These Holiday Sprinkle Cookies are pillowy soft and melt-in-your mouth. They have a delicious buttery vanilla flavor and are packed with sprinkles. They're the perfect easy cookie recipe for your holiday baking. 
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Holiday Sprinkle Cookies

These Holiday Sprinkle Cookies are pillowy soft and melt-in-your mouth. They have a delicious buttery vanilla flavor and are packed with sprinkles. They're the perfect easy cookie recipe for your holiday baking. 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Fiona Dowling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , softened but not melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour , spooned & leveled
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch (tablespoons not teaspoons)
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup holiday sprinkles , I recommend jimmies

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees (if baking right away). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. 
  • In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. 
  • Beat in the vanilla extract, almond extract and egg. 
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch, cream of tartar, baking powder and salt. 
  • Slowly beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Then beat in the sprinkles with the mixer on low speed, or stir them in with a large rubber spatula. 
  • Form the dough into balls about 1.5 tablespoons in size. Place 2 inches apart on the lined cookie sheets. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops look just set. 

Notes

*If chilling the dough, do everything through until step 5. Wrap the bowl in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 2 hours or up to 48 hours. When ready to bake remove the bowl from the fridge and let the dough warm up a little (15 minutes if dough is chilled overnight). Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line your cookie sheets. Then continue with step 6.