Funfetti Cookies are soft, chewy and loaded with sprinkles! These fun and festive sprinkle cookies are easy to make and even easier to eat! Use any colored sprinkles to make the perfect treat for the holidays or any other special occasions.

baked funfetti cookies with sprinkles

Believe it or not, it was one of you lovely readers that prompted me to bake these funfetti cookies. After taking my favorite sugar cookies recipe and adding colorful sprinkles, she shared a video of them on her Instagram story. Brilliant! I couldn’t wait to give the sprinkle cookies a try for myself. They turned out so fabulous! They’re still the same soft, chewy, delicious sugar cookies, but with pretty colors throughout. And I love the subtle crunch from the sprinkles!

These funfetti cookies are definitely a new staple in my cookie rotation! And I can’t wait to coordinate the sprinkle colors for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and beyond! Let’s bake!

funfetti cookies on parchment paper

Ingredients for funfetti cookies

The ingredient list is very simple and includes all of the basics that you’d expect to find in classic sugar cookies, plus sprinkles. It’s the ratio of ingredients that’s important to yield sugar cookies that are soft and puffy with the perfect vanilla flavor. The trick? Extra flour, just the right amount of sugar and real deal butter. Here’s the lineup:

  • Flour. All-purpose flour is what we’re using to give these sprinkle cookies a tenderness that you just won’t find when using other types of flour.
  • Baking essentials. Baking powder, baking soda and salt are essential for proper baking. Make sure your baking powder + baking soda are no more than 6 months old for maximum puffiness.
  • Butter. I use salted butter for these funfetti cookies because the extra salt helps to balance out all of the sugar. There is approximately 1/3 teaspoon salt in each 1/2 cup (stick) of butter, so if you’re using unsalted butter, add 3/4 teaspoon of salt to the recipe.
  • Sugar. Regular granulated sugar is best in this sprinkle sugar cookie recipe.
  • Egg. Only one is needed. For better blending, take your egg out of the fridge about 30 minutes before making the cookies.
  • Pure vanilla extract. Vanilla adds so much flavor to these cookies. Don’t forget it!
  • Sprinkles. Give me all the sprinkles! Use whatever varieties and colors you like best or a mixture, like the funfetti cookies pictured, here. You can also omit the sprinkles, if you’d like, or even roll some up before adding the sprinkles to the batter for some plain sugar cookies.
cookie dough with sprinkles in a cookie scoop

How to make funfetti cookies

I love how quick these sprinkle cookies come together. No chilling of the dough required – yippee! You can find the full printable recipe at the bottom of the post, but here’s a quick rundown:

  • Prep time. Go ahead and remove your egg and butter from the fridge about 30 minutes before you start making your funfetti cookies. Preheat the oven and line your baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Dry ingredients. Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Butter + sugar. Cream the butter and sugar for about 3 minutes and until it’s light in color and fluffy.
  • Egg + vanilla. Next, add the egg and beat on low for about 30 seconds, then the vanilla and mix again.
  • Add dry ingredients. Gradually, add in dry ingredients and mix them with the wet until just combined. Add sprinkles and mix on low until combined. Be careful not to overmix the dough. Overmixing any batter or dough can lead to toughness.
  • Scoop dough balls. Use a large spoon or cookie scoop to make dough balls (mine were about 3 tablespoons full). Roll in sugar and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Gently press some extra sprinkles on top for a more colorful funfetti cookie.
  • Bake. Large cookies, like mine, will need to bake for about 12 minutes, but smaller cookies may only need to bake for about 8-10 minutes. Do NOT overbake! Remove from the oven right when edges start looking set and golden. The centers may look slightly underbaked, but they will continue to cook even after they are removed from the oven.
  • Cool and enjoy! Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to continue to cool.
showing how to mix ingredients making funfetti cookies

IS this A NO CHILL SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE?

Yep! There is absolutely no need to chill the funfetti cookie dough before baking. You don’t even have to press the dough balls flat. They will spread perfectly as they bake. I love this because you can have freshly baked homemade funfetti cookies at a moment’s notice!

