Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know the story behind these sugar cookies. It has to do with my husband, the flu, and spending time with my kids. Random, I know… Nonetheless, I’m extremely excited to share this easy sugar cookie recipe with you today! They are so adorable and fun for kids. I just love DIY activities and recipes that are fun for kids!

Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

For this sugar cookie recipe, you will need

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 sticks of softened butter (real butter)
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Light corn syrup
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Pre heat your oven to 400 degrees

In a bowl:
1. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder

In a mixing bowl:
2. Mix the softened butter together with the confectioner’s sugar for about 30 seconds or until fully combined

3. Add the egg to your butter/sugar mixture

4. Mix on medium speed for 30 seconds or until fully combined

5. Little by little, add your “dry ingredients” from step #1 into your mixing bowl. Scrape down the sides of your mixing bowl occasionally to make sure all of the ingredients are mixed well.

6. Sprinkle some flour on wax paper, and roll the dough out until it is the desired thickness (between 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick)

7. Using a cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place them on a greased cookie sheet

Easy recipe for pretty sugar cookies

I bake mine 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 in which case they’ll look slightly brown. They’ll taste great though!

Once the cookies are completely cooled:
Take another cookie cutter (I used a smaller heart in this case)
A small brush (I have craft brushes that are set aside for kitchen use)
Paint the cookie with a thin layer of light corn syrup inside the cookie cutter
Pour some sprinkles over the corn syrup and let them dry!

How to get sprinkles to stick to sugar cookies without frosting

Look at your beautiful creation!

Aren’t these the cutest little cookies that you ever did see? Plus, the sprinkles on top add just a little bit more flavor to the cookies (yummers).

Easy Sprinkled Sugar Cookie Recipe without Frosting

Now tell me, will your kids love these cookies? Mine sure did! Oh, and for those of you that saw on Instagram, so does my dog, Lola!

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  1. This is brilliant Kelly. I never would have thought to use corn syrup. Love it!
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  2. this looks like a great treat

  3. What beautiful cookies! Thank you for sharing.

  4. they are so cute!

  5. Dawn Monzu says:

    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.

  6. curiouskit10 says:

    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?

  7. 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!


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