Above view of sugar cookies with sprinkles on a baking sheet

Sprinkle Cookies

Make a batch of delicious sugar cookies rolled in rainbow sprinkles!

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 10 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies 1x


  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick) softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (scoop and level measured)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Place softened butter in a large mixing bowl with granulated sugar and brown sugar. Mix with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer until fully combined and slightly fluffy.
  3. Add egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract to the bowl and mix again until thoroughly combined.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix dry ingredients into wet with the electric mixer – you may need to use your hands to help the dough come together.
  5. Pour sprinkles into a shallow dish. Scoop ~3tbsp of dough out and roll into a ball. Roll that ball in the sprinkles and press in until all sides of the ball are coated in the sprinkles.
  6. Place on the baking sheet with space between each cookie – I fit 6 per baking sheet. Press down slightly and add more sprinkles. 
  7. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Cool and enjoy!


  • To make these gluten free, use a 1:1 gluten free flour substitute
  • Use any color of sprinkles that you like! You can use holidays colors to make festive cookies!
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