HOW LONG TO BAKE SOFT funfetti SUGAR COOKIES

The length of time you’ll want to bake your funfetti cookies is largely dependent on your oven and your personal preference. I would keep a close eye on the first batch you make. I used a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop and made these extra large, so mine took about 12 minutes. For smaller cookies, using about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough, the bake time may be just 8 minutes. You’re looking for a nice light golden brown around the edges, and some crackling along the top. Be careful not to overbake, or you will lose the soft and chewy factor.

sprinkle cookie dough on a baking sheet pan

Tips for the best funfetti cookies

Here are some of my top baking tips to make sure your funfetti cookies come out perfect:

  • Measure flour correctly. Using a food scale is the most precise method for measuring ingredients, especially flour. If you don’t have one available, lightly spoon flour (don’t pack) into a measuring cup and without shaking the cup, use the straight side of a butter knife to level the flour across the measuring cup.
  • Fresh baking soda and baking powder. Be sure that your baking soda and baking powder are fresh! They lose potency over time. When I open a new can, I always write the date on the lid with a Sharpie. Discard the opened can after 6 months.
  • Don’t overbake. I recommend experimenting with a couple of cookies before baking the entire recipe. This will help you find that sweet spot when it comes to bake time in your oven and your preferred level of doneness. Remember cookies continue to bake for a short time, even after they’ve been removed from the oven.
  • Chill the dough. No need to chill the dough for this soft sugar cookies recipe! They will bake up perfectly without taking the time to chill the dough.

Double the recipe. This funfetti cookies recipe yields about 17 medium to large cookies. You can easily double the recipe, if you need a larger batch for a party, bake sale, or other event.

funfetti cookies on parchment paper

STORING & FREEZING TIPS

Making funfetti cookies ahead of time and freezing cookie dough and cookies

  • Freezing funfetti cookie dough. This sprinkle sugar cookie dough recipe freezes beautifully. I love having cookie dough already mixed up, so I can bake a special treat whenever the craving hits or we host an impromptu get together. Scoop out balls of cookie dough and place in a freezer-safe baggie. Frozen cookie dough will keep well for up to 3 months.
  • Bake from frozen. Baking from frozen will work just fine. The tops of your cookies may darken a bit more, but they will still be fabulous. Follow all of the cooking instructions, but add a minute or two onto the bake time.
  • Freezing baked cookies. These already-baked soft funfetti cookies freeze very well. Store in a freezer-safe container or baggie and freeze the cookies for up to 3 months.
  • Storing baked cookies. Baked cookies will keep in an airtight container or zip-top baggie at room temperature for about 1 week, but I can’t imagine them lasting that long!
funfetti cookies stacked and served with milk

You won’t be able to eat just one of these amazing soft funfetti cookies, I promise you that. I apologize in advance, if your pants fit a little tighter! 😉

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Funfetti Cookies

Funfetti Cookies are soft, chewy and loaded with sprinkles! These fun and festive sprinkle cookies are easy to make and even easier to eat! Use any colored sprinkles to make the perfect treat for the holidays or any other special occasions.

Ingredients

  • cups (385g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (226g) salted butter
  • cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (80g) sprinkles, plus more for topping
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar for rolling cookies

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Use a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and cream on medium-high speed until light in color and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
    mixing cookie dough in a large mixing bowl
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix on low for about 30 seconds or until fully incorporated. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix on low until almost combined, being careful not to over mix.
    adding dry ingredients to wet ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Scrape down the bowl, then add the sprinkles and mix on low until just combined. Scoop the dough into large balls, I like to use a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop for this recipe. Roll the dough ball in sugar.
    adding sprinkles to cookie dough for sprinkle cookies
  • Place cookie dough balls on your lined baking sheets. You can gently press some sprinkles into the top of the dough ball for presentation, if you’d like. Bake the cookies for 12-13 minutes. Cookies are done when the edges are light golden brown and there is some crackling along the top. Do not over bake, or your cookies will not be as chewy.
    scoops of funfetti cookie dough on a baking sheet pan
  • Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week.
    funfetti cookies on parchment lined baking pan

Notes

*Butter and eggs should be cool to the touch, but not straight out of the refrigerator. I typically let them sit out for about 20-30 minutes before I begin making the cookies.
Double the recipe. This funfetti cookies recipe yields about 17 medium cookies. You can easily double the recipe, if you need a larger batch for a party, bake sale, or other event.
  • Freezing funfetti cookie dough. This sprinkle sugar cookie dough recipe freezes beautifully. I love having cookie dough already mixed up, so I can bake a special treat whenever the craving hits or we host an impromptu get together. Scoop out balls of cookie dough and place in a freezer-safe baggie. Frozen cookie dough will keep well for up to 3 months.
  • Bake from frozen. Baking from frozen will work just fine. The tops of your cookies may darken a bit more, but they will still be fabulous. Follow all of the cooking instructions but add a minute or two onto the bake time.
  • Freezing baked cookies. These already-baked soft funfetti cookies freeze very well. Store in a freezer-safe container or baggie and freeze the cookies for up to 3 months.
  • Storing baked cookies. Baked cookies will keep in an airtight container or zip-top baggie at room temperature for about 1 week, but I can’t imagine them lasting that long!
Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 274kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 233mg, Potassium: 41mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 348IU, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 1mg

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