Sprinkle Cookies

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This Sprinkle Cookie recipe is so much fun to make as a family and so colorful and very tasty. These cookies are easy, fast and pretty too look at and eat!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes

This Sprinkle Cookie recipe is so much fun to make as a family and so colorful and very tasty. These cookies are easy, fast and pretty too look at and eat!

sprinkle cookies on a white plate with a plaid napkin

This sprinkle cookie recipe is a basic dough that you can use in so many different recipes such as kiss cookies, thumbprint cookies, chocolate chip cookies and so many more.

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These cookies start with a base cookie dough that can be turned into several types of cookies including Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies (Lofthouse Cookies)Old Fashioned Thumbprint Cookies and Hershey Kiss Sugar Cookies.


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Sprinkle cookie personify the holidays. Bring the bakery to your home! They are so bright and so crispy and sweet. If you are intrigued by why sprinkles are so popular read up on the mystery and history of the sprinkle.

  • Minutes to Make: This dough is so easy and quick to make.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry..
  • Family Friendly: Kids love to make these cookies because they can be part of the fun.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with so many colorful and different sprinkles.
a pile of christmas sugar cookies with sprinkles on a plate

What You Need to Make Sprinkle Cookies

Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Shortening
  • Sugar
  • Large Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Purpose Flour
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Green, Red & White Jimmie Sprinkles

Equipment

How to Make Sprinkle Cookies – Step by Step

step by step instructions for making sprinkle cookie recipe
  • Prep: First, preheat oven to 350 line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place jimmies in a shallow medium bowl or dish.
  • Cream: Second, whisk together butter, shortening, and sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed and then add in eggs, vanilla, and instant pudding mix. Continue mixing until thoroughly incorporated.
step by step instructions for making sprinkle cookie recipe
  • Mix: Then in a separate bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt and next add the flour mixture to the butter mixture a little at a time mixing between additions until all the flour is incorporated
  • Roll: Scoop out dough in tablespoon size scoops. Roll dough into a ball. Place into dish of jimmies and roll around pressing lightly until the dough ball is covered evenly with sprinkles and then place on sheet pan about 2 inches apart.
step by step instructions for making sprinkle cookie recipe
  • Bake: Next, bake for 12-15 minutes or until set and lightly golden brown around the edges for the perfect crunch.
  • Cool: Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the prepared baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Common Questions About Sprinkle Cookies

HOW DO I STORE SPRINKLE COOKIES?

These cookies can last up to a week at room temperature in an airtight container or freeze for longer.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT EXTRACTS?

Indeed, use peppermint or almond extract to change the flavor of these cookies.

WHAT TYPE OF SPRINKLES?

Sanding sugars, Turbinado sugar (coarse golden sugar), rainbow sprinkles or pearl sugar (coarse clear sugar). There really are many different varieties to choose from, use your imagination.

RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Of course, make them in advance and either bake fresh or freeze the baked cookies. Perfect to make ahead for the holidays or any birthday party.

christmas sugar cookies with sprinkles on a plate with a plaid napkin.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it batches.
  • Add Icing: Decorate with a drizzle of chocolate or icing or dip into chocolate to create elevated cookies.
  • Sparkle: Feel free to use edible foils or glitter sprinkles to make these cookies the stars of the show.
  • Bake Hints: Always use cool trays to keep dough from spreading.

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Sprinkle Cookies

Yield: 72 cookies
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
This Sprinkle Cookie recipe is so much fun to make as a family and so colorful and very tasty. These cookies are easy, fast and pretty too look at and eat!
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Ingredients

  • ¾ Cups Butter – softened
  • ¼ Cup Shortening
  • 1 ½ Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp Vanilla
  • 2 ½ Cups Flour
  • 1 Box Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Green, Red & White Jimmie Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream together butter, shortening, and sugar with an electric mixer.
  • Add in eggs, vanilla, and instant pudding mix. Continue mixing until thoroughly incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture a little at a time mixing between additions until all the flour is incorporated.
  • Place jimmies in a shallow bowl or dish.
  • Scoop out dough in tablespoon size scoops. Roll dough into a ball. Place into dish of jimmies and roll around pressing lightly until the dough ball is covered evenly with sprinkles.
  • Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set and lightly golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it batches.
  • Add Icing: Decorate with a drizzle of chocolate or icing or dip into chocolate to create elevated cookies.
  • Sparkle: Feel free to use edible foils or glitter sprinkles to make these cookies the stars of the show.
  • Bake Hints: Always use cool trays to keep dough from spreading.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, sprinkles

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