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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Confetti Sprinkle Sugar Cookies Cooking View

Cookies are my comfort food.  Maybe it’s not exactly the food itself that is comforting, but the baking.  They feel like home.  Simply the act of making them makes me so happy.  These days my sweet girl is showing a lot of interest in cooking and baking with me. Nearly every time she finds me in the kitchen, she pulls up her steps, puts on her apron and asks to help.  Is it even possible to resist baking sprinkle cookies with my little love?  Absolutely not.  It fills my heart with so much joy.

These are a classic sugar cookie made instantly better with sprinkles.  Sprinkles do that, you know.  And, thanks to the irresistible pull of seasonal sprinkles, you can make them festive for pretty much any holiday.  Find some red, white and blue sprinkles and make them for your Fourth of July celebrations this weekend.  And take the time to enjoy the process just as much as the final product.

Confetti Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
Yield: about 30 cookies


  • 2 cups (10 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (7 oz.) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup rainbow jimmies
Cooking View


  • Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to blend, and set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugars. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Blend in the egg and vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients with the on low speed just until incorporated.  Fold in the rainbow jimmies with a spatula.

  • Scoop the dough into balls, about 1½ to 2 tablespoons each.  Space them evenly on the baking sheets about 2 inches apart.  Bake, rotating the pans halfway through the baking time, until the cookies are just set and the edges are barely browned, about 15-16 minutes.  Let cool briefly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Kaylene @ The Links Site

    Yum – I love sugar cookies, love the pretty sprinkles!

  • FoodNerd

    Arrgh these are too cute!! I love the colours!

    FoodNerd x

  • Shari

    I know that has to bring back memories of you and your mom, they are truly blessed to have you as a Mom!

  • Sarah

    These are beautiful! They look like they would be the perfect cookie for an ice cream sandwich.

  • Jamie | Jamie’s Recipes

    What is it about sprinkles that makes everything better? They are just so festive.

  • Kinsey

    That’s so funny that you call sprinkles “jimmies”! All of us Californians use all of the boring names for everything: sprinkles, soda, grilled cheese etc.

    I think that it’s so wonderful that you are starting to cook with your daughter when she is still young. My mom did the same for me with I was 2-3 and I owe her so much for showing me how to love food and working in the kitchen!

  • Amelia

    These are so adorable! I bet Caroline loved them. I mean, what’s not to love about sprinkles? It’s like funfetti cupcakes, but simplified with a quick cookie. Mmm!

  • Heather

    These just came out of the oven! My 7.5 year old daughter made these almost completely on her own, and she was thrilled with the results. Thanks for helping make a great memory!

  • Annie

    Different types of sprinkles have different names and this variety is commonly called jimmies. The small tiny balls are known as non pareils. There are names for other types as well. I don’t think it’s a regional thing, just people who know too much about sprinkles :)

  • Leah

    These look so delicious!

  • Kristen Hasbrouck

    These look so festive! Do they keep well? I’m having a rainbow themed first birthday party for my daughter on Saturday, and I’m looking for sprinkle-y cookies that will keep nicely to make a few days ahead. These would be perfect!

  • annieseats

    They should be fine for a few days in an airtight container. You could also freeze to keep them even fresher. Enjoy!

  • annieseats

    Just a regular oven :)

  • Joanne (eats well with others)

    It’s CRAZY how happy simple sprinkle cookies can make you. Just looking at these put a smile on my face!

  • Marci

    I’m thinking to do these in place of a bday cake for my 4 year olds bday. Any idea how these cookies would work out if I doubled or tripled them? I have a Bosch mixer that I’m pretty sure would hold it all, I’m just wondering if cookies work out well doubled or tripled or if I should just do separate batches.

  • annieseats

    Sure, should be fine. I multiply cookie recipes on a fairly regular basis and have never had a problem. Enjoy!

  • Laurie Matzko

    I made these for my daughter to bring to drumline practice on her birthday and they were amazing! Wish that I had doubled the recipe so we had some at home!