These Sprinkle Cookies are so much fun! They pop with color and are perfect for a party or afternoon tea. They are a melt-in-the-mouth soft yet chewy cookie with crisp edges and the fun pop of sprinkles. They taste like fancy bakery cookies but are so simple to make at home! The best thing about this cookie recipe, apart from how fun they are, is that the dough needs no chilling! So you can mix up a batch and get them straight in the oven. Fresh homemade cookies in under 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 375°F/190°C and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Use a stand mixer or hand-held mixer to cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
While the butter and sugar are creaming, measure out the flour and add the cornflour, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine.
Add the eggs to the butter mixture one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Pour in the almond extract and mix well.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter and mix until the dough comes together.
Measure 1 tablespoon amounts of the cookie dough and then gently roll it in your hand to create a ball.
Roll the prepared dough balls into a bowl of sprinkles until thoroughly coated.
Use something flat (I use the back of a measuring cup) to flatten the cookies.
Bake your cookies for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are just golden and the center is still soft.
Remove the cookies from the oven, and leave them to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before carefully transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Make sure your butter is at room temperature. You want to be able to push your finger into the butter easily. (see the bulk of post for how to soften butter quickly)
All-purpose flour is plain flour for those not in the US.
I use large eggs, and they are at room temperature.
You can leave the almond extract out or substitute it with vanilla.
I use nonpareils for this recipe, also called 100's and 1000's. They are little round sprinkles that keep their crunch when baked. But you can use regular rainbow sprinkles or jimmies if you prefer. They will go softer when baked but are still delicious. And as noted in the post, change the color of your sprinkles to match your event!