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Sparkly Sugar Cookies

Sparkling Sugar Cookies

Sweet treats rolled in sparkling sugars are perfect party snacks, thoughtful gifts, or a tasty morsel with a cup of tea.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 30 cookies


  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla or lemon extract
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • variety of sparkling sugars, tiny non pareils, sprinkles


  • Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer, and add the egg and flavoring. Mix thoroughly.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together.
  • Add half of the dry mixture to the sugar mixture, then 1 tbsp of milk. Alternate flour and milk until completely mixed into dough.
  • Shape the dough into 1 inch balls (not any larger)
  • roll in colored sugars, or mix sugar with sprinkles and/or tiny non pareils to make custom color combinations
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees
  • Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight ziplock bag.


If you prefer a cookie that spreads out,  use only  1/2 tsp baking soda.