Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle Cookies

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light blue plate of brown sugar cinnamon cookies with colorful confetti sprinkles on top

Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle Cookies are one of my all-time favorite cookies, for many reasons. They are crazy easy to make, require only one bowl, no mixer and they are CINNAMON SUGAR cookies… with happy sprinkles. How can you go wrong?? You can’t!! Now, if you went looking in my Mamaw’s recipe book, you wouldn’t find them under the name “Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle Cookies”. You’d be looking for her Butterscotch Stir-N-Drop Cookies. But, to me and my house, they are known simply as “Sprinkle Cookies”.

They are so incredibly easy to make. And they make so little mess. You don’t have to even get the hand mixer out! A whisk or even a fork will do just fine! All the ingredients are probably already in your pantry! And that’s the kind of recipe a super busy mommy needs.

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Ingredients:

To start, here’s the ingredients you need:

Ingredients for sprinkle cookie recipe layed out on a table
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons gound cinnamon
  • Non Stick Cooking Spray
  • Decorative colored sprinkles

Notes and Special Equipment

To stamp the cookies flat, you’ll need a heavy and flat bottomed drinking glass.

***If you use a smaller 1-ounce-scoop, you’ll get 20-24 smaller cookies. If you use a larger 2-ounce-scoop, you’ll get 10-12 bigger cookies.

I also like to use pre-cut, flat parchment sheets (These are a game changer. Seriously, ready cut parchment!!!! The greatest invention of all time – no more parchment paper wanting to roll up and not stay on the tray!!).

I also have some of these silicone mats for easy cleanup and no sticking to the cookie sheet that works well too.

My favorite cookie sheets by far (far and AWAY) are these Nordic Ware aluminum pans. These things are tough and perfect for any baking needs.

Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat oven and gather ingredients

Preheat oven to 400°. Go ahead and grab all your ingredients and equipment you need. These cookies mix together quickly, so you might as well have everything out and ready to go.

Step 2: Eggs

eggs whisked in a bowl for sprinkle cookie dough

In a large bowl, beat eggs with a fork until well blended together. Once blended, mix in vegetable oil and vanilla. I use this flat whisk. It’s my favorite kitchen tool of all time.

Step 3: Brown Sugar

Adding brown sugar to egg mixture to make sprinkle cookie batter

Whisk in the brown sugar.

Step 4: Add Dry Ingredients

Adding flour to sprinkle cookie batter with a whisk

Add the baking powder and salt and mix together in egg/oil mixture. Then slowly add in the flour and continue whisking to combine.

runny sprinkle cookie batter on a whisk

The dough will be a little runnier/more loose than your average cookie dough. You want thicker than pancake batter but not as thick as normal cookie dough.

Step 5: Scoop Onto Tray

one ounce scoop dropping cookie dough onto a parchment lined backing sheet

Using a 2-ounce (or 1-ounce if you like smaller cookies) ice cream scoop, scoop up the batter and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet with at least 2 inches in between each cookie to give room to spread out.

Step 6: Cinnamon and Sugar

cinnamon and sugar being stirred together with a fork

Once you have all the cookies scooped onto the baking sheets, mix the white sugar and cinnamon in a small, shallow bowl

Spray non-stick cooking spray on the bottom of a heavy bottomed flat drinking glass and dip the bottom of the glass in the cinnamon sugar mixture

Step 7: Stamp Cookies Flat

brown sugar being stamped onto the raw cookie dough on the baking sheet

Gently pat/press down on the cookie dough until it is a bit more flat. Because you used the non-stick spray, this will leave a lot of sugar and cinnamon behind on the top of the cookie. This is what you want!!

Step 8: Sprinkles!

Once all cookies are pressed, sprinkle decorative sprinkles on top

Step 9: Beware of Baby Hands

Beware of baby hands and their curiosity. The little guys were ready for me to stop taking pictures and get on with the cookie-baking. These moments I snuck in pictures were too precious not to share.

Step 10: Bake

Bake in a 400° oven for 8-10 minutes (for smaller cookies, 12-15 minutes for larger cookies) until browned around the edges. Allow to cool completely on a baking rack. Store in a container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

light blue plate of brown sugar cinnamon cookies with colorful confetti sprinkles on top

Cookie Wrap Up

I think these are just the most cheerful cookies. They make me happy when I look at them! And they could not be easier to make, and clean up is a breeze too. You can adapt them for any holiday by the color sprinkles you put on top as well. I don’t know about you, but I’m all for an easy cookie recipe to add to my supermom arsenal to make for my family and friends. Try these out and let me know what you think!

Kitchen Tools Used For Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle Cookies:

brown sugar cinnamon sprinkle cookies on a light blue plate

Sprinkle Cookies

Print Recipe
These delicious brown sugar cinnamon cookies are covered in colorful sprinkles to make a delightfully cheerful tasty cookie treat!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ cup granualted sugar
  • Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • ½ cup decorative sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs with a fork until well blended together
  • Stir in oil and vanilla and whisk together
  • Whisk in the brown sugar
  • Add baking powder and salt and mix together in egg/oil mixture
  • Slowly add in the flour and continue whisking to combine.
  • Dough will be a little runnier/more loose than your average cookie dough
  • Using a 2-ounce*** ice cream scoop, scoop up the batter and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet with at least 2 inches room to spread out
  • Once you have all the cookies scooped onto the baking sheets, mix the white sugar and cinnamon in a small, shallow bowl
  • Spray non-stick cooking spray on the bottom of a heavy bottomed flat drinking glass and dip the bottom of the glass in the cinnamon sugar mixture
  • Gently pat/press down on the cookie dough until it is a bit more flat. Because you used the non-stick spray, this will leave a lot of sugar and cinnamon behind on the top of the cookie. This is what you want!!
  • Once all cookies are pressed, sprinkle decorative sprinkles on top
  • Bake in a 400° oven for 8-10 minutes until browned around the edges.
  • Allow to cool completely on a baking rack

Notes

Special Equipment: Heavy flat bottomed drinking glass
***If you use a smaller 1-ounce-scoop, you’ll get 20-24 smaller cookies. If you use a larger 2-ounce-scoop, you’ll get 10-12 bigger cookies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon cookies, cinnamon sugar sprinkle cookies, sprinkle cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Sarah
Cost: $10

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