Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins
Add'l 5 mins
Total 28 mins

Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies from

Well, it looks like I survived the surgery. It has been 5 days and I am still slightly swollen. I haven’t gotten back to eating normally yet and am still seeking out soft foods (hello, white chicken chili!). I also have two giant bruises on either side of my face, but that’s actually been pretty fun. Anytime we are in public, I just point at Jorge behind his back and make a sad face. (Kidding, just kidding.)

On Saturday, I was starting to go crazy. I wanted something to eat that wasn’t in the form of soup or mush, but still soft enough that it wouldn’t hurt too badly to try to chew. I had already spent hours of drugged up couch time perusing pinterest and saw these amazing looking cookies on Sally’s Baking Addiction. So with Jorge’s help, off to the stand mixer I went.

Oh and by the way, I wouldn’t recommend pinterest-ing while on pain pills. You will be CONVINCED you can make all of the DIY stuff just as good as anyone else. You will pin DIY beds, farmhouse tables and even repainting your washer and dryer in mint green. It’s not true — you aren’t that talented. And you don’t even own a saw.

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The original recipe calls for room temperature eggs, putting the dough in the fridge before baking and a few other odds and ends. I am not that fussy with cookies (unless they are macarons) and I’m happy to report they didn’t need any special treatment!

They turned out perfectly soft and full of delicious sugar cookie flavor. If you aren’t a sprinkle fangirl like me, feel free to leave them out. I will of course judge you, but your cookies will be just as tasty. πŸ™‚

By the way, this will be the 57th cookie recipe that I have blogged. Whoa.

Yield: 20 cookies

Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies with scattered sprinkles.

Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are chewy, colorful, and the definition of comfort food. One is just not enough when it comes to trying these sugar cookies!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpats. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract, mixing until combined. Add flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until completely combined. Stir in sprinkles until evenly distributed (you can do this by hand or with the stand mixer).
  4. Roll one heaping tablespoon of dough into balls and place on prepared baking sheet – leaving about an inch for spreading.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the centers are set. The cookies will not look browned or cooked, but they are (they will finish cooking while cooling on cookie sheet).
  6. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


adapted fromΒ Sally’s Baking Addiction

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

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46 Responses
  1. Jessica

    If you’re baking these in hot/humid weather, you’re going to want to make sure you refrigerate them. I don’t have a/c at my house and tried them and they spread way too much. The second batch was refrigerated and it worked much better. Just FYI, so no one else makes the same mistake I did.

  2. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    These look great, sugar cookies are big in our house. Love that we can change sprinkle colors to make them go better with holidays too.

  3. diana falcon

    Ia there anything and can sub for the 1 teaspoon cream of tartar. I have none on hand and.the i can get it at is quite far.

    1. Jessica

      The cream of tartar is pretty important to the overall texture of the cookie. I really wouldn’t recommend leaving it out if you want soft cookies.

      They sell Cream of Tartar even at CVS! Hope you get to make them!

  4. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    Glad to hear your surgery went well! The cookies look amazing! Perfectly soft to enjoy while you are still recovering πŸ™‚

  5. caroline

    Made these but they cracked on top. That said I may not been paying attention when making them and added the baking soda twice? I’m almost afraid to eat them until my taste tester gets home. πŸ˜‰ but they do look yummy.

  6. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Jessica, I just made these and they’re incredible! Totally couldn’t help myself. I’m going to (TRY to) give a large portion of them to friends but no promises… Amazing recipe! Do you mind if I blog about them on Monday (with credit to you & Sally)?

  7. Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    These make me so happy!!! Yay for colors and sprinkles! So glad that surgery went well too. These look like just what the doctor ordered… πŸ˜‰

  8. Julie

    Made these last night and they turned out great. They would be great for birthday cookies. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Oh! These are SO getting pinned! Amazing looking cookies, Jessica. They call out to my inner 10 year old! Thanks for sharing and hope you’re continuing on the mend!

  10. Renee @ Awesome on $20

    Yummy! I think post-op cookies might be extra special delicious. It really would have been a great excuse to get someone else to make them for you, though.

    1. Jessica

      Leave it to me to forget one of the most important parts! πŸ™‚

      I have updated the recipe above, but you just stir them into the dough before baking!

  11. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    These look like they’d taste just like the Lofthouse cookies, but without all the pricey additives… Great!

  12. mommabean

    Made these yesterday afternoon on a whim. I used up all the sprinkles in my house, but it was for a good cause! These came out perfectly (they made 18 thick, soft & chewy cookies for me) and looked too cute to eat. But, we got over that pretty quickly. Thanks so much!

  13. Tina | My Life as a Mrs

    you are hilarious…. and I’m SO glad you survived and are feeling better!!!! Oh, and these cookies?? I am now convinced I need to make them for breakfast… YUM!

  14. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Glad to hear your surgery went well, Jessica. I have all four wisdom teeth too (and I’m 28 years old)…my dentist seems to think that they are ok in there and that I won’t have to have them removed, so my fingers are crossed that this will be the case! Thank goodness for delicious cookies like these!

  15. Traci

    Glad to hear that you are doing better. Cookies always make surgery go better. I can always tell I’m feeling better when I start craving sweets. Love the joke about Jorge. πŸ™‚

  16. Amanda

    Pinterest under the influence, I can just imagine what your board is like! πŸ™‚ Hope your recovery goes perfect from here on πŸ™‚

  17. Joanne

    Just looking at all these colorful sprinkles and chewy cookie deliciousness makes me so happy! I’m glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better!

  18. Cindy @ Kicking it In

    Well hello, funny lady responsible for my Ryan Gosling crush! I still need to watch that certain movie, but for today, I’m glad you are feeling somewhat better at least, and these cookies just look amazing. And friendly, if that makes any sense? I will make some and take them to some grad parties coming up in a few weeks! YUM!! Feel all the way better quickly!

  19. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    Oh man you totally read my mind. I wanted some of these the other day! I hope you’re feeling back to normal soon!

  20. Cassie | Bake Your Day

    I’m so glad to hear it went well and definitely taking a mental note of the Pinterest & pain pills-thing. I love the sound of these cookies!

  21. Tieghan

    Glad to hear everything went good!!

    These cookies are so cute! I loved these cookies when Sally posted them and yours look perfect as well! YUM!

  22. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Glad to hear your surgery went well and that you’re already baking again!

    This recipe of Sally’s is one I’ve had my eye on because the cookies look like they turn out so soft AND chewy looking, and thick. A hard to find combo when it comes to sugar cookies. She knows her cookies!

    Now I want to make them!

  23. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    HI Jessica, I’m so glad you made my cookies and loved them! They are one of the cookie recipes I am most proud of. Took me some time to get them just right. I’m a sprinkle lover like you! I’m trying to see what you adapted for the recipe. Just increasing the vanilla? I’ll have to try that next time.

    1. Jessica

      Yup, I didn’t change any of the ingredients/quanities (except for a little more vanilla and sprinkles). However, my changes were in the directions/method.

      I found 2 tablespoons of dough and only 8 minutes of baking too be a little off for me. Instead I did a heaping tablespoon of dough (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) for closer to 9-10 minutes. Still look “undercooked”, but better texture for my tastes.

      I also used a cold egg and didn’t find a need to refrigerate the dough before baking.

      They were delicious, thanks! πŸ™‚

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