These sprinkle cookies are a childhood favorite that will not fail to put a smile on your face!
sprinkle cookies from Eats Well With Others

I’ve gone on aΒ biiiitttt of a cookie bender.

Hey, the first step is admitting you have a problem.


And mine is apparently being incapable of saying no to any and every occasion that necessitates breaking out my baking sheets and heating my oven to 350. Or, uh, 400. In this case.

But IΒ especially can’t say no when the cookie baking in question is actually for a good cause. Errr, two good causes.

The first being Cookies For Kids’ Cancer, which is a national nonprofit committed to funding the development of new therapies to fight pediatric cancers.

The second being making my Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap matches fat. I mean, happy.



And what cookies could possibly make you happier than ones that are smothered in sprinkles?!?

I mean, really, when I saw the recipe for these on Kristan’s blog, instant smiles ensued. I knew I had to have them. And then pack them off to send to Madison, Allie, and Lisa. Hope they made you smile, too, ladies!!

But really. Soft sugar cookies covered in an almond glaze and rainbow sprinkle mix. How could they not??

I was lucky enough to receive Momofuku-inspired shortbread from Erika of The Pancake Princess, Fig Cookies from Devangi of PistachioDoughnut, and Salted Almond Toffee Cookies from Kinsey of Kinsey Cooks! We’ll be on a sugar high until March, at least.

Send help. (And more cookies.)

If you want to find out more about the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, as well as sign up to receive notifications about next year’s swap, then click here!


One year ago…Indian-Spiced Roasted Squash Soup with Chili-Cilantro Naan, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Marshmallow Cream Filling

Four years ago…Macadamia Nut Pie

Sprinkle Cookies #fbcookieswap
These sprinkle cookies are a childhood favorite that will not fail to put a smile on your face!
Yield: 3-4 dozen cookies
  • 1½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 3 oz rainbow sprinkles
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix into the batter, until just incorporated.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. On a lightly floured workspace, roll out the dough to about ¼-inch. Cut out cookies using a 1½ to 2-inch round cookie cutter and place on parchment-lined baking sheet, about 1-inch apart. Bake for six minutes. Remove and let cool on a wire rack. Repeat until all the cookie dough is gone, rerolling the dough as needed.
  6. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, water, and almond extract. Pour the sprinkles into a shallow bowl. Dip each cookie top-down into the glaze, then dip again into the sprinkles so that they cover the top of each cookie. Let set on wire rack before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1-2 cookies


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76 Responses to Sprinkle Cookies #fbcookieswap

  1. These look like my childhood and I love it.

  2. Barbara says:

    A great idea and yes, those cookies make me smile too!

  3. this brings me back to my childhood days! I love sprinkle cookies. these are beautiful photos too!

  4. Sprinkles always make me smile! I love that the glaze for these cookies contains almond extract – I need to remind myself to use almond extract more often. Such a nice change from vanilla!

  5. Simply Life says:

    these do look like the perfect cookie that would make people happy at any age!

  6. gloria says:

    these cookies look lovely and make me smile!!!xx

  7. Trade ya these for my peppermint oreos!

  8. There’s something about rainbow sprinkles that just makes me smile!

  9. SallyBR says:

    Super festive! Made me happy this morning, although I would be even happier if I could have a couple of these…. instead, I just finished munching on a chia bar, the banana one…. hummmmmm…….

  10. Joe says:

    what better way to attract some one (the colours are fabulous)

  11. Yayy you got cookies from Erika (pancake princess) I love her!

    and these cookies! SO prettyyyy!

  12. These look like such fun cookies! I can totally understand how they would be irresistible – sprinkles do it everytime.

  13. Yes, pretty much anything coated in rainbow sprinkles will make me smile and make me act like a child and say “ohhhh pretty colors”! LOL

  14. […] from Joanne Eats Well with Others Devangi from Pistachio Doughnuts Erika of The Pancake […]

  15. Erika says:

    Ahhhh those are adorable!!! I bow down to your cookie prowess. Seeing everyone else’s cookies makes me so impressed/excited/jeals that I don’t get to eat them!! Sprinkles are possibly my favorite thing ever.

  16. patsy says:

    Super happy cookies! Sprinkles make everything brighter and happier!

  17. danielle says:

    Cant go wrong with a good sugar cookie – I really need to start my cookie making!

  18. Mmmmmmm these are as delish as they are pretty! Beautiful work Joanne!!

  19. Love that you made a childhood favorite for the swap!

  20. sandra says:

    these DID bring a smile to my face! Thanks!

  21. i love cookies but not so much baking them. this was my first time participating and I really enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  22. Pam says:

    They look pretty and oh so delicious!

  23. Fact: Sprinkles make the world a better place. I’ll take a dozen, pa-lease!

  24. Deena Kakaya says:

    Those are amazing pics of a childhood fave…making me miss my dad, who used to make them for me! Yummy…x

  25. OMG… these look so cute and so it’s really not good to be staring at these while hungry, I literally want to reach out to the screen.

