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These Pillsbury Sugar Cookies are a super simple semi-homemade cookie recipe! This is a 2 ingredient recipe for sprinkle cookies, making it the best easy cookie recipe when you need a last-minute dessert.

Four 2 ingredient sprinkle sugar cookies stacked on top of eachother

2 Ingredient Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

We all need serious shortcuts sometimes, and these sprinkle cookies are one of my go-to’s. You only need two ingredients, and they are so easy you’ll have two dozen cookies baked in about 30 minutes! It’s a classic Pillsbury Sugar Cookie hack!

We’re leaning on one of my favorite shortcuts: refrigerated cookie dough! I always have a few packages tucked away in the refrigerator – they’ve saved me on many occasions!

I hesitate to call it a sprinkled sugar cookie recipe because it’s hardly a recipe at all – it’s more of a semi-homemade kitchen hack you can keep tucked up your sleeve. You know, for all those last-minute events that seem to creep up on us. With these sugar sprinkle cookies, you won’t be caught off guard again!

Overhead shot of ingredients needed for 2 ingredient sprinkle sugar cookies

Ingredients Needed

  • Ready-to-bake Pillsbury sugar cookie dough – for this recipe, I use a package with 24 pre-portioned cookies (not the dough that’s in a tube). You can use any brand you like!
  • Sprinkles – nonpareils or jimmies work best!

How to Make Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

  1. Pour the sprinkles into a small bowl.
  2. Break the cookie dough into individual dough balls and roll each one in the sprinkles.
  3. Place the sugar cookies rolled in sprinkles two inches apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake the cookies for 12 to 16 minutes at 350°F or until they are lightly golden around the edges and no longer glossy on top.
  5. Leave them on the cookie sheets for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Stack of 2 ingredient sprinkle sugar cookies with one front facing the camera


  • You can use your favorite cookie dough brand, but I recommend using one that you break apart into cookies. I like to make Pillsbury sprinkle cookies.
  • Use any cookie dough flavor that you like! I used sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies, but chocolate or other flavors will work, too.
  • There are tons of options with the sprinkles, so have fun picking them out!

I hope you pick up some sprinkles and sugar cookie dough the next time you’re at the store. You never know when you might need a quick treat! This sugar cookies with sprinkles recipe will definitely save the day.

Stack of 2 ingredient sprinkle sugar cookies with one front facing the camera


How to store sprinkle cookies?

Store them in an airtight container, and they will keep for three days at room temperature.

Can you freeze these cookies?

Yes, they freeze great! Place them in a freezer bag or container, and they will freeze well for up to three months.

When do you put sprinkles on sugar cookies?

You should add sprinkles before you bake the cookies.

How to make sprinkle sugar cookies from scratch?

Have more time? You should definitely use my homemade sugar cookie recipe!

How do you know when sprinkle cookies are done baking?

Sprinkle cookies are done baking when they are lightly golden around the edges and no longer shiny on top.

Four 2 ingredient sprinkle sugar cookies stacked on top of eachother

2 Ingredient Sprinkle Sugar Cookies Recipe

5 from 4 votes
This 2-ingredient sprinkle sugar cookie recipe will give you two dozen sugar cookies in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 24 cookies
Serving Size 1 cookie


  • 1 24 count package ready to bake sugar cookie dough
  • ½ cup sprinkles nonpareils or jimmies
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Place sprinkles in a small bowl.
  • Break apart cookie dough pieces and roll each in sprinkles.
  • Place 2-inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 12-16 minutes, or until light golden around the edges and no longer glossy.
  • Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet before removing. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Recipe Notes

• Use any brand of cookie dough – I prefer using the kind this is break apart (not the roll).
• Use any flavor cookie dough – sugar and chocolate chip are pictured but any flavor works.
• Use any color sprinkles!

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

These Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are a super simple semi-homemade cookie recipe using refrigerated cookie dough!

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Dorothy Kern

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