Funfetti Cookies

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Sweet, full of color, and oh so cute Funfetti Cookies! The classic cookie we all know and love, but now made even better. An easy to make sugar cookie, with a splash of vanilla, and, of course, plenty of rainbow sprinkles! These cookies are rich in buttery sweet flavor and sure to be everyone’s new favorite. They’re the perfect cookie to make on repeat all year long, but especially during the summer months. Every bite is soft and chewy, while being perfectly sweet and full of vanilla flavor. SO. GOOD.

overhead shot of stacked funfetti cookies on parchment paper with measuring cup full of sprinkles

About The Recipe

These cookies literally put the “fun” in funfetti! I mean, okay, sprinkles DO get everywhere, but there is nothing better than a cookie full of rainbow sprinkles, you know? They’re bright, colorful, extra sweet, and SO delicious.

I am 100% a chocolate chip cookie lover. Any version. From the classic to our s’mores cookies. A cookie with chocolate is always a good idea, but I will be totally honest, these sweet sugar cookies might just be in my top 3 favorite cookies right now!

My mom and I, out of all the things we bake, cookies tend to be where we struggle most. It’s allllll about those ratios, creaming the butter and sugar, etc. There’s so many variables with cookies that they often take quite a few bakes to get right.

And with these particular cookies, we knew what we wanted. A simple drop cookie with just that right amount of spread.

Our first attempt with this was, while delicious, definitely more of a slice-an- bake style. We added some milk, an extra egg, extra sprinkles, anything to try and recover that dough. It just was not having it. It went from stiff, perfect, non-spreading cookie to all spread. All the time.

So, we tried again. Adjusted ratios and mixing times.

stacked funfetti cookies on lined sheet pan with measuring cup full of sprinkles with sprinkles

It worked! We had exactly what we were looking for. Crispy, chewy, sweet, and lots of sprinkles. Everyone we know loved them. While they’re really super sweet, there’s just something so nostalgic and addicting about them.

Honestly, I can’t wait to bake another batch! They’re truly just so freaking good.

What is a Funfetti Cookie?

A funfetti cookie, or sprinkle cookie, is simply a sugar cookie with some rainbow sprinkles added into the dough! It’s a fun and easy cookie for all ages.

Reasons You Will Love Funfetti Cookies

  • Simple to make.
  • Requires minimal ingredients
  • Drop cookie!!!
  • Sweet, crispy, chewy, and delish.
  • Something the whole family will love.
  • Perfect for birthday parties, celebrations, holiday’s, or just weekday/weekend baking!
close up of eight funfetti cookies on sheet pan lined with parchment paper

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Large Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
salt, flour, sugar, egg, sprinkles, butter, baking soda, and vanilla on marble surface

How To Make Funfetti Cookies

Step 1: Make the cookie dough

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.

Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth.

Stir in the flour mixture.

Mix in sprinkles.

Step 2: Scoop and bake

Using a medium cookie scoop, portion dough onto prepared pans. About 12 cookies per pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until done.

How To Get a Perfectly Round Cookie

The best way to achieve this is using a cookie scoop, as the dough balls will already be in close-to-perfect roung. As they bake, the cookies will spread into a perfect round shape!

Mix-in Ideas

The great thing about these cookies is that they’re just sugar cookies! Which means…they will go with literally anything and everything! Here are a few of our favorite things to toss into a batch of these sprinkle cookies.

  • Dark chocolate chips
  • M&M’s
  • Nuts of any kind (peanuts are a fav!)
  • White chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chopped candy bars
funfetti cookies piled on parchment paper with one cookie broken in half, two white hydrangea flowers, and a measuring cup of rainbow sprinkles beside

How To Store

The best part about these cookies? They can be frozen for up to 3 months! Oh, yes, that’s right. After baking and cooling, you can place the baked cookies in an airtight freezer safe zip top bag and put in the freezer.

Though, if you’d like fresh baked cookies, you can actually freeze the cookie dough itself! Follow the directions all the way to portioning out the dough. From there, place a few inches apart on a lined sheet pan and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until the cookie dough is frozen solid. From there, place the frozen cookie dough balls in a zip top bag and keep in the freezer for 1-2 months.

You can also keep these cookies in an airtight container or zip top bag on the counter for about a week!

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: M&M Sugar Cookies, Funfetti Layer Cake, Funfetti Mug Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream, S’mores Cookies

close up of stacked sprinkle cookies on parchment paper with measuring cup of rainbow sprinkles

Expert Tips

  • Make sure all of your ingredients are room temperature!
  • Be careful to not over-mix the cookie dough!
  • Depending on how your oven bakes, if baking multiple pans at a time, be sure to check on the cookies at about 8 minutes into the bake time.
  • Don’t forget to line your sheet pans.
  • It’s best to use a cookie scoop to ensure all cookies are the same size.
  • The cookie dough can be frozen and baked at a later date!

When you make these Funfetti Cookies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

overhead shot of stacked funfetti cookies on parchment paper with measuring cup full of sprinkles

Funfetti Cookies

Traci
These extra sweet and oh so delicious Funfetti Cookies are the perfect cookie to bake for any and all occasions! Every bite is soft, with the edges being just barely crisp, full of sweetness, and SO. GOOD. The perfect cookie!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 22
Calories 143 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sprinkles

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375° F.
  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth.
  • Stir in flour mixture.
  • Stir in sprinkles.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to portion dough onto prepared pans.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until done.
  • Allow to cool before removing from pans.

Notes

  • Make sure all of your ingredients are room temperature!
  • Be careful to not over-mix the cookie dough!
  • Depending on how your oven bakes, if baking multiple pans at a time, be sure to check on the cookies at about 8 minutes into the bake time.
  • Don’t forget to line your sheet pans.
  • It’s best to use a cookie scoop to ensure all cookies are the same size.
  • The cookie dough can be frozen and baked at a later date!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 65mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 206IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    These cookies are delicious and so easy to make! The possibilities are endless with all the fun sprinkles available. Mix a batch, you will love them!!