Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

The Perfect Roll-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe.... with sprinkles!! - via GloriousTreats.com

How can you improve on the perfect roll-out sugar cookie recipe?  Add sprinkles!

This recipe for Sprinkle Sugar Cookies adds a bit of whimsy to any cookie decorating project!

I’ve made a LOT of cut-out sugar cookies over the years… but after making this batch I feel like I’ve been doing it wrong all this time!  =)  The additional of some colorful sprinkles to my trusty sugar cookie recipe makes a great cookie even better!  I think you can taste the cuteness!  =)

Wouldn’t these Sprinkle Sugar Cookies be the perfect base for birthday cookies?  And of course you know I’m already planning all the fun holiday cookies I could make with different colors of sprinkles!

Sprinkle Roll-Out Sugar Cookies - via GloriousTreats.com

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Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Yield: 18-24 medium sized cut out cookies

This is my tried and true sugar cookie recipe with the simple addition of sprinkles!


3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons non-pareils sprinkles
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


In a large bowl add flour, baking powder and sprinkles. Whisk together and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer add butter and beat until smooth.
Add sugar and blend until fully combined and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla and blend.

While mixing, slowly pour in the bowl of flour.
Mix until dough forms and starts pulling away from the sides of the bowl.

Scoop dough out onto a work surface and form into two large balls. Place balls of dough into a large ziplock bag and press the balls down into thick, flat disk (about an inch thick). Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured work surface. I place a piece of parchment paper on top of the dough to avoid adding excess flour, and to prevent the dough from sticking to the rolling pin. Roll out the dough to about 1/3" thickness. Cut out cookies and bake similar sized cookies together on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat type liner.

Bake 8-10 minutes in a preheated 350*F oven.

Cool on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes, then move to a cooling rack.
Once fully cool, store cookies in a sealed container until ready to decorate.
Cookies remain fresh (when stored well) for at least a week.

I found that after re-rolling the dough about 3 times the heat from my hands, and the moisture from the dough started causing the sprinkles to "bleed", and create streaks of color. As you roll out the dough, try to use a variety of cookie cutter shapes so that you are creating as many cookies (and as little dough scraps) as possible.

Once the cookies are arranged on a baking sheet, I place the entire baking sheet of unbaked cookies in the freezer (or fridge) for 10 minutes. This extra chill time really helps the cookies keep their shape as they bake.

Recipe Source - Glorious Treats

This recipe is just a fun variation of the same Rolled Sugar Cookie Recipe I use all the time.  If you have not (successfully) made cut out cookies before, there are lots of tips and tricks, as well as more step by step photos in that original sugar cookie recipe post.

The Perfect Roll-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe.... with sprinkles!! - via GloriousTreats.com

Sprinkles make everything better, don’t you agree?  =)

Happy baking!


  1. They look really super cute 🙂 love them!
    Thanks for sharing, Rebecca

  2. Adorable! Great idea! They are so sweet! 😀

  3. Oh I like these! Sprinkles are my favourite!

  4. These are also perfect for those in my family who dislike royal icing on cookies. (I’ve noticed that it does’t matter how cute the cookies are, it’s not as much fun if they don’t get eaten!)

  5. You’re a genius, Glory! I love this idea!

  6. These are perfect for those who don’t like (or have the time) for frosting, but still love roll-out sugar cookies. Gorgeous!

  7. Glory, These cookies look very festive and they are a great idea when there’s no time to decorate cookies. Pinning and thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi,
    I LOVE this idea! It’s perfect for those who don’t like icing (most of my family) and they turned out so cute!

  9. Fun, fun, fun! Everything is better with rainbow sprinkles!!

  10. Those cookies are looking so cute! Great recipe!

  11. Sprinkles make EVERYTHING better 🙂

  12. Just made these and have the dough chilling right now! I’m going to make them into Hello Kitty cookies for my niece’s 2nd bday. Great idea!!

  13. That is my favorite way to eat sugar cookies: plain with just some sprinkles! Kind of like the spritz cookies made at Christmas time. Very colorful and cute! Love you!


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  17. Thank you for this recipe. I made them and everyone loves them. 

  18. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Is it possible to
    add almond or lemon extract to the recipe?

  19. I made these again this year for Valentine’s Day, this time for my son’s kindergarten class. Once again, they were a hit! The best sugar cookie recipe I’ve used and I keep coming back to it. Thank you!

  20. Around how many pieces is this recipe?

  21. Does the butter have to be soft or could it be cold??

  22. hi there. you say 1 cup of things but what size cup and is the cup full to the top – ie do you fill cup with butter to the top

  23. Thanks for another yummy recipe! My husband commented that the recipe has a lot of sugar. My 6 year-old replied, “That’s because they’re sugar cookies!” LOL

  24. thank you for the yummy recipe. from the cookie dough to crunchy melt in your mouth, my boys loved them. :p 

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