Circus Animal Sprinkle Cookies

Circus Animal Sprinkle Cookies are a twist on a childhood favorite treat. This cookie is buttery, chewy and full of colorful sprinkles. It’s then iced with a silky, white chocolate buttercream frosting and finished with more sprinkles!

Circus Animal Cookies with sprinkles.

I Love Chocolate

I am what you call a girl who loves chocolate.

Milk, dark, semi-sweet.

I pretty much love it all when it comes to desserts, especially cookies.

My all time favorite cookies are my Big and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I don’t have very many vanilla based recipes on my site, but I am extremely excited about these Circus Animal Cookies!

Frosted sugar cookies with sprinkles on a wire cooling rack.

Recently a friend brought over a dozen assorted cookies from a well known cookie bakery and it included their version of this cookie. I hadn’t ever seen anything like it before.

Because it wasn’t chocolate, I didn’t give it a second thought until it was the last cookie in the box. Crazy, right?!

Stacked cookies with sprinkles.

I finally gave it a try and let me tell you. It was incredible! I knew immediately I needed to recreate it and so here we are.

It is buttery with all the right amount of chewiness every fabulous cookie has. I love all the sprinkles in the cookie and scattered over the top of the frosting.

Cookies cut in half.

The original Circus Animal cookie placed on top is the purely to drive home everyone’s childhood favorite treat. It’s not necessary, but I just love the way it looks.

I might have to admit, that I love my version of this cookie. So many of you have already reached out to me that you are super excited about this cookie so I hope you love the recipe as much as I do!

Be sure to share it with your friends on Pinterest and Instagram!

Sprinkle cookies that are topped with a childhood treat.

How To Make Circus Animal Cookies

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl cream together butter and granulated sugar for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt then slowly add to the wet ingredients.
  • Blend until the flour is halfway incorporated. You don’t want to over mix the dough.
  • Add in the sprinkles and finish mixing until the flour is just incorporated.
  • Using a large cookie scoop* or 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop dough and evenly space out 6 onto a large baking sheet. I like to set them 2, then 1, 2 and 1.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottom.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before frosting.
Circus Animal Cookies with sprinkles.

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Circus Animal Cookies Recipe

Circus Animal Sprinkle Cookies

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
This cookie is buttery, chewy and full of colorful sprinkles. It's then iced with a silky, white chocolate buttercream frosting and finished with more sprinkles!
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, sprinkles, white chocolate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Cooling Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 14 servings

Ingredients

FOR COOKIE

  • 1 Cup Cold Butter Cubed
  • 1 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 TBSP Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Colored Sprinkles

FOR FROSTING

  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 8 oz White Chocolate
  • 2 TBSP Milk
  • 5 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Sprinkles
  • Mother's Circus Animal Cookies

Instructions

FOR COOKIES

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl cream together butter and granulated sugar for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt then slowly add to the wet ingredients.
  • Blend until the flour is halfway incorporated. You don’t want to over mix the dough.
  • Add in the sprinkles and finish mixing until the flour is just incorporated.
  • Using a large cookie scoop* or 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop dough and evenly space out 6 onto a large baking sheet. I like to set them 2, then 1, 2 and 1.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottom.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before frosting.

FOR FROSTING

  • In a large stand mixer cream butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar together for 1 minute.
  • In a microwave, melt together white chocolate and milk together for 30 seconds at a time until melted. About 1 minute total. Stop and stir it every 10 seconds as to not over heat it.
  • Add this into the butter and mix until smooth.
  • Add in vanilla.
  • Sprinkle in the remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth and creamy.
  • If you frosting is too thick add in 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until it is spreadable.
  • If your frosting is too thin you can add in a bit more powdered sugar.
  • Spread each cookie with frosting and immediately sprinkle with sprinkle so they will stick to the frosting.
  • Press one Mother's Circus Animal Cookie into the center of the frosting.
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