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Classic Sprinkled Sugar Cookies

Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time1 hr 28 mins
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Mary Ann Dwyer


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus extra for flattening cookies
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sprinkles


  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg ,vegetable oil, vanilla and almond extracts and mix on low until well blended.
  • Add confectioners sugar, flour, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  • Continue to stir until well blended.
  • Cover dough with wax paper and chill in refrigerator for one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Scoop a tablespoonful of dough into a ball, roll in a shallow bowl full of sprinkles.
  • Place on prepared sheet, 2 inches apart because cookies will spread while baking.
  • Flatten cookie gently with the bottom of a glass dipped in bowl filled with some granulated sugar.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes for softer cookies and 11 minutes for crispier cookies.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.