Homemade Sprinkle Circus Cookies

Homemade Sprinkle Circus Cookies

Who doesn't love the nostalgia of classic pink and white sprinkle cookies in the shape of your favorite animals? Camp Counselor Abigail is here with a recipe for homemade circus cookies that is easy, delicious and oh-so-cute.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Coating: -1 (10 ounce) bag of white candy melts
  • Sprinkles


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, or using an electric hand mixer, add butter and beat until creamy, about 30 to 60 seconds.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and beat until well combined.
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla until just combined.
  5. Reduce speed to low, add the dry ingredients, and beat just until the dough starts to come together, about 1 to 2 minutes. Do not overmix. Scrape down the bowl as needed.
  6. Turn out the dough onto a clean surface and shape the dough into a ball.
  7. Flatten into a 1-inch disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Adjust oven racks to the upper and lower middle positions.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Sandwich the dough between two pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap and roll out to 1/8-inch thick.
  11. Using small animal-shaped cookie cutters, cut out cookies and transfer to prepared baking sheets.
  12. Bake until the cookies are set, about 10 minutes. Transfer to racks and cool completely.
  13. Line two baking sheets with parchment or wax paper. Melt white candy melts according to package directions (30-second increments in the microwave or over a double-boiler.
  14. Dip the cookies into the white candy melts, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl, and set on parchment paper. Immediately add sprinkles.



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