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Funfetti Cookies


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Funfetti Cookies are a perfect fun and festive treat to make with your kids this weekend. Not only are these cookies super easy to make but they are also perfectly soft and chewy.

Ditch those boxed cake mixes and try this scratch-made soft cookie recipe that’s sure to be a favorite with adults and kids alike!

A vertical image of Funfetti cookies, a stack of 4 cookies and a single cookie beside the stack.

Homemade Funfetti Cookies

The history of funfetti is murky, but it looks like the first printed instance of funfetti was in 1989 by Pillsbury. Since then, other baking companies have jumped on the funfetti bandwagon, selling frosting and sprinkles that emulate the same effect.

Why I Love This Recipe

Not only are Funfetti Cookies super easy to make, but these tasty treats also have the added bonus of being soft in texture!

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love sweet and chewy cookie recipes like this one give these Strawberry Lemonade Cookies a try.

A vertical image of Funfetti cookies, a stack of 4 cookies, a single cookie in front of the stack, and other cookies in  rectangular ceramic serving dish behind the stack.

Ingredients

This recipe only requires eight basic ingredients. You may already have all of these ingredients on hand saving you a trip to a grocery store.

  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • egg, room temperature
  • butter, softened
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • nonpareil sprinkles, multicolored

Substitutions

Applesauce: Out of eggs right now? Use 1/4 cup of applesauce instead.

Shortening: Forgot to buy butter? Use shortening in place of the butter in this recipe.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need three kitchen tools to help you make these easy and homemade Funfetti cookies.

How to Make Funfetti Cookies

Making these cookies is so easy, all you need to do is follow these seven simple steps and you will be ready to enjoy this sweet dessert.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare your cookie sheets

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2: Cream together butter and sugar

In a large bowl, cream together both sugars and egg. Add butter and vanilla extract and mix until all ingredients are well-combined.

Step 3: Add in dry ingredients

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix until cookie dough forms.

Ingredients used to make Funfetti cookies, the wet ingredients combined in a large bowl, dry ingredients in a smaller bowl, and the sprinkles in another smaller bowl.

Step 4: Add in the sprinkles

Set aside 2 tablespoons of sprinkles in a separate bowl. Fold the remaining nonpareil sprinkles in the cookie dough.

Sprinkles added on the dough mixture in a mixing bowl.

Step 5: Shape the cookie dough

Roll out 1 ¼ inch balls out of the cookie dough. Place each one gently on the lined cookie sheets, about 1 ½ inch apart from each other.

Step 6: Roll in sprinkles

Dip the surface of each cookie dough ball into the nonpareils that were set aside earlier.

A shaped cookie dough being rolled in a bowl of sprinkles.

Step 7: Bake the cookies

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on a rack before serving and enjoy!

Funfetti cookie ready to be baked.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Almond Extract: Add 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract to your wet ingredients for an added flavor.

Cream Cheese: Mix in 1/4 cup of softened cream cheese with your butter and sugar to make your cookies extra rich.

Sprinkles: Use Jimmie style sprinkles instead of nonpareil sprinkles for softer cookies.

Funfetti cookies in a rectangular ceramic serving dish.

Toppings

Want to use something other than sprinkles in your cookies? Here’s a list of my favorite add-ins.

  • m&m’s
  • chopped candy bars
  • chocolate chips
  • colored chips
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FAQs

Do you have questions about Funfetti Cookies? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Can I freeze Funfetti Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze Funfetti Cookies. Funfetti cookies will last up to six months if frozen and around one week without being frozen.

Will my cookies spread?

Cookies will start out as a ball shape but will flatten as they bake. Keep in mind though that this cookie recipe will not spread out far but they will slightly spread.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, you can double this recipe. However, there is a chance that your cookie sheets will not hold all of the dough. If that is the case bake your cookies in batches.

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Funfetti Cookies Recipe

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Funfetti Cookies

These cookies are super easy to make and perfectly soft and chewy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert (Cookies)
Cuisine American
Servings 15 Cookies
Calories 138 kcal

Equipment

  • cookie sheets
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • ½ stick butter softened (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • ¾ cup nonpareil sprinkles multicolored – divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream together both sugars and egg.
  • Add butter and vanilla extract and mix until all ingredients are well-combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Mix until cookie dough forms.
  • Set aside 2 tablespoons of sprinkles in a separate bowl.
  • Fold the remaining nonpareil sprinkles in the cookie dough.
  • Roll out 1 ¼ inch balls out of the cookie dough. Place each one gently on the lined cookie sheets, about 1 ½ inches apart from each other.
  • Dip the surface of each cookie dough ball into the nonpareils that were set aside earlier.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack before serving and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 16IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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