Yield: 24 cookies (depending on the size of your cookie cutters)
Prep: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 30-60 minutes
Bake Time: 12-14 minutes
These cookies are so much fun to make (and eat)! They have the buttery goodness of a vanilla cookie, the fun sweetness of sprinkles, and the structure to hold up to cookie cutters. My children love doing cut-out sugar cookies and the added fun of funfetti made the cookies fun and festive even if you don’t plan to decorate them! They are amazing on their own, but also are sturdy enough to use for royal icing. I used John Kanell from Preppy Kitchen’s sugar cookies recipe as the base of this recipe. I love his sugar cookie recipe because they are soft but also very sturdy. They don’t spread so your cookies will keep their shape in the oven.
- 4 cups of flour (480g)
- ⅓ cup corn starch (40g)
- ¾ teaspoon salt (4g)
- 1 cup unsalted butter (227g), softened
- 1 cup sugar (200g)
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup of jimmie sprinkles
- Sift your flour, corn starch and salt in a large bowl and mix. Set aside.
- Beat together the butter and sugar using beaters or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
- Add the eggs while mixing and continue to scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything mixes together.
- Add vanilla extract.
- Add your jimmie sprinkles and mix until incorporated throughout.
- Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and mix until very well incorporated.
- Mold your dough into a small flat disc – wrap and chill for about 30 minutes. Making it into a flat disc helps you to roll more easily once it’s chilled, compared to starting with a ball of dough!
- Roll your dough on some sprinkled flour to prevent sticking and use your choice of cookie cutters. I like my sugar cookies about ½ inch thick.
- Using a parchment lined baking sheet, bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Depending on how thick or large your cookies are, they may require more or less time. To that point, if you are making small cut-outs you’re going to want to check them much sooner.