Pillowy Soft Powdered Sugar Cookie

Pillowy Soft Powdered Sugar Cookie


This powdered sugar cookie recipe is made with powdered sugar, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, butter, granulated sugar, an egg, vanilla extract and … wait for it … sprinkles! How fun!


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • large pinch of salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sprinkles
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, for rolling


  1. Whisk together the flour, powdered sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl. 
  2. In another bowl, cream the butter and granulated  sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Fold in the sprinkles. (You could sprinkle them on top instead of folding them into the batter.)
  4. Put the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar into a small bowl. Roll the dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons) and then roll in the granulated sugar. Put them onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheets. 
  5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 10 minutes or until just set. Cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before removing to cool completely.