easy to follow, the cookies were delicious AND adorable. Thank you for sharing!
Made these with red & green sprinkles for Advent gathering at church tomorrow night – beautiful! I mean, they look absolutely perfect & have great flavor too. Easy mixing & rolling, bakes up quickly; can’t beat that. This just became my new go-to cookie recipe! Many, many thanks!
So happy to hear that!! Enjoy.
Super easy to make. They seem a little short/crumbly – I possibly over beat the butter/sugar – colour was light?
However I used heart shaped sprinkles and they turned out gorgeous. XO
Shoot. They definitely shouldn’t be crumbly. Was the dough crumbly or the cookie? If the cookie was crumbly it could have been overbaked.
can these be frozen?
Yes! They freeze great!
Thank you for this one: great surprise for kids during holidays !
My kids love them too!
I made these delicious cookies today with my 3 grandsons, and they had a blast. We got out all our fall sugars, and ect. And they did as you said in your post. Sorry for not taking a picture. I doubt if any will make it to their school lunch boxes. By the way I did use half coconut flavorless shortening with the butter and it turned out great. Thanks for the recipe, will be using quite often.
Ooh I bet that was tasty! Thanks for making them. You sound like a fun grandma!
I love that you admit the bakery employees know you and your daughter! My biggest weakness at the grocery story bakery is the frosted soft sugar cookies you purchase by the dozen. Of course they decorate them for every holiday with holiday colored frosting. During non-holiday times, they are frosted with white or pastel colored frosting. I would LOVE to have a recipe for these cookies!
Those are the best! I would love a recipe for those too. I don’t have one.
Look on Pinterest. I’ve got a recipe for those pinned. I haven’t tried the recipe yet but I’m sure there are several on there.
Christy…. I have been making several different flavors of cookies using just a cake mix and 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of oil….
Add in a half cup or so of nuts, or coconut or whatever you chose….
Top with sprinkles or whatever floats your boat…. Super Easy and Quick!! 😁
Yes, I do those too and they are great in a hurry!
I believe a step was left out. It doesn’t say when to mix in the dry ingredients.
Thanks for the catch. Looks like I deleted that sentence on accident.