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Circus Animal Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Close up photo of a stack of circus animal sugar cookies on a copper wire rack on a purple napkin.

Circus Animal Cookies are fun, sweet, and delicious treats that are loaded with circus animal cookies, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles! Made with refrigerated cookie dough for a fast and easy 4-ingredients dessert!


  • 16 ounces refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • cup chopped circus animal cookies
  • cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons rainbow nonpareils


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until fully combined.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop to portion out the dough and place on the prepared baking sheet 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are just golden brown
  • Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.


  • You can play with the ratios of animal crackers, chocolate chips, and sprinkles, but you should be careful to not add a total of more than 1½ cups of add-ins.
  • You can use a chopped white chocolate bar instead of white chocolate chips if you want.
  • To make a fun cookie sandwich, place vanilla frosting in between two cookies!


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

Find it online: www.sugarandsoul.co/circus-animal-sugar-cookies/