Sprinkle Cookies are on of my all time favorite cookies, for many reasons. They are crazy easy to make, require only one bowl, no mixer and they are brown sugar cinnamon cookies. How can you go wrong? You can’t!! Now, if you went looking in my Mamaw’s recipe book, you wouldn’t find them under the name “Sprinkle Cookies”. You’d be looking for her Butterscotch Stir-N-Drop Cookies. But, to me and my house, they are known as “Sprinkle Cookies”.
They are so incredibly easy to make. And they make so little mess. You don’t have to even get the hand mixer out! A whisk or even a fork will do just fine! All the ingredients are probably already in your pantry! And that’s the kind of recipe a super busy mommy needs.
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To start, here’s the ingredients you need:
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 cups
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons
goundcinnamon Non StickCooking Spray
- Decorative colored sprinkles
Notes and Special Equipment
To stamp the cookies flat, you’ll need a heavy and flat bottomed drinking glass.
I also like to use pre-cut, flat parchment sheets (These are a game changer. Seriously, ready cut parchment!!!! The greatest invention of all time – no more parchment paper wanting to roll up and not stay on the tray!!).
I also have some of these silicone mats for easy cleanup and no sticking to the cookie sheet that works well too.
My favorite cookie sheets by far (far and AWAY) are these Nordic Ware aluminum pans. These things are tough and perfect for any baking needs.
Step 1: Preheat oven and gather ingredients
Preheat oven to 400°. Go ahead and grab all your ingredients and equipment you need. These cookies mix together quickly, so you might as well have everything out and ready to go.
Step 2: Eggs
In a large bowl, beat eggs with a fork until well blended together. Once blended, mix in vegetable oil and vanilla.
Step 3: Brown Sugar
Whisk in the brown sugar.
Step 4: Add Dry Ingredients
Add the baking powder and salt and mix together in egg/oil mixture. Then slowly add in the flour and continue whisking to combine.
The dough will be a little runnier/
Step 5: Scoop Onto Tray
Using a 2-ounce (or 1-ounce if you like smaller cookies) ice cream scoop, scoop up the batter and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet with at least 2 inches in between each cookie to give room to spread out.
Step 6: Cinnamon and Sugar
Once you have all the
cookies scooped onto the baking sheets, mix the white sugar and cinnamon in a
small, shallow bowl
Spray non-stick cooking spray on the bottom of a heavy bottomed flat drinking glass and dip the bottom of the glass in the cinnamon sugar mixture
Step 7: Stamp Cookies Flat
Gently pat/press down on the cookie dough until it is a bit more flat. Because you used the non-stick spray, this will leave a lot of sugar and cinnamon behind on the top of the cookie. This is what you want!!
Step 8: Sprinkles!
Once all cookies are pressed, sprinkle decorative sprinkles on top
Step 9: Beware of Baby Hands
Beware of baby hands and their curiosity. The little guys were ready for me to stop taking pictures and get on with the cookie-baking. These moments I snuck in pictures were too precious not to share.
Step 10: Bake
Bake in a 400° oven for 8-10 minutes (for smaller cookies, 12-15 minutes for larger cookies) until browned around the edges. Allow to cool completely on a baking rack. Store in a container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Cookie Wrap Up
I think these are just the most cheerful cookies. They make me happy when I look at them! And they could not be easier to make, and clean up is a breeze too. You can adapt them for any holiday by the color sprinkles you put on top as well. I don’t know about you, but I’m all for an easy cookie recipe to add to my supermom arsenal to make for my family and friends. Try these out and let me know what you think!