  26. These cookies just makes me smile. They look so adorable and one of the prettiest sprinkle cookies I’ve seen.

  27. Yay!! Childhood favorites are the best. I love sprinkle cookies.

  28. These are so happy! Love them! I’m on a bit of a cookie-baking bender, too. I can’t seem to stop!

  29. How can you possibly resist cookies coated in sprinkles like these!?

  30. Adorable cookies!
    well actually i’m not that kind of fans of rainbow springkle since it made me feeling ood…
    but i guess my sister and my nice would dying lovin it!
    btw, your staging cookies photograph is fancy!

  31. Kate says:

    These remind me of cookies I’d make with my mom, but we rolled the dough in the sprinkles so there would be sprinkles throughout the cookie.

  32. Susan says:

    Love rainbow cookies! They remind of all the Italian cookies from the bakery we got growing up and that almond glaze is calling my name.

  33. Ah, the sprinkle cookie. I remember taking trips to the grocery store with my mom and always always always requesting that we stop at the bakery to get one. I haven’t had one in ages, but Justin asks me to make them all the time. I don’t know why I haven’t yet. Sprinkles make everything better! Thanks for the reminder – maybe I’ll actually make them this time!

  34. Sprinkles are my favorite so love seeing them on these soft pillowy cookies!

  35. Daniela says:

    These cookies will brighten up even the coldest winter day!
    Such a cute idea and they sound delicious too:)

  36. Awww sprinkles make everything better and these cookies are no exception! They look so soft and delicious that I don’t think they would have lasted a second near me ;–)

  37. My grandkids are probably smiling somewhere right now and don’t realize why! I’m making these for the Holidays!!

  38. Megan says:

    These sprinkles cookies are definitely something to smile about especially on a day as cold and gray as today was.

  39. Monet says:

    Love this swap and love these cookies. What a great way to brighten a cold day!

  40. Christina says:

    Happy cookies! I’ve added these to my list of cookies I need to bake because I just can’t not bake them after seeing these pictures.

  41. Danielle says:

    It’s the perfect time of year to be on a cookie bender! (even though I feel like I’m alwaaaaays on one! : ) The sprinkle cookies look delicious and very festive! Love!!!!

  42. Sprinkles make me happy! πŸ™‚ These cookies are gorgeous Joanne! Simply lovely. πŸ™‚

  43. Sprinkles on cookies? I’m in!

  44. I’ll make these for a friend having surgery!

  45. Foodiewife says:

    I shamelessly confess that I bought a boatloaf of sprinkles in all kinds of colors. They’re just so cheerful. You had me at almond. So adding these to my cookie list, as they look simple but beautiful…and tasty.

  46. I know one thing… these cookies would make me smile. They look lovely with all their sprinkles.

  47. *insert big smile on face here* just love the cause and the cookies πŸ™‚

  48. Oh man. I’ll take 5. Ok, more like 247, but that’s it.

  49. Yes to sprinkles! I could take a few of these right now! I love that you used an almond glaze.

  50. Hotly Spiced says:

    These are gorgeous Joanne, and what a worthy cause. I love your sprinkles. I don’t know if we have any available here that are quite like yours. I guess that’s something else I can order on-line xx

  51. You have no idea how much I wish I was on the receiving end for these cookies!

  52. Oof, I wish I could have some of these delicious looking cookies. I love this!

  53. These are so cute! I can snack on these all day long. Love the sprinkles! πŸ™‚

  54. Both reasons definitely compel cookies! And these ones look gorgeous – perfect for kids in need too πŸ™‚

  55. These look perfect and what a nice thing for the cookies for kids cancer fund.

  56. Meg says:

    Everything about these makes me incredibly happy! Also, my sister is sprinkle obsessed . . . might have to surprise her with a few (dozen).

  57. These cookies are positively adorable! All the sprinkles made me smile!

  58. Kathryn says:

    Oh, these are the cutest cookies ever!

  59. grace says:

    i swear, sprinkles automatically make anything more adorable and appealing. lovely little cookies!

  60. I love these cookies so much! Someone gave me some recently and I remembered how much I love them. Your swap recipients were very lucky!

  61. Reeni says:

    LOVE. Those lucky girls! These make me soooooo happy! πŸ™‚

  62. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Sprinkle cookies are so so pretty πŸ™‚ I love them!

  63. I am ashamed to admit that I don’t think I’ve ever baked with sprinkles (don’t hate me!). These look awesome. Next year I WILL do that cookie swap. I gotta get my stuff together…

  64. Who could resist a cookie covered in such colorful sprinkles??

  65. Shannon says:

    i keep meaning to participate, but it wasn’t in the cards this year πŸ™ what a great addition to the swap!

  66. sprinkles!!! love these cookies. they are so festive & fun!

  67. These look like a MUCH better version of the ones you can get in just about every deli, and I love it.

  68. Dina says:

    these were one of my favorite cookies as a kid!

  69. […] adapted from Joanne Eats Well With Others, as originally from Confessions of a Cookbook […]

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