If you want to add sprinkles to cookies, cupcakes, breads, or cakes before baking, that is totally and completely ok. Add sprinkles to the tops of these baked goods right before they go into the oven. Adding sprinkles to “wet” batter is the only way to get them to stick without an additional “glue” like frosting.
Dip cookie dough rounds in sprinkles or sugar before baking. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cookie dough rounds about 2 inches apart. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.
When you start decorating your cookies before they are completely 100% cool, the icing will melt. Make sure each batch is cooled before you begin to add the icing. Our Test Kitchen recommends decorating your cookies the day after you bake ’em.
Can I melt sprinkles?
The sprinkles will slightly melt, but will not melt entirely as they will only be in the oven for five to ten minutes to complete the baking process.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets, or line with parchment.
How do you make sprinkles stick without icing?
Dip cookie dough balls into a bowl of sprinkles. If the sprinkles aren’t sticking, you can use wet fingers (dipped in a small bowl of water) and dampen the cookie dough slightly. Just enough for the sprinkles to stick. Note: don’t use too much water or you will have a sticky mess.
How do you get sprinkles to stick to icing?
The trick to adding sprinkles to the side of the cake is to scrape on extra frosting or clear piping gel making sure the cake is of course nice and firm from chilling. This gives you a fresh layer of frosting or gel for the sprinkles to completely stick to.
Getting the Sprinkles to Stick to Your Cookies
If you want to preserve the taste of your cookie and you do not want to add any sort of frosting, icing, glaze, or syrup to the cookie, then you can still add your sprinkles without a worry in the world.