• Serves 10
  • Makes 40
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients


Are you looking for a simple, delicious, and colourful cookie recipe that does not involve a lot of time and effort and you can easily make with the kids? Then, try these perfectly shaped vanilla sugar cookies, decorated with colorful sprinkles!

These basic cookies are a must for a special event, such as birthday or anniversary or a stay-at-home baking activity with your kids. Make them colourful by adding sprinkles!

Ingredients (serves 10 | makes 40 Cookies)

  • 3 cups All-purpose flour , sifted or aerated
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 225g Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • Coloured sprinkles


  1. In a medium bowl, combine together flour and salt and mix.
  2. In a separate bowl, using electric mixer, beat softened butter and granulated sugar until light in color and fluffy. Add an egg and vanilla – continue beating for a couple minutes. Turn off the electric mixer, add flour-salt mixture and then continue beating on low speed until well-combined but without over mixing.
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll these cookie balls in sprinkles. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Freeze until firm, for about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees C in the preheated oven for 14 minutes. Do not over-bake. Remove from the oven, and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


You can also use chocolate sprinkles too.

  • Thanks for the recipe – they look devine!


  • They looks and sounds super yummy


  • They look great. Kids would love these.


  • Looks amazing, thanks for sharing your recipe


  • I remember making these as a child. Now I have to set to work and get the kids involved in making our own batch.


  • Great to make with kids as they love the sprinkles


  • Wonderful recipe and would be so fun to make.


  • These colourful looking cookies look perfect for Easter! I love the colours and a plate of these would look so pretty on a table. Thank you!


  • These cookies look great. The recipe looks really simple and easy to do and great for the kids to be involved in making.
    And doesn’t sound messy either, bonus!

    Everyone loves Sprinkles and great way to brighten up any day with baking then eating sprinkle cookies :)

    • We love lots of colour at Easter time and because it is a stay at home Easter, there will be lots of baking and lots of colour!


  • what a gorgeous little cookie, so bright and fun – thank you for sharing the recipe and technique – going to make these with my daughter


  • They look great and sound easy would live to try and it makes plenty too thanks!


  • Fun for the kids to make!


  • Cute cookies perfect for kids to make


  • These look very cheerful and bright – enough to put a smile on the face of many.


  • This will be great for children stuck at home. Thanks for sharing.


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