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simple sprinkley birthday cookies

sprinkles sprinkles sprinkles
so so so
many sprinkles

how to make sprinkley birthday cookies

you will need:*
1 1/4 inch circle cutter

2 1/4 inch square cutter frosting colors
disposable frosting bags
tips (sizes “2”, “3”, “4” and “5”)
rubber bands


*Find the cutters (you can use any size circle or square you prefer), bags, couplers, tips and sprinkles in the craft store. For the coloring, I use Americolor soft gel pastes (I used: Bright White, Sky Blue, Electric Pink, Electric Green, Orange and Egg Yellow). For tips on finding supplies, click HERE.

step one: bake your cookies

Roll out chilled dough according to recipe and cut out bite-size circles and the squares. Bake and let cool.

step two: make your frosting
Prepare frosting and make desired colors. I used: white, orange, blue, lime green, yellow, and pink. Prepare frosting bags with couplers and tips (you will need size “5” for the circles and varying sizes for the squares) and fill with colors. Tie closed tightly with rubber bands. (If you are making the squares, reserve some of the white frosting in a bowl and cover.)
step three: decorate your cookies
For the squares: Pipe an outline on the cookie using the white frosting with a size “4” decorating tip. Let set about 15 minutes. Thin reserved white frosting with drops of water until the consistency of thick glue. Using a small spoon or an empty frosting bag with about 1/8 inch snipped from the tip, spoon or loosely pipe the thinned frosting on the cookie, letting it flood to the edges and encouraging as needed with a toothpick. Let set very well, a few hours or overnight. When dry, pipe another outline on the square with the white. Immediately sprinkle the outline to coat with the sprinkles, turn over to remove excess, and use the other colors and tips (I suggest sizes “2” and “3” to pipe any desired birthday design on top.

For the circles: Using size “5” tips on any desired colors, pipe and fill circles on the small circles (I just piped spirals on each to make a circle). Work with one cookie at a time and a sprinkle with sprinkles immediately after piping the circle. Let dry overnight before handling or packaging.

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  1. Sue
    Posted September 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    These are so colorful and festive, especially with the sprinkles:) Love the photographs! You do such a great job!

    Posted September 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Son bellissimi ma quanto tempo ci si impiega a farli essendo alle prime armi? Grazie ^_^

  3. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet
    Posted September 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! I love sprinkles, these are such a fun cookie!

  4. Chic Cookies
    Posted September 4, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Aw, thank you! For Sunflowers8 (about how much time?)… for new cookie decorators, the little bite-size circles are the easiest! Should be able to do in one day. Maybe two afternoons!

  5. Sue
    Posted September 6, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    P.S. Congrats for being featured on the cover of the book "1000 Ideas for Decorating…" Awesome!

  6. cookies and cups
    Posted September 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Sprinkles do make everything better, don't they?

  7. Hope
    Posted May 17, 2015 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    What is the actual name of the cookies is the top two pictures. The real name please

  8. meaghanmountford
    Posted May 18, 2015 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure I understand your question Hope?

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