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Circus Animal Sprinkle Cookies

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!
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
Author Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Cost $10



  • 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


  • 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



  • 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.


  • 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.