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Easter Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Easter is almost here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about what kinds of treats you want to make! These Easter sprinkle sugar cookies are a great option because they’re both festive and delicious. Plus, they’re pretty easy to make, so you can spend more time enjoying the holiday with your family and friends.

These adorable sprinkle sugar cookies are soft and fluffy with a crunch from the sprinkles. Kids will love that they are loaded with colourful sprinkles – the more, the merrier! They are sure to brighten any Easter dessert table.

These delicious cookies are perfect for any springtime celebration. Best of all, they’re so simple to make that even the kids can help out with the decorating. So get your aprons on and let’s get started!

Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.
Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Why You Will LOVE These Easter Sprinkle Cookies

These soft cookies are the perfect Easter dessert, here is why:

  • Super fun Easter sprinkles in the cookies and on top!
  • Easy Easter sugar cookies to make
  • Soft sugar cookies
  • Irresistible buttery vanilla flavor
  • Kids will love helping to make them.
  • Delicious and fun Easter cookies.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled.
Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Frequently Asked Questions

Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Can I Bring Out my Cookie Cutters?

No, this dough is not suitable for rolling out and cutting into shapes.

Instead, check out my recipe for chocolate dipped Easter bunny sugar cookies, they are just as buttery and soft but this dough works well for rolling out and cutting!

Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Sugar Cookie Recipe Variations

This recipe is easy to modify for different tastes and occasions. Try some of these ideas.

  • Omit the sprinkles entirely.
  • Omit the sprinkles in the dough.
  • Skip rolling the dough balls in extra sprinkles.
  • Use different sprinkle mixes to modify for other holidays.
  • Try replacing the vanilla extract for another flavour extract such as lemon, almond, coconut, or mint.
  • Roll the dough balls in granulated sugar instead of sprinkles.
  • Roll the dough balls in coloured sugar instead of sprinkles.
Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Tips for Baking the Drop Sugar Cookies

For sugar cookie success be sure to take care of these things:

  • These sugar cookies are super soft, to make sure yours turn out that way be sure to carefully measure your ingredients.
  • When measuring out your flour make sure you spoon and level it to avoid dense cookies.
  • If your flour is lumpy, you will probably want to sift it.
  • When mixing your dough after adding the flour, be sure to only just mix it enough to combine. If you over mix your cookie dough, the cookies will be dense.
  • Use a cookie scoop to ensure your cookies are equally sized and bake evenly.
  • Don’t roll the dough in the sprinkles, Sprinkles at the bottom of the cookie can burn easily. Cover only the tops with extra sprinkles.
  • This dough has a lot of butter which is what gives these cookies an amazing flavour. This does mean that you need to chill the dough well so they don’t spread a lot while baking.
  • Chill the dough balls for at least 30 minutes before baking, you can also cover the dough balls and store in the fridge for up to 2 days before baking.
  • If you prefer smaller cookies, that works too, just reduce the bake time.
  • Bake the cookies one sheet at a time for more consistent results.
  • Oven temperatures and bake times will vary. These were done perfectly at the 10 minute mark in my oven. They are ready when the sides just start to get a little golden.
Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

How to Store Cut Out Sprinkle Cookies

If you have any leftover sprinkle sugar cookies, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature or freezer. The cookies will stay fresh for up to a week at room temperature or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

How to Freeze Sugar Cookies

You can also freeze the cookie dough for up to 3 months before baking. Prepare the dough, and freeze the cookie dough balls inside a labelled freezer bag. When ready to bake, just bake from frozen, for an extra minute or two.

Baked cookies can be frozen too for up to 3 months, then thawed out at room temperature for an hour or two before enjoying.

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Equipment Needed for Baking Sugar Cookies

Electric Mixer – Use either a handheld mixer or a stand mixer.

Glass Mixing Bowls – For combining the dry ingredients.

Baking sheets – These cookies don’t spread much but you still want room so use some large baking sheets.

Parchment paper – Use either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Cooling rack – For cooling off the cookies.

Ingredients for the sugar cookies.

About the Ingredients for Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Flour – Spoon and level the flour when measuring it, or your cupcakes may end up too dense.

Baking powder & soda – Helps make the cookies rise. Ensure that the baking powder and soda is fresh.

Salt – Makes all the other ingredients really shine.

Butter – Unsalted butter will give you the best control over the amount of salt in the recipe. If all you have on hand is salted butter, omit half the added salt.

Sugar – Just plain old white granulated sugar.

Egg – Bring them to room temperature before starting.

Vanilla Extract – Use pure vanilla extract for the best flavour, but artificial is just fine too.

Sprinkles – I used pastel nonpareils (the little ball sprinkles), any Easter sprinkles will work.

Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Looking for More Easy Easter Dessert Recipes?

Check out more of my favourite easy Easter dessert ideas!

Delicious chocolate dipped Easter bunny sugar cookies complete with sprinkles that are the perfect addition to your Easter dessert table.

This bunny bait recipe is a tasty Easter snack mix made with popcorn, pastel M&M’s, pretzels, white chocolate, sprinkles, and muddy buddies.

Looking for an easy and delicious Instant Pot cheesecake recipe for Easter? Out Instant Pot Mini Egg Cheesecake is a perfect spring dessert!

Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

How to Make Easter Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Yields: 18 Cookies | Prep time: 15 Minutes | Cook time: 12 Minutes | Chill time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups All-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pastel sprinkles,

Directions:

Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Cream the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment. Beat in the sugar until light and fluffy. (Or use a large mixing bowl and a hand mixer.)

Add egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.

Dough with sprinkles in a mixing bowl.;

Add the flour mixture a half cup at a time into the wet ingredients until just incorporated.

Mix in the sprinkles until just combined.

Rolling the dough balls in sprinkles.

Scoop the dough, using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, and roll into balls. If desired, press the tops of the dough balls in more coloured sprinkles.

Place the balls onto the baking sheets, at least 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.

Chill the dough for 30 minutes in the fridge, if you plan to chill them longer then wrap the baking sheets tightly with plastic wrap.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies just start to brown.

Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Easter Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
Yield: 18 Cookies

Easter Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 57 minutes

Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pastel sprinkles,

Instructions

  1. Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment. Beat in the sugar until light and fluffy. (Or use a large mixing bowl and a hand mixer.)
  4. Add egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture a half cup at a time into the wet ingredients until just incorporated.
  6. Mix in the sprinkles until just combined.
  7. Scoop the dough, using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, and roll into balls. If desired, press the tops of the dough balls in more coloured sprinkles.
  8. Place the balls onto the baking sheets, at least 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.
  9. Chill the dough for 30 minutes in the fridge, if you plan to chill them longer then wrap the baking sheets
    tightly with plastic wrap.
  10. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  11. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies just start to brown.
  12. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  13. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Easter is a great time to get together with friends and family, enjoy some delicious food, and of course – participate in some egg hunts! We hope you have as much fun making these cookies as we did.

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Love sugar cookies? This Easter sprinkle sugar cookies recipe is perfect for you! These cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.

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