The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever!


My daughter loves to help make cookies. She also loves sprinkles. So, I was on the hunt to find the best sprinkle cookie recipe ever!

We had tried the traditional sugar cookie recipe that’s meant for rolling out and cutting shapes, and I’m just not a fan of the taste. They’re okay, but not good enough to eat a whole batch of them. My daughter is good at helping measure the ingredients and cutting out the shapes, but once we finish baking them, I have to make the icing so the sprinkles stick, and by that point, she’s just off in a corner eating the cookies and I have to decorate them myself.  I don’t want to waste my time decorating cookies that don’t even taste that great when the part she really enjoys is adding the ingredients, not decorating.

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I searched and searched, and finally found a recipe that combines baking and decorating in one fell swoop. It is easy enough for her to help with, she gets to cover it in sprinkles, and it tastes SO GOOD. They taste like the sugar cookies you buy at a bakery. We made a batch to take to a family dinner, and my husband tried one and promptly decided we were not taking that batch to the family dinner.  They lasted about 3 days.

We’ve made Thanksgiving sprinkle cookies (which were actually pretty ugly because I didn’t know to only use the jimmies or round balls and we had melted orange and red sugar everywhere), Christmas sprinkle cookies, and now, Valentine’s sprinkle cookies! I love how simple they are to make, and how versatile they can be! I’m going to be making St. Patty’s Day sprinkle cookies, Easter sprinkle cookies, maybe even leave some as blank sugar cookies if I’m feeling minimalist. . . who knows!

Without further adieu, here are the Best. Sugar. Cookies. Ever.

AuthorijustwannafinishmyDifficultyBeginner

This sugar cookie recipe makes the most melt-in-your-mouth cookies you'll ever eat!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins

 3 cups All-purpose flour
 1 tsp Baking powder
 ¼ tsp Baking soda
 ¾ tsp Salt
 1 cup Unsalted butter
 ¼ cup Cream cheese
 1 ¼ cups Sugar
 1 Egg
 2 tsp Vanilla extract
 1 cup Sprinkles

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1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Let cream cheese and butter soften at room temperature, or soften in the microwave if you are short on time.

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2. Cream together cream cheese, butter, and sugar with an electric mixer (either hand mixer or stand mixer)

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3. Add egg, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

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4. Add flour to mixture and mix until all ingredients are combined.

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5. Roll the dough into balls 1" in diameter. If the dough is too soft, refrigerate it for an hour before rolling into balls.

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6. Dip the dough into a shallow bowl of the sprinkles! You can either just dip the top, or roll the dough in the sprinkles to get a sprinkle-covered cookie. (Important: Do NOT use the colored sugar sprinkles. . .they just melt into a mess. Use the "jimmies" or the little round ball sprinkles. They work the best! We made some unfortunate Thanksgiving ones with the wrong sprinkles. . . )

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7. Use a silpat on the cookie sheet. Place sprinkled cookie dough balls on the cookie sheet. Use a clean glass to smash the cookies into a puck shape. If the cookies aren't sprinkle-covered enough for you, pat some extras on now.

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8. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. They should be just barely golden on the outside. Let them cool on a baking rack. They will be perfectly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside!

Ingredients

 3 cups All-purpose flour
 1 tsp Baking powder
 ¼ tsp Baking soda
 ¾ tsp Salt
 1 cup Unsalted butter
 ¼ cup Cream cheese
 1 ¼ cups Sugar
 1 Egg
 2 tsp Vanilla extract
 1 cup Sprinkles

Directions

1

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Let cream cheese and butter soften at room temperature, or soften in the microwave if you are short on time.

2

2. Cream together cream cheese, butter, and sugar with an electric mixer (either hand mixer or stand mixer)

3

3. Add egg, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

4

4. Add flour to mixture and mix until all ingredients are combined.

5

5. Roll the dough into balls 1" in diameter. If the dough is too soft, refrigerate it for an hour before rolling into balls.

6

6. Dip the dough into a shallow bowl of the sprinkles! You can either just dip the top, or roll the dough in the sprinkles to get a sprinkle-covered cookie. (Important: Do NOT use the colored sugar sprinkles. . .they just melt into a mess. Use the "jimmies" or the little round ball sprinkles. They work the best! We made some unfortunate Thanksgiving ones with the wrong sprinkles. . . )

7

7. Use a silpat on the cookie sheet. Place sprinkled cookie dough balls on the cookie sheet. Use a clean glass to smash the cookies into a puck shape. If the cookies aren't sprinkle-covered enough for you, pat some extras on now.

8

8. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. They should be just barely golden on the outside. Let them cool on a baking rack. They will be perfectly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside!

The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever

 

The original recipe can be found here! Thank you to the author for finding the perfect sugar cookie recipe!

 

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