Butter cookies with colorful nonpareil sprinkles for your little hearts

Rainbow nonpareils are my favorite type of sprinkles. They are this round, tiny, and colorful sprinkles made of sugar and cornstarch. My favorite part about them is that their ingredients are free of high fructose corn syrup and palm oil, and also, that they remind me of my life in Mexico. If you go to a panaderia here in the States for sure you’ll find this type of cookie with nonpareil sprinkles on them. They’re an all time favorite in my home. I hope you try them and make them for your little hearts!

I totally recommend you get this type of sprinkles. They add such a yummy crunch to your treats! You can find them online, or at your local grocery store. We use them for all sort of treats, such as on apple donuts!


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 1 3/4c all purpose flour
  • 2tbsp cornstarch
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 stick softened unsalted butter
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • Rainbow nonpareils

Preheat your oven to 390F (200C). Line a cookie tray with parchment paper, or grease it. Whisk egg yolks with condensed milk in a big bowl. Sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt into the same bowl. Don’t skip this step, as it will change the consistency of your cookies.

Mix by hand or using a spatula first. Add butter and vanilla and incorporate all ingredients until dough looks homogeneous. Put sprinkles in a bowl for you to dip the cookies. Make little balls and flatten them, and then dip each one of them on nonpareils to cover the top. Place them on baking tray. Bake for 15min, or until bottom of cookies looks golden. Let cool down for 5-10min on a cooling tray.


* Feel free to use a mixer if you have one.
* The amount of condensed milk is about 3/4c. You can also use condensed milk low on sugar.
* Don’t skip sifting the flour and the dry ingredients.
* If needed, add more flour to the dough little by little. This will depend on size of yolks, or temperature of butter.

I really hope you try making these Mexican cookies, and that you spoil your little hearts on Valentine’s Day, or any other day. ¡Buen provecho!

Michelle | con limón, please.






All the treats, all the sweets! I’ve connected with some amazing galentines to share some blogs featuring valentines desserts! Brownies, donuts, cookies, cupcakes, charcuterie boards and more! Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing.

DIY Mini Valentines Donuts (free printable) by Cheyenne

How to Make a Small Valentines Day Charcuterie Board with Your Kids + 3 Simple Treats Your Kids Will Love by Heather

A Quick & Easy Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board How To by Amy

Fun + Easy Valentine’s Day breakfast you can make with your toddler by Grace

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Charcuterie by Laila

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Board by Ashley

Valentine’s Day Hand Pies by Latifah

Easy Valentine’s Days Charcuterie Board by Dorche

How to make a simple Valentine’s Day charcuterie board with toddler snacks by Krystalyn

Fun Valentine’s Treat by Angelica

Stay at home date for Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is coming, and yet we all get to stay at home. My husband and I have been trying harder to leave time for ourselves. Parenthood can sometimes be tiring, right? However, I think parents have to spend time alone together, too. The pandemic doesn’t make it any easier, so here’s an idea for a safe stay at home Valentine’s date!

Our baby is staying in our room, so it’s hard to watch something when he’s asleep without bothering him. We’ve been using the laptop to watch something at night. Rather than just sitting on the couch with the laptop on a stool, I thought it’d be a good idea to do a little romantic set up for my husband and I. If your special someone gets to leave the house, you can surprise them. Maybe ask them to take a shower while you put everything together.

Find a spot and make it look cute! I added all the cushions I found, a cute blanket, and a chalkboard sign. I also handmade those pom-poms. My husband loves sweet and salty snacks, so I made Valentine’s popcorn, dark chocolate covered pretzels, and I also added a bowl with Doritos with hot sauce and lime. There was some plain popcorn, too, but we ate it before we took the pictures. Get a bottle of wine, or maybe some hot tea or chocolate.

It was my first time making St. Valentine’s popcorn, and I loved it. It was more than perfect. The right amount of salty and sweet.

We usually like to go out to eat some South Indian food to our favorite restaurant for Valentine’s day. Maybe this year we will order takeaway, but for sure we will enjoy a movie night on our living room floor, safe at home.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Michelle | con limón, please

I’ve connected with some amazing Bloggers to share some blogs featuring some All things Valentines! Baskets, date nights, gifts and more! Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing.

An Easy Valentine’s Day Love Basket with Items Found at Target by Heather

How To – Valentine’s Day Craft: Making a Love Tree by Amy

Heart Day by Anne

How To Create A Romantic Backyard Picnic for Valentine’s Day by Krystalyn