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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sprinkledoodles {on a stick}

How fun would these rainbow sprinkle cookies be for St. Patty's Day?  Cookies on a stick are a fun tradition in our family and the kids go crazy for them.  Especially this colorful version!  Really they can be adapted to any holiday/season by changing up your sprinkles.  They are perfect for parties or gifting.  They package up nicely and transport easily.  Our mom used to bring them to school on our birthdays.  They are happiness on a stick.

These cookies can be summed up in 6 simple steps:
1) Start with a snickerdoodle cookie dough base.  2) Roll in your favorite sprinkles.  3) Insert popsicle sticks and flatten slightly.  5) Bake until they begin to set up.  6) Be the coolest mom/neighbor/friend ever!

Quick tip on the sprinkles:  you can often ask for seasonal sprinkles at your local bakery and they will sell any amount you need to you in a little tub super inexpensively!  We have tried this successfully at both Smith's/Kroger and Wal-mart.  

Is it wrong (or lame?) that this gif is so fun for me to watch?

Sprinkledoodles {on a stick}


1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 ¾ cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Popsicle sticks


Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and mix until well combined. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350. Roll into balls (about golf ball sized). Roll each ball in sprinkles. Insert popsicle sticks about halfway into cookie dough balls. Place on a lined baking sheet. Gently press each cookie with a glass or other flat surface.

Bake until edges begin to set up, about 8-10 minutes.


I safely can bake 6 cookies per sheet (11x17 pan) - golf ball size is much bigger than most cookies I do. And since you don’t want the cookies running into the other popsicle sticks as they spread and bake is a good reason to bake fewer per sheet. Arrange the sticks and cookies so they don’t spread into each other.
Recipe Source:

A Leesh and Lu original, by Lu. Originally posted on

Pinnable image


  1. How many does this recipe make? Thinking of making it for bake sale day at school next week but would like to know how much I need to make 2 dozen.

    1. Hello! This made approx 2 dozen, so you should be in good shape. These will be fun at the bake sale. Let us know how it goes!

    2. Great! I'm in the middle of making them and need some quick help with the flour measurements... it says 2 3/4 + 2 tablespoons... that would be 2 3/4 CUPS?? not tablespoons correct?? I'm going to go ahead and do cups as that seems more correct but if you can reply and possibly make it more clear for others :)

    3. Me again! Yes, the first measurement for flour worked out well using cups and then the 2 tablespoons :) The first 1/2 is just out of the oven and looking great for bake sale! I should have realized on the pictures that they looked small before baking and quite large after, but a good line to add in the recipe might be 'space far apart as they spread / rise a lot'... my first batch are rather 'smushed' together :S

    4. Yes, sorry for the typo, I'm glad you went with your instinct. Sorry! I just updated the recipe and printbable so it says 2 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons of flour. And I also made a note that since the cookie size is so large (golf ball size balls of dough) to only bake 6 per 11x17 sheet. This way I have no issues of them running into each other. I hope the rest of the batches worked great. If you post a picture online you'll have to tag us on insta @leeshandlu or on facebook Leesh & Lu's Recipe Box, we'd love to see them! I hope you sell them all! :)

  2. My mom made something like this when I was a kid to take to school on my birthday. I think it was more like a sugar cookie but this brings back memories! So fun!

  3. My mom made something like this when I was a kid to take to school on my birthday. I think it was more like a sugar cookie but this brings back memories! So fun!

  4. Love the striped tee that the little one is wearing. The colors are awesome. What brand is that?

    1. Donica, thanks! It is a fun shirt - and she just happened to be wearing it that day. It's fun with the rainbow sprinkle colors. We got it from The Children's Place sometime within this last year.

    2. Yes it mirrors the sprinkles perfectly. Thanks so much!