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Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies

Add a little fun to your cookie baking with these Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies!

Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies on a white tray

Crinkle cookies are such a fun cookie to make. Don’t you just love all those cracks and crevices? And giving them a good roll in confectioners’ sugar really shows off that texture.

Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet

These Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies begin with a really simple vanilla version made with basic baking ingredients. But they’re made more fun and colorful with a good helping of sprinkles. They’re perfect for a celebration or just for a day that could use a little bright spot.

These cookies are soft on the inside with a hint of chewiness on the outside. Be sure to watch them closely near the end of the baking time so you don’t over-bake them, which can make them tend toward harder and tougher. Look for the edges of the cookies to be lightly browned and then place the pan on a wire rack. Remember that the heat of the pan will continue baking them a bit after they’re out of the oven.

I’m sure many of you, like me, have a stash of sprinkles among your baking supplies. I don’t use them frequently, but there are times that a few sprinkles are just the thing to add to a dessert. Most sprinkles will bleed their colors at least a little bit in these cookies, and some brands are more prone to that than others. For this batch, I didn’t use anything fancy… just the basic multi-colored sprinkles available from the supermarket.

stack of Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies on a white tray

Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies are such fun cookies to make and share. And they’re sure to brighten up anyone’s day! I hope you’ll bake a batch and add a little happy color to your day!

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Video Tutorial: Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies

Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies

Yield about 36 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes

Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies are simple vanilla cookies with a fun and colorful twist!

Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies on a white tray


  • 2 & 1/2 cups (300g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 & 1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (about 90g, weights may vary) multi-colored sprinkles
  • 1/2 cup (55g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in the sprinkles.
  4. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper. Place the confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl.
  6. Using a tablespoonful of dough at a time (I use a #50 scoop), roll the chilled cookie dough into balls. Then roll each in confectioners’ sugar, making sure to coat thoroughly.
  7. Place cookies on the prepared pans, leaving about 2 inches between the cookies. Bake, one pan at a time, 14 to 18 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Do not over-bake.
  8. Cool the cookies on the pan for 5 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    16 Comments on “Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies”

  1. Have you tried a lemon, orange or almond flavor with these cookies? 
    I have made so many of your baked goodies, loving them all.  I’d like to make these
    But just wondered what other flavors may go well with this recipe. 

  2. Hello, 

    Do you know if this dough freezes well?  For example, it I made the batter, rolled them in the sugar, and froze half the rolled balls?

    Thank you!

    • Hi, Darli. I’ve not tried freezing these cookies, but I wouldn’t hesitate to do so. I don’t know that the rolled sugar will stay with them as well that way, but you can thaw and roll them before baking.

  3. Do you think oil in place of butter might work?

  4. How many cookies yield this recipe?

  5. These are so fun and tasted great! 10/10 recommend!

  6. Hello Jennifer, I made this cookies today and I would like to know why are they sooo flat. I fllow every step just as you said.

  7. This recipe was wonderful, I made these cookies  exactly like the instructions and they turned out perfect. They were a real crowd pleaser. Thank you for sharing!!

  8. Can you bake these in advance of an event and freeze them until needed?

    • Hi! You can freeze them. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then bring to room temperature. The confectioners’ sugar on them will likely not hold up perfectly, but they should taste fine.

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