Italian Sprinkle Butter Cookies

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Growing up we’d all the time drive again to New York to go to household. We’d take the large mini-van and drive the 6 hours from Montreal to the suburbs of New York City. But one factor we all the time did it doesn’t matter what was go to the Italian bakeries. I’ve fond recollections of selecting out my favorites to place into somewhat white field tied completely with a crimson and white ribbon. And for those who haven’t skilled somewhat white blox with a crimson bow on high, you’re lacking out. This was the whole lot to us as children.

I’d select my common favorites that I nonetheless like to today. A black and white cookie (duh), rainbow cookies (these are them for those who’ve by no means had them), leaf cookies and naturally, sprinkle butter cookies. There’s simply one thing so easy and simple a few butter cookie rolled in sprinkles. I’d inhale a very good portion of my cookies very quickly, however that’s actually the one option to do it.

Italian Sprinkle Butter Cookies Recipe

I can’t take credit score for dreaming up this recipe. I actually don’t know the way bakers do it. I can give you a savory dish in two seconds, however baking is a complete completely different beast. I used the Serious Eats recipe for her vanilla sprinkle cookies. They’re excellent simply the way in which they’re.


  • 2 cups all objective flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup salted butter – at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles for rolling


  1. In a medium bowl add all of your dry components. In a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream your butter, oil and sugars collectively till fluffy, roughly 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and mix. Add dry components and blend till mixed. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat.
  3. Using a 1 tbsp cookie scoop (or you may go larger simply make certain to cook dinner them a tad longer) type cookies into balls and roll in coloured sprinkles. Bake till golden brown about 12-14 minutes. Let cool and switch to a wire rack.

Recipe courtesy of Serious Eats, try her recipe right here!

Italian Sprinkle Butter Cookie Tips

These cookies are excellent for making all 12 months spherical. For Valentine’s Day, go for pink and crimson sprinkles as a substitute of rainbow. For Christmas, strive crimson and inexperienced, and even dye the cookies crimson with some meals coloring. They additionally retailer rather well. You can pre-roll them in sprinkles after which freeze them for simple baking one or two. And belief me, they’re additionally very scrumptious frozen and uncooked! I feel I ate equal quantities baked and uncooked frozen cookies once I made these. And lastly, they’re nice for a cookie trade since you may get so many from one batch.

Xoxo 💋 The Select Fashion Team