Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe



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Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe for Valentine’s Day! They are so adorable and fun for kids. The sprinkles are magically attached to the sugar cookie using one special trick (you will love it!). Sugar cookies are such versatile cookies. This recipe makes cookies that are great for decorating, making them perfect for any holiday.

Heart Shaped Sugar Cookies - Easy sugar cookie recipe for Valentines Day

Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

This recipe is the best! It makes soft cookies with lightly crisp edges wonderful for decorating! The sprinkles on top add just a little bit more flavor to the cookies (yummy).

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  1. All-purpose flour
  2. Salt
  3. Softened butter
  4. Confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
  5. Egg
  6. Baking powder
  7. Light corn syrup
  8. Rainbow sprinkles

I bake my cookies for about 7 minutes- just before they get too golden. Be sure to check them often because it is super easy to overcook them in which case they’ll look slightly brown. They’ll taste great though! You can use our homemade sugar cookie recipe (see the full recipe at the bottom of the post), or you could use pre-made sugar cookie dough.

How to Make a Sprinkle Heart

Once the cookies are completely cooled, take a smaller heart-shaped cookie cutter. Using a small brush, paint the cookie (inside of the cookie cutter) with a thin layer of corn syrup. Then, pour some sprinkles over the corn syrup, keeping the heart cookie cutter in place. Finally, remove the cookie cutter and the sprinkles will stay on top of the corn syrup in the shape of a heart!

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Sugar Cookie Recipe

A simple way to make sprinkled sugar cookies. This recipe makes sugar cookies that can be decorated for any holiday.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • Cookie sheets
  • Non-stick spray
  • Small bursh
  • Electric Mixer
  • Wax paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutters in various sizes
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Light corn syrup
  • Rainbow sprinkles


  • Pre heat your oven to 400℉
  • Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder
  • In a separate bowl mix the softened butter together with the confectioner’s sugar for about 30 seconds or until fully combined
  • Add the egg to your butter/sugar mixture. Mix on medium speed for 30 seconds or until fully combined
  • Little by little, add your “dry ingredients” from step #1 into your mixing bowl. Scrape down the sides of your mixing bowl occasionally with a spatula to make sure all of the ingredients are mixed well.
  • Sprinkle some flour on wax paper, and roll the dough out until it is the desired thickness (between 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick)
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place them on a greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for about 7 minutes- just before they get too golden. Be sure to check them often because it is super easy to over cook them.

How to Add Heart-Shaped Sprinkles

  • Allow the cookies to completely cool
  • Place a smaller heart shaped cookie cutter and place it in the center of the cookie
  • Brush a thin layer of corn syrup on the cookie inside of the cookie cutter
  • Keeping the cookie-cutter in place, pour some sprinkles over the corn syrup
  • Slowly lift up the cookie cutter and let the corn syrup dry. Once completely dried, the sprinkles will stay in place

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Kelly Dixon

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  1. Hi Kelly-I just learned about you from the Google+ hangout. I’m loving these cookies, but don’t see a way to pin them. Am I missing the button? Loving your blog so far!

  2. Oh man, my partner is crazy about sprinkles. I gotta try this. Have you seen the sprinkle covered wedding cake that’s all over Pinterest?

  3. Wow, if I had baking powder in my house right now, I would be baking these RIGHT NOW!!! Thank you very much for this recipe! My daughter will like doing this with her daughter. God bless.