Sprinkle Cookies

August 26, 2012Sew White

Sprinkle Cookies are a treat to make and always make people really happy. Who doesn’t love sprinkles and who doesn’t like cookies. Winning combination.

I’ve recently started baking using American style cups and the basic cookie recipe I adapted to add sprinkles to. I also converted into grams for ease. It was fantastic and produced such lovely looking sprinkle cookies which were ready decorated when they came out of the oven. Anything to save time to get to the cookies faster!

The great part of these cookies as you can try all different sprinkles to give different looks. Leave out the cocoa powder and add a little extra vanilla if you don’t want chocolate cookies. The recipe works so well either way. If you make them plain you can add extra flavours and even nuts and chocolate chips into the dough to add extra flavour and fun. Most size sprinkles I have found work with this recipe. I think they look good no matter what the size too.

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5 from 1 vote

Sprinkle Cookies

Sprinkle Cookies are a treat to make and always make people really happy. Who doesn't love sprinkles and who doesn't like cookies. Winning combination.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bakes, Dessert, Party Food
Cuisine: American, International
Keyword: Sprinkle cookies, Sprinkle cookies uk recipe
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Sisley White


  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 160 g plain flour
  • lots of sprinkles


  • Line two large baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
  • Beat butter in a mixer or by hand until creamy.
  • Add granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix in well. Add the egg and vanilla extract and then beat in the all plain flour. Dough should not be sticky.
  • Fill a small bowl with the sprinkles.
  • Measure out dough balls by using a spoon – I find tablespoon sized balls work well. Roll into a ball between your hands and roll dough ball in sprinkles until coated.
  • When all of dough has been rolled into balls and sprinkle-coated, place the baking trays in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees and then bake for 12 minutes.

I love how you can make these cookies look so different so easily. It’s really fun to roll the cookie dough in sprinkles. Great fun as an adult but also very quick and entertaining for baking with children. I’m sure they would love the messiness fun of cookie rolling.

Rolled and ready for the oven.

cookie dough balls covered in sprinkles ready to bake

These ones look kind of Christmassy!

red green and white sprinkles all the way round cookies

Best served with a glass of milk.

Happy Baking x

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  • Frances

    January 3, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    These are so fun to make and wonderful for baking when you have children who are interested in getting their hands dirty. Very cute. Would recommend.5 stars

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