These one bowl no chill Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are the easiest you'll ever make! Buttery, sweet, delicious and just 5 ingredients, you can have these in the oven in minutes.
Funfetti cookies are a fun and colorful take on classic sugar cookies. They are a huge hit with kids as I fold the sprinkles through the cookie dough as well as sprinkling over the top.
These 5 Ingredient Soft Sugar Cookies are the perfect soft and chewy vanilla sugar cookie.
They're made with ingredients that most of us will have in our kitchen already. And even better there's no need to chill the dough first. And no need for a rolling pin or cookie cutters!
The simplicity of this family favorite recipe means you can add any color of sprinkles to these homemade Sugar Cookies to make any Holiday Sugar Cookie - so get creative.
Sugar cookies baked from scratch with minimal effort! These simple vanilla sugar cookies not only look fun, but taste great too! (Have you seen how much butter goes in?!)
- Why You Should Make These Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
- Do I need to chill cookie dough?
- Easy Sugar Cookies Ingredients
- How to Make Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
- Variations of Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles
- Tips For Making Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
- Pin This Sprinkle Sugar Cookies - No Chill Method Recipe For Later
- What Do You Think?!
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- Printable Recipe
- Sprinkle Sugar Cookies - No Chill Method
- Reader Comments & Ratings
Why You Should Make These Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
- No need to chill the cookie dough, just combine the ingredients together, roll into cookie sized balls, flatten and bake. A great recipe for when a cookie craving strikes!
- Made with only 5 simple ingredients that most of us will have in our kitchen already
- The ideal thing to make with children as these funfetti cookies can be prepared and baked in 30 minutes.
- They're totally customizable - make Valentine's Day sugar cookies, Christmas sugar cookies, Easter Sugar Cookies - you name it. Just use a different kind of sprinkles!
- If you love simple baking as much as I do, then try my Easy Raspberry Brownies, my White Chocolate Rocky Road, Kit Kat Brownies or my Mini Egg Brownies.
Do I need to chill cookie dough?
This bonus of this best sugar cookie recipe is that there is no need to chill the dough first as they are so fast to pull together. Just try to make sure you work fairly quickly so the dough doesn't get too warm.
The reason you normally chill cookie dough is so the fat in the dough solidifies. This stops the cookies from spreading too much once they're in the oven.
If the kids are helping out and the dough does become too warm then pop it into the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.
Easy Sugar Cookies Ingredients
Find the full list and quantities in the recipe below.
Butter - use either salted or unsalted butter in the cookie dough. Don't be tempted to use margarine as this won't set the dough and the cookies will spread too much in the oven.
Sugar - use white granulated sugar or superfine sugar (caster sugar).
Sprinkles - you can use any brand or color of sprinkles. When making these sugar cookies with sprinkles I look for sprinkles made with natural ingredients if possible.
How to Make Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
Find the full printable recipe below.
The first step is to mix the butter and sugar until combined. Then beat in the flour and vanilla extract.
Stir in the sprinkles and use your hands to bring the dough together. Be careful to not overwork the dough.
Roll the dough into roughly 16 balls and space out over two parchment lined cookie sheets.
Carefully flatten the balls with the palm of your hand.
Bake for around 20 minutes until slightly golden around the edges then allow to cool.
How to soften butter to room temperature fast?
When baking we all have times when we forget to take the butter out of the fridge to soften it.
The best way to soften butter fast is to:
- Measure the correct amount you need for the recipe.
- Cut the butter it into really small pieces.
- Spread the pieces out on a dish or plate.
- Leave the butter on the counter for 20 minutes.
Another handy suggestion is to grate the butter. This will speed up the softening process and also makes it easier to mix in with the sugar.
Do you put sugar sprinkles on cookies before or after baking?
The sugar sprinkles on these funfetti cookies are mixed through the cookie dough and also sprinkled over the top of the cookies before being baked in the oven. I find the sprinkles stick better when added before baking.
Variations of Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles
This is a simple 5 ingredient recipe, but one that is extra versatile and can be easily adapted. Using the base cookie recipe, here are some suggestions:
- Swap the vanilla extract for almond, cinnamon or coconut extract.
- For chocolate sugar cookies, add some cocoa powder to the dough and remove the same amount of flour.
- Use any flavor or color of sprinkles eg, rainbow, sparkling, chocolate.
- Add finely chopped dried fruits and nuts.
- Decorate your cookies with a drizzle of icing or melted chocolate in your favorite flavors.
Can I turn these into holiday cookies
Yes! One of the joys of this recipe is that you can easily turn these into holiday sprinkle sugar cookies just by picking the right color of sprinkles to add. The list of ideas is endless but here are some thoughts to get you started:
- Pastel colored sprinkles for Easter Sprinkle Sugar Cookies.
- Festive sprinkles make the perfect Christmas Sugar Cookies.
- Orange and black colored sprinkles for Halloween Sugar Cookies.
- Go with red, white and blue sprinkles for 4th July celebrations.
- How about making cookies using your team colors for the Superbowl?
Tips For Making Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
If you are planning on baking, try and remember to take the butter out of the refrigerator an hour before you start.
Work quickly to avoid the need to chill the dough. This saves a lot of time. Particularly important if baking with kids who just want to prep, bake and eat in record time!
This recipe is easily doubled or trebled depending on numbers.
Remember to leave the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes before transferring to a cooking rack. This is essential since they cool and 'set', staying soft on the inside but crisping up on the outside.
Once baked, store the cookies in an airtight container on the counter top for up to 5 days. That's assuming they last that long - they never do in my kitchen.
How to Freeze Easy Sugar Cookies?
These cookies are really easy to freeze, so double up the recipe and enjoy some cookies now and save some for later.
Once baked allow the cookies to completely cool on a wire rack. Once cool place them in an airtight container, with a sheet of baking paper between each layer, and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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Sprinkle Sugar Cookies - No Chill Method
- 2 sticks Unsalted Butter - at room temperature
- ⅔ cup Sugar
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour (Plain Flour)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ cup Rainbow Sprinkles - plus more for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 325F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Mix the unsalted butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until combined, scraping down the sides if necessary.This is easiest using a stand mixer or an electric hand whisk but you can also mix it by hand.
- Add the all purpose flour and vanilla extract and mix until mostly incorporated.
- Add the rainbow sprinkles and mix again.
- Use your hands if necessary to make sure it combines into a dough - but be careful to not over mix or over handle as this makes the dough sticky.
- Roll the dough into 1½ inch balls and place onto baking sheet, leaving a 2 inch space between cookies. You should have roughly 16 balls.
- Using the palm of your hand, gently flatten the balls into a cookie shape around ¼ inch thick.
- Shake on some more sprinkles and gently pat them down so they stick to the dough.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until just starting to turn golden around the edges.
- Remove from oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for at least 15 minutes. They will harden up as they sit.
- Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
My grandchildren really loved baking, and of course eating these delicious cookies. So easy thank you Jo
Jo Keohane says
Wonderful - thank you so much for your comment and so glad you like the recipe.