Funfetti Cookies

Soft and chewy sugar cookies get a boost of color from rainbow sprinkles. These Funfetti Cookies can turn any day into a celebration!

Funfetti Cookies: from scratch, soft and chewy sugar cookies filled with sprinkles! #funfetti

I can’t believe I haven’t shared Funfetti Cookies on the blog yet! Crazy right?

My kids love any treat with sprinkles! This Spring I made a homemade funfetti cupcake and a Vanilla Cake roll with funfetti filling. Both were such a hit!

If you grew up eating Funfetti cake on birthdays, these cookies deliver a side of nostalgia with all the delicious taste. Chewy sugar cookies meets the festivity of sprinkles in this recipe.

Sprinkles Cookies

There’s so much to love about these cookies. With sprinkles baked right into each cookie and even MORE sprinkles on top, these are bursting with color!

Funfetti Cookies come out of the oven fully decorated, not frosting or icing required. When you want the taste of sugar cookies but don’t have the time to mess with frosting them, these cookies are the perfect choice.

These are easy to store and you can even make the dough in advance and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake fresh homemade cookies.

It’s impossible to not smile when you bite into a sprinkle covered cookie. Make these ASAP; you’ll feel like a kid again!

Ingredient Notes

Use unsalted butter for best results. Let it sit on the counter for a few minutes to soften before adding to the recipe.

What sprinkles to use:

I like jimmies (log shaped sprinkles) for baking into the cookies. They get soft as they bake without bleeding colors into the cookie. Use a multicolored blend for that classic confetti look or mix and match colors for different occasions.

Quins sprinkles, which are round and smooth also hold up well here. Pick your favorite or use a combo!

Funfetti Cookies: from scratch, soft and chewy sugar cookies filled with sprinkles! #funfetti

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Make sugar cookie dough

Beat butter and sugar in mixing bowl with an electric mixer, until fully combined and smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add flour, baking powder and salt, beat until combined.

Fold in ¼ cup of the sprinkles.

STEP 2. Chill

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. Chill for at least one hour.

STEP 3. Sprinkle topping

Pour remaining ½ cup sprinkles into a small bowl. Use a 1-2 tablespoon cookie scoop to make dough balls.

Dip the tops of each dough ball into sprinkles. Place dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet with the sprinkles side facing up.

Bake for 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • Store in an airtight container for up to one week, or freeze for one month. The sprinkles may bleed a little into the cookies as they thaw but they will still taste great!
  • The cookie dough can be prepped in advance and stored tightly wrapped in the fridge until ready to bake.
  • Use slipat or parchment paper to easily remove the baked cookies from the cookie sheet. I let them cool for a minute or two on the baking sheet, then transfer the cookies to a wire baking rack or counter top to finish cooling.

Kids go crazy for these cookies and adults love them too! Colorful Funfetti Cookies are perfect for birthdays and celebrations or to brighten up a regular hum-drum day. I hope you like them as much as we do!

Funfetti Cookies: from scratch, soft and chewy sugar cookies filled with sprinkles! #funfetti
Yield: 36 cookies

Funfetti Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 29 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 cup Sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Beat butter and sugar in mixing bowl for 2-3 minutes, until fully combined and smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add flour, baking powder and salt, beat until combined. Fold in ¼ cup sprinkles.
    2. Refrigerate cookie dough for one hour, covered with plastic wrap.
    3. Pour remaining ½ cup sprinkles into a small bowl.
    4. Use a 1-2 tablespoon cookie scoop to make dough balls. Dip the tops of each dough ball into sprinkles. Place dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, sprinkle side up.
    5. Bake in a 350°F oven for 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
    6. Store in an airtight container for up to one week, or freeze for one month.

Notes

    • I prefer to use the sprinkles that are log-shaped. Sometimes they are called jimmies. These sprinkles tend to bake the best, becoming tender in the cookie (and the colors don’t bleed as much).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on June 24, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. Just made these- really soft and yummy! Packed with sprinkles 🙂 My siblings gobbled them up and my little sister said that she loved you Aimee! Great job with this recipe.

    1. I’m so glad your siblings loved the cookies. Tell your little sister I love her right back!! Thanks for always following Nessa!

  2. I don’t think anything says “childhood favorite” more than these sprinkle-covered cookies. So adorable and I bet so delicious! 😀

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