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These Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are a soft and chewy cookie, littered with lot’s and lot’s of sprinkles. I mean have you seen a happier cookie? There’s no chill time with this cookie and they’re super simple to make. What’s more, they take 10 minutes to bake!

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What are Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies?

They’re a soft sugar cookie which is mostly white with a slight yellowish tint, with lot’s of sprinkles on the inside. Then they’re rolled in more sprinkles (because 1/2 cup just simply isn’t enough) and baked. You’re left with a deliciously simple and tasty cookie that takes just 10 minutes to bake!

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I’ve always wanted to make these!

I’ve always wanted to make sprinkle cookies. Lord knowns I’ve used my fair share of sprinkles in my past desserts. Now that I’ve dialled my recipes back to be easy and approachable, I wanted to find a way to use them to make something fun!

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Why I love these Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies!

Unlike other cookies which tend to be flat, these cookies are hefty. They’re chewy but also soft. Kind of a melt in your mouth texture

The ingredients you’ll need

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All-purpose flour – also known as plain flour.

Cake flour – cake flour is a low gluten flour mixed with corn starch. It results in a lighter cookie. You can buy store bought cake flour. You want the plain one, not the self-raising one. Or you can make your own by mixing 1 cup (minus 1 tbsp) with 1 tbsp of corn starch. Sieve them together 3 times.

Baking powder – Baking powder helps these cookie rise.

Butter – I used softened, unsalted butter. Make sure your butter I softened to room temp. 18 – 20C / 65 – 67F.

Caster sugar – also known as superfine sugar.

Salt – I used fine salt.

Vanilla ExtractAlways use good quality vanilla extract when baking, it makes a huge difference. I have a great recipe here for it if you’d like to try your own!

Eggs – I used one egg yolk in this recipe and one whole egg. I used large eggs. The addition of the egg yolk helps give this cookie a slightly chewy texture.

Sprinkles – I would recommend using the really good American sprinkles call jimmies. In Australia, you can buy them online.

How to make Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

It’s a really simple recipe and you probably already have the ingredients in your cupboard ready to go!

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  1. Preheat a fan forced oven to 180C / 350F. Line two baking trays with baking paper. To a large bowl, add both the flours, baking powder and salt and use a whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. To a separate large bowl add the butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Use an electric beater to beat until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes.
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  1. Add the dry ingredients and half the sprinkles and use a spatula to mix until a dough forms.
  2. Use a large ice-cream scoop (about 3 tbsp per cookie) to scoop out 8 cookie balls.
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  1. Roll them into round balls and then roll around in the sprinkles.
  2. Add them to two baking trays, squash down slightly and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
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My Top Tips!

Sprinkles

I would recommend using the really good American sprinkles call jimmies. In Australia, you can buy them online. The Wilton ones are great, but Amazon has some great options too. The problem with the supermarket ones in Australia is that they’re just not made for baking like this. That’s just my opinion.

Alternatively, though you can use the caviar rainbow sprinkles, also known as 100’s and 1000’s. They’re great for this recipe.

Butter

Make sure your butter I softened to room temp. 18 – 20C / 65 – 67F

Storage

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

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How To Make Sprinkle Cookies

These Funfetti SprinkleCookies are a soft and chewy cookie, littered with lot’s and lot’s of sprinkles. I mean have you seen a happier cookie?

Serves 8

5 from 6 votes
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 17kcal

Ingredients

Sprinkle Cookies

  • 3/4 cup / 115 g all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup / 115 g cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup / 113 g unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 2/3 cup / 140 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup / 100 g rainbow jimmy sprinkles

Learn How To Make it! [VIDEO]


Instructions

Sprinkle Cookies

  • Preheat a fan forced oven to 180C / 350F. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • To a large bowl, add both the flours, baking powder and salt and use a whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • To a separate large bowl add the butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Use an electric beater to beat until pale and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg yolk and egg and beat in until well combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and half the sprinkles and use a spatula to mix until a dough forms.
  • Use a large ice-cream scoop (about 3 tbsp) to scoop out 8 balls. Roll into balls and then roll around in the sprinkles.
  • Add them to two baking trays, squash down slightly and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Notes

Storage
Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.
Butter
Make sure your butter I softened to room temp. 18 – 20C / 65 – 67F

Nutrition

Calories : 17kcal
Carbonhydrates: 1g
Protein: 1g
Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 1g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 45mg
Sodium: 207mg
Potassium : 11mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 1g
Vitamin A: 62IU
Calcium: 36mg
Iron: 1mg
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4 comments

Jody May 23, 2022 - 12:04 pm

Hey Nick, just wanted to check how much castor sugar please? Recipe says 140gm twice
Thanks Jody

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Nick Makrides May 28, 2022 - 7:05 am

Sorry about that! It’s 140g of sugar 🙂 N x

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Kat May 23, 2023 - 11:11 am

5 stars
Hello, love your work and your website (got hooked in originally by your vids).
I cant wait to make these but I am hoping to make them half the size so approx 16 cookies for a 5yo’s birthday party, in a feeble attempt at perhaps getting them to eat less (?).
Should I halve the baking time for the batch? Thank you.

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Nick Makrides June 24, 2023 - 2:30 am

Hi Kat! I would halve the baking time and see how you go. You’re looking for slightly golden edges. And thanks so much for the lovely comment! N x

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