Chewy Sprinkle Cookies cooling on a baking sheet
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Chewy Sprinkle Cookies

Soft & Chewy Sprinkle Cookies - change colors with the seasons and your mood!
Course Cookies, Desserts, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Holiday Cookies, Party Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 48 Cookies
Calories 87kcal
Author Beth Mueller




  • Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.
  • Prepare a cookie by covering with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar, until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, stopping to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl between eggs.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda.
  • Add this mixture to the butter mixture and blend just until combined. Over mixing makes cookies tough.
  • Place nonpareils in a bowl.
  • Form cookies into balls and slightly flatten balls into small disks.
  • Roll dough disks in nonpareils and lightly press both sides into nonpareils.
  • Place on baking sheet about 3 inches apart.
  • Bake cookies at 400 Degrees F for 8 to 12 minutes or until cookies have spread are puffed slightly and do not look wet. You should be able to see some of the cookie dough between nonpareils.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from the baking sheet and place onto a cooling rack.
  • Allow cookies to cool completely before stacking or placing into containers. Any heat left may cause steam and the colors from the nonpareils will stain the other cookies.


Caution - May stain your tongue, lips, and fingers.
Cream of tartar is optional if you do not like the tartness. Cookies will not be as chewy.


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 57mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6.3g