Sprinkle Cookies


What exactly are sprinkle cookies? You could ask 10 different people this question and get 10 different answers. As well as 100 different recipes. For me, sprinkle cookies should have a different flavor profile than a “regular” sugar cookie. That’s why I use a few ingredients to bring these cookies a flavor all their own.

sprinkle cookies

What kind of sprinkles should I use?

The type of sprinkle you use in these cookies is really based on your personal preference. I love crunch, so I use nonpareils (plus it drives my husband crazy to hear me eat these, so it’s a bonus 😂). If you like a softer sprinkle, jimmies work great as well. My kids like sanding sugar, which really aren’t sprinkles, but pretty nonetheless.

Once you’ve mixed up the cookie dough, use a small scoop to scoop out a ball of dough. Finish rolling with your hands to get them perfectly round, then roll in sprinkles. Place on the cookie sheet and bake.

Happy Baking!


Sprinkle Cookies

Recipe by Amanda Innes-ShareefCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy


Cooking time






  • Unsalted Butter 226g
    (1 cup)

  • Cream Cheese 2 oz.

  • 1 Large Egg

  • Sugar 315g
    (1 1/2 cups)

  • Almond Extract 1/2 tsp

  • All Purpose Flour 355g
    (2 1/2 cups)

  • Baking Soda 1/2 tsp

  • Baking Powder 1 tsp

  • Salt 1/4 tsp

  • Cream of Tartar 1/2 tsp

  • Sprinkles 1/2 cup (or more, depending on the kind of sprinkles you use)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an aluminum baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
  • Add Sugar and beat for 3-5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add egg and almond extract and beat for another minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl halfway through.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  • Use a small scoop to scoop out the cookie dough. Finish rolling by hand and then roll in sprinkles
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.