Sprinkle Cookies

Let’s talk cookies today!  You can’t beat a good cookie, and in my opinion, rainbow sprinkles make cookies even better.  Actually, I think rainbow sprinkles pretty much make life in general a whole lot better, but that’s just me.  So I set out to make a sprinkle happy cookie, and after grueling amounts of testing and tasting, get ready to preheat your ovens!

I know it’s really hot and you’re probably not to keen on the idea of turning that thing in your kitchen called an oven on right now, but just hear me out.  The cookies are made with light brown sugar giving them an earthy sweetness.  They bake flat crisping ever so slightly around the edges, but always remaining perfectly chewy in the middle.  Every few bites or so, you’ll notice little flecks of vanilla bean peeking through a sea of sprinkles assuring you this was a very good decision.  Finally there’s the sprinkle factor.  They’re seriously bursting with rainbow sprinkles which, if you’re anything like me, will make you smile.  While we’re on the subject of sprinkles, please use sprinkles, not nonpareils when making these.  I don’t like those sprinkle impostors very much.

I think that pretty much wraps it up guys.  I hope you’re on board by now cause I’m ready to whip up another batch! Enjoy :)

Sprinkle Cookies

Yield: 16 (2 ounce) cookies


  • 8 ounces unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 2 and 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles


  1. Cream butter and sugars till light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Mix in flour, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Mix in sprinkles.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap a few hours - over night.
  6. Portion dough into 2 ounces each.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 13-15 minutes rotating once halfway through.


Make sure cookie dough is cold when it goes into the oven to ensure that the cookies bake evenly and keep their shape.


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22 Responses to “Sprinkle Cookies”

  1. 1
    Eftychia says:

    So cute! My kids will love them!

  2. 2
    Dana says:

    These are too cute, and girly, I know my girls would love these if they are as good as they sound!

  3. 3
    Cassie says:

    LOVE sprinkles! There are lots floating around. Love these cookies!!

  4. 4

    Rainbow sprinkles make me so happy :)

  5. 5

    I love all of the sprinkles!! So fun!

  6. 6
  7. 7

    Apparently it is sprinkle day!! These looks incredible, and I love the vanilla beans!

  8. 8

    These are adorable. I also like the tip about using cold cooking dough before placing in the oven. Thanks for sharing!

  9. 9

    Yay for sprinkle cookies! These look so fun and delicious :)

  10. 10
    RavieNomNoms says:

    Yes yes and more yes! I love sprinkles!

  11. 11
    Liz says:

    And these make me smile right back at you!!! What a great idea for my cupboard full of sprinkles :)

  12. 12

    This recipe and these pictures make me so happy.

  13. 13

    Sprinkles make the world a better place! These look so fun and tasty!

  14. 14

    These are adorable Meghan! I would have loved these as a kid, I was obsessed with sprinkles! And I have to admit, they make everything prettier :) !

  15. 15

    These cookies look awesome!!! I love sprinkles!

  16. 16
    michelle says:

    confetti cake in cookie form, what is not to love!? I will have to try soon!

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  17. 17
    Kim Bee says:

    These are gorgeous. Do they work in an easy bake oven? Cuz I am so not keen on turning my other oven on at all. Lol. Saving this for a cool day cuz a girl has to get her sprinkle fix now and again.

  18. 18
    yumgoggle says:

    Adorable cookies! Sprinkles are always welcome to visit our kitchen, anytime. My daughter is an addict. I must say it runs in the blood because I have always loved baking and putting colorful sprinkles as the final touch. This is so fun to make Meghan! =) I am making this soonest!
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  19. 19
    Rayna says:

    These would be great for the little ones in the family.
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  20. 20
    Tiffany says:

    I’d love these with rainbow OR chocolate sprinkles! :D

  21. 21
    Jacqueline says:

    Finally made these but didn’t like the available sprinkles here in Australia – they just didn’t have the right look so I used Dark Choc Chips, egg replacer and Organic Spelt Flour – we have some food intolerance issues in the house. I need to tweak it a bit as it was way too fatty when cooked – the loads of yummy butter combined with the choc chip – lol – but OMG the cookie dough tasted just like the cookie dough in the icecream – so basically we ate the dough instead of cooking it – lol

    Thanks for the recipe.

  22. 22
    Skye says:

    Thanks for the awesome recipe… I have made them a couple times now and they are by far my girls’ favorite cookie EVER! :)

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