These chewy sprinkle cookies are stuffed with white chocolate and rolled in nonpareils. They are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, absolute cookie perfection!

Welcome to my newest cookie obsession.

chewy sprinkle cookies

These sprinkle cookies are super chewy, stuffed with white chocolate and crunchy on the outsides from all the sprinkles. THE BEST BEST BEST.

chewy sprinkle cookies

I can’t even explain how much we LOVE these new cookies. I am so excited to have a new cookie to add to my list too!

My christmas cookies every year are full of classics – ones I’ve made my entire life with my grandma or mom. Things like peanut butter blossoms and mother lovett’s thumbprints. Every few years I create a really delicious new one that makes the list, but it’s always touch and go on whether they get to STAY on the list year after year.

chewy sprinkle cookies

I made these cookies after trying the birthday cake cookie from Last Crumb. It’s a big sugar cookie stuffed with white chocolate and covered in sprinkles. It’s REALLY good, especially when warmed up in the oven. And I am happy to say that I nailed it! 

Mine are a bit smaller and maybe even chewier. I used a little less white chocolate because I’m just not the biggest white chocolate fan. But in this cookie, they work. These really do come off like birthday cake or cake batter cookies with the white chocolate and sprinkles. They taste just like cake!

chewy sprinkle cookies

These also remind me of my favorite sprinkle crinkle cookies from the pretty dish, however those are chocolate more chewy and brownie-like! But it’s the whole sprinkle-crusted outside that really reminds me of those. 

chewy sprinkle cookies

So, the details!

  • I made these cookies based on the recipe of the giant rainbow cookies from ages ago. Like, a decade ago? Those things still take off like wildfire and are so popular. They are a really chewy cookie with a slightly crunchy outside.
  • I like to chop white chocolate – I prefer a bar of it. Get a bar of Lindt white chocolate because it’s the best! I chop big and small pieces, then instead of stirring it all in (you can stir SOME in), I prefer to stuff each dough ball! So I scoop a ball of dough and stuff a few pieces inside. Love it.
  • Sprinkle spa time! Roll the cookie through a plate of nonpareils and coat the entire ball of dough. This is key for extra crunchy texture on the outside!
  • Bake bake bake! I prefer these underbaked by a minute or so. They are extra soft and chewy that way, but still cooked through. 

chewy sprinkle cookies

Of course, the best part about these is that you can use any color of sprinkles. Holiday ones, rainbow, monochrome colors, anything! 

chewy sprinkle cookies

I know that some of you will ask to throw in milk or dark chocolate. I’m sure you CAN. It will definitely take away from that birthday cake flavor, but I’m sure would still be delicious! These melt in your mouth inside but are so crunchy and chewy outside. My ideal cookie!

chewy sprinkle cookies

Chewy Sprinkle Cookies

Chewy Sprinkle Cookies

These chewy sprinkle cookies are stuffed with white chocolate and rolled in nonpareils. They are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, absolute cookie perfection!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup nonpareil sprinkles

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix the flour and baking soda in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the butter and sugars until they are combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Gradually add flour and mix until a dough forms – it will look crumbly at first, but it will come together. I even used my hands to help at one point. Stir in the white chocolate chunks - or you can add the chunks when you scoop the dough into balls.
  • Scoop the dough out in 1 to 2 tablespoon scoops. Roll into a ball and add more white chocolate inside if you wish. Place the nonpareils on a plate and roll the dough through the sprinkles, pressing gently to adhere.
  • Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. The centers should be soft and puffy. Do not over bake. Let cool completely then dig in!
  • Note: to melt the butter I simply microwaved it, and to let it cool I allowed it to sit for about 10 minutes.
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chewy sprinkle cookies

So festive and fun too!