How to Add Sprinkles Before Baking Cookies

How to Add Sprinkles Before Baking Cookies

Decorating your cookies doesn’t get any easier than this! Top your cut shapes with sparkling sugar, nonpareils or jimmies for a quick color makeover, then bake. You can also roll dough or mix sparkling sugar or sprinkles right into your cookie dough for a little sparkle.
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  1. Position cut shapes 2 in. apart on cookie sheet.
  2. For a light dusting of color, sprinkle sugars, non-pareils or jimmies on cookies.
  3. For more vibrant colors, place a smaller or same-size cutter on the cookie. Pour Sprinkles or Sugars inside cutter and spread evenly over cookie. Press lightly. Gently lift cutter away.
  4. Bake according to recipe directions.


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