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Sprinkle Cookies are such a fun sugar cookie for any occasion. These 4th of July Sprinkle Cookies have red, white and blue sprinkles to make them patriotic! Start with my favorite chewy sugar cookie recipe and add any color sprinkles to make your favorite festive cookie.


sprinkle cookies in a stack

These really are like Fireworks Sprinkle Cookies, don’t you think? The sprinkles in them make them just pop with color and burst like a firework.

(Great, now I have that Katie Perry song in my head…)

Any time I can use sprinkles in a cookie is a good day. I’ve made sprinkle cookies before with rainbow sprinkles and for Valentine’s Day but these are squarely in the 4th of July cookie camp. 4th of July Sprinkle Cookies start with my soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe but you skip the frosting and add tons of your favorite color sprinkles instead.

I just sent out our 4th of July invite for our annual BBQ with close friends. Last year we had to skip the party because of Mel’s surgery, but this year it’s back to normal and I’m glad. Independence Day is my favorite holiday and I love to go all out with decorations and food. This year our backyard is (finally) done so we have plenty of seating and fun things to do for kids and adults.

In the years I’ve been hosing 4th of July parties I’ve realized that, when it comes to desserts, cookies are the way to go. I love making apple pie, cakes or cupcakes for the 4th of July as well, but the cookies always disappear first. Kids and adults love cookies, especially sprinkle cookies!

These 4th of July Sprinkle Cookies will be the hit of your party. They’re easy to make with your favorite sprinkles!

Funfetti Cookies in a stack

I have a few secrets to make my sprinkle cookies soft and chewy.

  1. I use one egg and one egg yolk. The extra egg yolk gives a little bit more chew to the cookie.
  2. Cream of Tartar works with the baking soda to create a soft and chewy cookie.

These cookies are an easy butter cookie with no chill time – just mix and bake!

Baking sprinkles into cookies is simple.

There’s no trick to baking with sprinkles, you just need to mix them into the cookie dough. The sprinkles go on the cookies before baking unless you’re frosting the cookies.

I’ve made these into 4th of July Sprinkle Cookies by adding red, white and blue jimmies, but you can use any color for any occasion.

I highly recommend using a good quality sprinkle when you’re baking them. Cheap dollar store sprinkles will dissolve in your batters, so be sure to use a recognized brand. Check out my amazon store for my favorites.

stack of sprinkle cookies

Making a double batch of cookies is simple!

If you’re wondering about making extra cookies for a party, go ahead and double the batch. Doubling a cookie recipe is simple: just times everything by two. Don’t forget to double all the ingredients or you’ll end up with a mess!

Freezing cookies with sprinkles is a great way to bake ahead of time.

I freeze cookies all the time (check out my post on how to freeze desserts). Cookies with sprinkles can be frozen too. Freeze leftovers or you can even bake these ahead of time and save them for the holiday (I have a ton in my freezer right now!)

sprinkle cookies on cutting board

4th of July Sprinkle Cookies are a fun and easy cookie recipe to celebrate the holiday. Use your favorite sprinkle colors for any occasion!

If you love sprinkle cookies, be sure to check out my other favorite sugar cookie recipes:

Don’t forget to check out my amazon store for my favorite sprinkles!

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sprinkle cookies in a stack

4th of July Sprinkle Cookies

5 from 5 votes
Sprinkle Cookies - this easy sugar cookie recipe is full of sprinkles and is the perfect cookie for the 4th of July.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 24 cookies
Serving Size 1 cookie


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sprinkles any color for any holiday or use rainbow


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking mats.
  • Cream butter and sugar with a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or you may use a hand mixer). Once the mixture is creamed and fluffy, mix in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla until smooth, then mix in the baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Slowly mix in flour until the mixture is just combined, then stir in the sprinkles.
  • Scoop balls of cookie dough 2 Tablespoons each, and place them 2” apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the bottoms just start to turn golden brown. (These taste better if you err on the side of under rather than over done). Cool at least 5 minutes on cookie sheet before removing.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on May 13, 2020

Dorothy Kern

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  1. easy and fun to do with toddler. Taste not to sweet either. Also used vegan butter from earth balance. Turned out perfect!

  2. I made these cookies for my grandkids tonight and they are a hit. They are so good and not too sweet. I will surely make them again and I want to try some other cookie recipes.

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