Step aside, cookie cutters. There’s a new sugar cookie in town and your services will no longer be needed. Introducing the latest, greatest, straightest holiday cookie: Sprinkle Sugar Cookie Sticks.
This creation starts with my go-to sugar cookie dough (of Homemade Samoas Cookies fame), which is mixed, chilled, rolled and then sliced into strips. Of course a few simple tips can mean the difference between sugar cookie success and a festive failure. But my number one tip for getting sugar cookies to keep their shape?
A quick trip to the freezer! Once you’ve cut out sugar cookies, be it into strips, snowmen or any other shape, arrange them on a baking sheet and then pop the baking sheet in the freezer for 5 minutes. Baking the cookies while they’re still chilled helps them retain their shape and minimizes spreading while in the oven.
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- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Assorted sprinkles, toast coconut flakes or chopped nuts
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In three increments, add the flour mixture to the creamed butter, mixing between each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the milk and vanilla extract, blending until combined and the dough begins to come together in large pieces.
- Use your hands to divide the dough in half, pressing it together to compact it into two disks. Wrap the disks securely in plastic wrap and refrigerate them until firm, about 1 hour.
- Once the dough has chilled, roll each disk out onto a lightly floured surface until it is 1/8-inch thick. Using a sharp knife or pizza wheel, cut the dough into strips measuring 1/2-inch wide by 4 inches long. Place the cut-out cookie sticks on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. (Scraps can be re-rolled, but if they get too soft, re-wrap them in plastic wrap and refrigerate them until firm.)
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 5 minutes to firm up the cookies.
- Remove the baking sheet from the freezer then bake the cookies for 12 to 14 minutes, rotating the baking sheet half-way through until the cookies are pale golden brown.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer them to a wire wrack to cool completely.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. While the cookies cool, melt the chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler, stirring until smooth. Dip the completely cooled cookies in the chocolate and garnish with assorted sprinkles or toppings. Place the dipped cookie sticks on the baking sheet and allow the chocolate to set until it's fully hardened. Remove the cookie sticks from the baking sheet and serve or store in an air-tight container.
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Just found your app on FB going to make some today ,like your idea of the sticks and your Cinnamon rolls thank you for sharing a great recipes merry Christmas stay safe and enjoy this blessed holidays thank you
I hope you enjoy the recipe, Sandi! Welcome to Just a Taste!
Delicious cookies and so fun to make
I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, MP!
This is the BEST recipe EVER! Thank you! Is it possible to do the same recipe for chocolate sugar cookie sticks? This is the lightest most buttery tasting cookie ever!
Hi Janel! I haven’t tried that with this particular recipe, however, I do have a Chocolate Sugar Cookies recipe that could work. Here’s the link in case you’re interested: https://www.justataste.com/chocolate-sugar-cookies-recipe/ Let me know if you give it a shot!
Easy to follow recipe with great end results! Thanks, Kelly!
I just saw your posting and love the idea. I am making these for my nieces and nephews to add to their Easter baskets. They are so festive and perfect for Spring. Thank you for sharing your recipe and beautiful picture to go with.
You are so welcome, Stephany! Enjoy :)
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It’s brilliant to make cookie sticks and the ideas I’m thinking of is growing by leaps and bounds! I like to make goodies for the people at work and this is going to make a lot of great treat days!
You are so welcome, Wendy! Enjoy :)
Instead of using whole milk could I use 2% instead?
Can’t wait to try them out! <3
Hi Jessica! I haven’t tried that substitution so I can’t say for certain how they will turn out. Let me know if you give it a shot!
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