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Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles

Sugar cookies with sprinkles are a quick and fun treat for birthday parties, teacher gifts, or any type of celebration! They're soft, fluffy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Use different colored sprinkles for different holidays - think red & green for Christmas or black & orange for Halloween!

Course Dessert
Category Cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Large Cookies
Calories 265 kcal
Author Melissa Rose

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup 1.5 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup rainbow jimmies sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small glass bowl, microwave butter until melted. Pour into large mixing bowl.
  3. Add in white sugar and powdered sugar and mix for 10 seconds.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla then mix on medium speed for 20 seconds.

  5. Turn mixer to low speed, and add baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix for 10 seconds.
  6. Half cup at a time, add flour and mix until flour is just incorporated (about 10-20 seconds). Do not overmix. Mix in sprinkles.

  7. Immediately after mixing, scoop dough into (3 tablespoon sized) balls. Lightly flatten each ball before placing on cookie sheet. (Because this has melted butter, do not let the dough sit out before rolling into balls & baking, or your dough will become dry and crumbly.)
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (The magic number in my oven is 9 minutes) They may look underdone, but they will finish baking on the hot cookie sheet after you take it out of the oven. (Of course, because ovens bake differently use your best judgement to keep them in a minute longer if they look severely under baked.)
  9. After removing from oven, allow the cookies to cool on the hot baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing them from cookie sheet.
  10. Enjoy plain or spread or pipe cream cheese frosting on cooled cookies and top with more sprinkles!

Nutrition Facts
Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Nutritional information is estimated from a online calculator and can vary based on ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.