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Halloween Sugar Cookies with black and orange sprinkles

Halloween Surprise Inside Cookies

There's a delicious little surprise inside every bite of these colorful buttery sugar cookies.
Course Cookies
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 179kcal




  • In a large bowl mix the butter on medium speed until fluffy.
  • Add the sugar, baking powder and salt; mix until combined
  • Add the egg, egg yolks, and vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined, scraping sides of the bowl.
  • Mix in the flour until combined and a soft dough forms.
  • Remove ¾ cup of the dough to a small bowl and add the orange food coloring and cinnamon. Mix well to incorporate
  • Measure out 1 tablespoon of butter dough and make 25 balls with the dough
  • Using a teaspoon roll the orange cinnamon-flavored dough into 25 1" balls.
  • Flatten the butter-flavored dough and place an orange-tinted dough ball in the center and mold the dough around it to make a round ball.
  • Pour the sprinkles into a medium-sized bowl and mix the colors together and Immediately roll the ball in the nonpareils then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container for several days.


For the food coloring, start by adding a drop, then add more as needed.
Measure out all the dough balls to make sure you have 25 of each.  If you have too many or not enough of one just pinch some dough off another dough ball to make 25 of each.
After you roll the two dough balls together, roll the ball in you have several times to warm up the dough to get a bit sticky and immediately roll in the nonpareils.  
If you let the dough balls sit and then roll in the nonpareils the dough won't be sticky enough.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.2g | Fat: 8.4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 30mg