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Circus Animal Sugar Cookie Crumbl Copycat Recipe

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Annnnddd we are BACK with another Crumbl copycat recipe! This time we are tackling the Circus Animal Sugar Cookie and your kids are going to lose their mind with this recipe! So ferociously good! As good as the Salted Caramel Cheesecake Cookies or the Chilled Sugar Cookies? We’ll let you be the judge.

This is a buttery-delicious, sprinkle-packed sugar cookie that is topped with a white chocolate glaze and a Mother’s Circus Animal Cookie.

Circus Animal Cookies on Cooling Rack

If you’ve had this Circus Animal Cookie at Crumbl before, you know that since the flavors change weekly, you’ll be waiting quite a while for them to bring it back. Good news – now you can make your own at home while you wait!

WHAT ARE CRUMBL COOKIES?

Crumbl is a rather new cookie bakery that was started by two cousins in Logan, Utah in 2017. Cousins, Sawyer Hemsley and Jason McGowan set out to create the world’s best chocolate chip cookie. After some trial and error, testing ingredients and baking methods, Sawyer, Jason and their family opened up the first Crumbl store in Utah when Sawyer was still attending Utah State University.

Crumbl’s delicious cookies wouldn’t be complete without their iconic pink packaging! Crumbl’s boxes were designed to perfectly fit each Crumbl cookie side-by-side, whether in a 4-pack, 6-pack, or 12-pack box. The “4-pack” pink box — the brand’s most popular and notable — was developed in 2018, shortly after Crumbl sold its very first cookie. 

They opened with just milk chocolate chip cookies and milk but quickly expanded to the rotating weekly cookie flavors that we know today. Crumbl’s award-winning milk chocolate chip cookie has always been on the menu with their chilled pink sugar cookie becoming a semi-permanent menu item soon after.

Since opening its doors in 2017, Crumbl has expanded to over 200 bakeries in 32 states nationwide, making it the fastest-growing cookie company in the nation.

CAN I MAKE MY OWN CRUMBL COOKIES AT HOME?

ABSOLUTELY! These Circus Animal cookies are surprisingly easy to make – you just need to make sure you pick up a package of Mother’s Circus Animal Cookies at the store for the topping. They are great to bring to a party, school function, or anywhere you want to impress friends and family.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CIRCUS ANIMAL COOKIES

Circus Animal Cookies Ingredients

COOKIE INGREDIENTS

  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Egg + Egg Yolk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Extract
  • Cream of Tartar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Sprinkles
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Vegetable Oil
9 Crumbl Circus Animal Cookies

HOW TO MAKE CRUMBL CIRCUS ANIMAL COOKIES (COPYCAT VERSION)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet.

2. Mix butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer until smooth.

3. Add the vanilla extract, almond extract, egg, and egg yolk to the butter mixture and mix.

4. Add flour, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar and mix until combined.

How to make cookies in a bowl

5. Stir in the sprinkles.

6. Using a 1/4 cup, scoop out 10 equal dough balls.

7. Roll the dough balls into even balls and place 6 dough balls at a time on prepared baking sheet.

8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies remain on tray to continue cooking for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Crumbl Circus Animal Cookies on Cooling Rack

9. While cookies are cooling, heat white chocolate and oil in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Stir. Heat until completely melted.

10. Spread about 2 tsp of white chocolate on top of each cookie. Add sprinkles. Top with a frosted circus animal cookie.

circus animal sugar cookies

EXPERT TIPS

Can I cut this recipe in half?

Not really. I wouldn’t recommend trying to make half of this recipe because it’s hard to measure out half of an egg yolk. Plus, this recipe only makes 10 cookies. So go for the whole recipes!

Can I leave off the white chocolate topping?

Sure, but the cookies won’t be nearly as sweet.

Can I successfully make bigger or smaller cookies?

Yes. 1/4 of a cup of dough does make big cookies similar to Crumbl but you can always add more or use less dough on each dough ball.

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frosted circus animal cookies

Frosted Circus Animal Sugar Cookies

Hollie Schultz
These are buttery-soft, sprinkle-packed, sugar cookies topped with white chocolate glazed and a frosted circus animal cookie.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cookies
Calories 368 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sprinkles
  • 10 frosted circus animal cookies
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet.
  • Mix butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract, almond extract, egg, and egg yolk to the butter mixture and mix.
  • Add flour, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar and mix until combined.
  • Stir in the sprinkles.
  • Using a 1/4 cup, scoop out 10 equal dough balls.
  • Roll the dough balls into even balls and place 6 dough balls at a time on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies remain on tray to continue cooking for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • While cookies are cooling, heat white chocolate and oil in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Stir. Heat until completely melted.
  • Spread about 2 tsp of white chocolate on top of each cookie. Add sprinkles. Top with a frosted circus animal cookie.

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 478IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
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