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When you are looking for a cookie recipe that has an element of fun then you can’t go wrong with these Sugar Sprinkle Cookies. They have a vibrant color thanks to the festive rainbow sprinkles and they taste delicious with a flavor of vanilla. They are super easy to make and a cookie recipe that you might want to try with your children as they will have fun rolling the cookie balls in the dough to make these fun sugar cookies.

We love simple recipes, especially when they look as good as these cookies and taste delicious. These cookies are perfect for children’s parties, gatherings at home, or just to have as a snack when you want to satisfy that sweet tooth. You won’t be disappointed with these cookies.

Why do we love these Sugar Sprinkle Cookies?

These soft sugar cookies look so fun and appealing. Perfect for lots of different occasions. You can double up the quantities to make more or even change the kind of sprinkles you use so that they fit with a theme.

When it comes to sugar cookie recipes you want ease and simplicity and this is a recipe that delivers. They are delicious and tasty. These chewy sugar cookies are rich in vanilla flavor and the sweetness from the sprinkles really adds to the flavor and the overall look.

They are fun, and often when it comes to baking, that is an element that is lost. You don’t need to worry about overcomplicated instructions, great recipes are simple to follow and this funfetti cookie recipe is one that you have to try.

Ingredients – What you need for the Sugar Sprinkle Cookies

Dry Ingredients


Flour is a main component of most cookie recipes and we like to use All purpose flour in our recipes. Flour provides the structure for the cookie dough and helps bring everything together. For this recipe, you will need 2 3/4 cups. When measuring the flour use a spoon and sift it before adding it to your cookie mixture as this can help avoid lumps.

Baking Soda and Baking Powder

Baking soda is such an important element to add to the flour mixture. It helps with the rising and the overall shape of the cookie. You only need 1 tsp for this recipe. Baking powder helps to provide structure to the cookie dough. You will need 1/2 tsp for this recipe.


Because you are using unsalted butter this is where you can control the flavor. You will only need 1/4 teaspoon.

Brown Sugar

Brown sugar will help to give that chewy texture we know and love when it comes to cookies. You only need 1/4 cup of it and it will produce incredible chewy cookies.

White Sugar

White granulated sugar adds sweetness to these cookies and helps with the texture. You need 1 cup for this easy cookie recipe.

Wet Ingredients


For this recipe, you need 1 cup of butter that is softened at room temperature. You can soften it simply by putting it on the counter 30 minutes before your need it. Unsalted butter is best for this recipe so you can control the flavor.


One large egg and an additional egg yolk are what you needed for this cookie recipe. The egg and the egg yolk also help with the chewy texture and golden color of the cookies.

Vanilla extract

You can’t go wrong with the vanilla flavor when it comes to these delicious cookies and it will really shine through as a dominating flavor this time. You will need 2 tsp of vanilla for this cookie recipe.

Decorating and visual appeal

Tiny Sprinkles

The name of this cookie is pretty self-explanatory and sprinkles play a vital role. You need 1/4 cup of tiny sprinkles to add to the cookie batter.

Larger sprinkles

The overall visual appeal of this cookie is those brightly colored sprinkles on the outside of the cookie. You will roll the cookie dough balls in these larger sprinkles. A handful should be enough laid out on a plate so that you can easily roll the cookie balls in them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I store these cookies?

The best way to store these cookies is in an airtight container at room temperature. They will be at their best for up to 1 week.

Can I freeze these baked cookies?

Of course! You can freeze them on prepared baking sheets and then once they are frozen put them in a freezer bag to store them easily. They will last in the freezer for up to three months. You can also freeze the cookie dough.

How to make the Sugar Sprinkle Cookies

One of the first things we recommend you do is get all of your ingredients together and measure things out so that you are ready to bake. Then preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until well combined. You can then set this flour mixture to one side until you need it.

Next up you will want to combine your wet ingredients together. You could use an electric mixer for this. In a medium bowl or bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Then you will want to add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.

Get your flour mixture and then add a little at a time, mixing between each addition. Make sure all of the ingredients have been combined. You can then fold in 1/4 cup of the tiny colorful sprinkles.

Place the larger sprinkles in a shallow bowl or on a plate. Scoop out a ball of dough using a cookie scoop and roll the balls of dough in the large sprinkles.

Place on the lined baking sheet and then bake for 8-10 minutes. They will be ready once the edges start to crisp up and they are golden in color. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack before serving.

Take these Sprinkle Sugar Cookies to the next level

Why not add some chocolate chips to these cookies? If you want to keep them looking brightly colored then white chocolate chips will work really well.

You could add almond extract instead of vanilla extract if you want a more nutty flavor to these cookies. Or a teaspoon of each will also be delicious.

These are perfect for a theme. You could have specific colored sprinkles for holiday dates like Valentine’s day, Christmas, or even baby showers and gender reveals. You could even get some Halloween sprinkles and give them out on the scariest night of the year.

Sugar sprinkle cookies

A delicious colorful sugar cookie coated in fun sprinkles makes these a fun treat for everyone to enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24


  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup tiny sprinkles for batter
  • sprinkles for rolling, larger size


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until well combined, set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl beat the butter and sugars until creamy, add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  • Mix in the flour mixture a little at a time.
  • Fold in ¼ cup of the smaller size sprinkles.
  • Place the larger sprinkles in a shallow bowl Scoop out a ball of dough and roll it in the large sprinkles.
  • Place on the lined baking sheet, bake 8-10 minutes, let cool before serving.
Keyword cookies, sprinkle cookies, sprinkles, Sugar cookies

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