Softbatch No-Roll Holiday Sprinkles Cookies

I’ve never been that fond of classic sugar cookies that are decorated with sprinkles.

They’re usually a bit too hard and crunchy for my liking and rolling out dough is an extra step I’d rather not take when I’m already so busy during the holiday season.

Softbatch No-Roll Holiday Sprinkles Cookies - No-roll dough with sprinkles baked in so you don't have to decorate cookies!! Big timesavers! Everyone loves these soft, buttery cookies loaded with sprinkles!!

However, these cookies are the exact opposite. They’re super soft and buttery with tender, pillowy centers. It’s a no-roll dough with the sprinkles baked right in so you don’t even have to decorate them. A win-win-win.

The dough base is adapted fromSoft and Chewy Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies with cornstarch added to provide softbatch-style softness. The dough is very soft and must be chilled before baking. There’s two tablespoons of cream in the dough which makes the cookies so creamy but also makes for a very soft dough.

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Softbatch No-Roll Holiday Sprinkles Cookies - No-roll dough with sprinkles baked in so you don't have to decorate cookies!! Big timesavers! Everyone loves these soft, buttery cookies loaded with sprinkles!!

The buttery dough just melts in your mouth and the texture contrast the sprinkles lend is perfect. If you’re like me and you have helpers in the kitchen, you may wind up with sprinkles all over the counter, the floor, and in every nook and cranny. Actually, I don’t need my daughter to help me with that. I’m great at it on my own.

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Softbatch No-Roll Holiday Sprinkles Cookies - No-roll dough with sprinkles baked in so you don't have to decorate cookies!! Big timesavers! Everyone loves these soft, buttery cookies loaded with sprinkles!!

Softbatch No-Roll Holiday Sprinkles Cookies

The cookies super soft and buttery with tender, pillowy centers. It’s a no-roll dough with the sprinkles baked right in so you don’t even have to decorate them. A win-win-win. The dough is very soft and must be chilled before baking. There’s two tablespoons of cream in the dough which makes the cookies so creamy but also makes for a very soft dough. The buttery dough just melts in your mouth and the texture contrast the sprinkles lend is perfect.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cream or half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I use clear imitation-vanilla extract)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup red, green, and white jimmies (sprinkles), plus more for sprinkling the tops of the cookies

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large bowl and electric mixer), add the butter, sugars, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the egg, vanilla (clear imitation-vanilla extract has a nostalgic, bakery-cookie flavor and I prefer it in this recipe), and beat on medium-high speed until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the cream, and beat on medium-high speed until well combined, about 1 minute. The batter may look a little ‘grainy’ and almost as if it’s separated, this is okay.
  4. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  5. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the sprinkles, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
  6. Using a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop or your hands, form approximately 17 equal-sized mounds of dough. The dough is very soft and I find it easiest to use a cookie scoop. Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading. After chilling, flatten each mound about half the original height.
  7. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet). Top each mound with a generous pinch of sprinkles, pressing them down lightly so they adhere.
  8. Bake for about 8 minutes or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked and glossy in the center; don’t overbake. Cookies firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet completely. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack. Cookies will keep airtight at room temp for up to 1 week. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired. Extra frosting will keep airtight for weeks in the fridge.

Adapted from Soft and Chewy Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies and Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies

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23 comments on “Softbatch No-Roll Holiday Sprinkles Cookies”

  1. The rolling…you pretty much spoke my thoughts. I have a full-time job, a blog, three kids, and I want to sleep sometimes. Rolling out dough and decorating it perfectly is just something I don’t have time for!
    But I’ll make time for these. They look fantastic and I’m sure they taste amazing!

  2. While I do love cut out sugar cookies (at least the recipe my family uses, some of them are too bland without frosting), I also love no roll sugar cookies like these! Back in highschool they had giant ones like this that I loves.

  3. I generally favor short cuts, simplicity, and efficiency so these get a thumbs up from me! Besides, my texture preference in cookies has changed after making several of your recipes over the years. I like soft rather than crisp!

  4. thanks for sharing, averie! these are so festive and cute, plus they’re easy? sweet! pinned!

  5. Okay, I think I MUST make these for Jordan’s Christmas party next week. The kids will LOVE THEM! (And, um, so will I!)

  6. Soft-batch cookies are my FAVEEE!
    Especially yours Averie :)

  7. Soft cookies with sprinkles?  I’m definitely in.  I’ve never really been a fan of crispy cookies, so these look wonderful.

  8. These look SO festive. Add peanut butter to it somehow and my hubby would be in love. He eats peanut butter in all kinds of desserts, even topped over ice cream. Plus, sprinkles are another garnish he HAS to have with his ice cream. I’m trying your Soft & Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Those look yummy and would be really pretty in the goodie boxes I make up for family every year!

  9. maybe the recipe should have said it would have been waaaaay easier to roll up these balls if the dough had bee refridgerated for a bit before rolling. Hope they taste good after all that sticky rolling. thanks for the recipe.

  10. So festive!  I’ve been all about Holiday cookies recently.

  11. These are seriously so gorgeous! Just like all your cookies! :) 

  12. So good!! I follow your recs for chilling and also keep some in the freezer for emergencies :) what would you rec for baking from the freezer? Do you let them warm up a bit in the fridge first?

  13. These cookies are FANTASTIC! We are usually a family that falls heavily on the chocolate chip cookie side of the fence, but when I made both for holiday plates for our neighbors, these sugar cookies were the first to disappear. Now that’s the sign of a good cookie! Thanks for sharing!

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