Vanilla Sprinkle Cookies Recipe

vanilla sprinkle cookies
Carrie Vasios

These vanilla cookies are covered in sprinkles, just like your local Italian-American bakery used to make.

Adapted from Lottie and Doof

Recipe Facts

Active: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves: 24 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (10 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1/4 cup canola oil

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • About 1 cup rainbow sprinkles

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter, oil, sugar, and confectioners sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Add dry ingredients and mix just until dough comes together. Dough will be very soft but wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

  2. Adjust oven rack to upper and lower middle positions and preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  3. Fill a shallow bowl with sprinkles. Use a 2-ounce cookie scoop (or a rounded tablespoon) to form cookies into balls. Roll each ball in sprinkles to cover then transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake until cookies are golden at the edges, about 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Special equipment

Stand mixer, baking sheets, parchment paper, shallow bowl

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
181 Calories
10g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 18mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)