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Funfetti Cookies with Sprinkles

You’ll love these soft, chewy funfetti cookies bursting with colorful sprinkles. This is an easy homemade recipe everyone will enjoy, and perfect for any time of year.

funfetti cookies

So many big things have happened during my lifetime. Apple was started as a company. The Berlin Wall fell. Nelson Mandela was released. There was a huge war on drugs.

AND – Funfetti cake mix came out. In 1989, released by Pillsbury.

It was a game changer for my brothers and I as children. The big request for birthdays that year? Funfetti cakes. From a box. ALL the way around.

The idea of sprinkles in food was novel, and I still feel the same way about the idea today. Something about it puts a smile on my face. Maybe it’s all the color?

We’ve done funfetti donuts before, and it was time to make an important and unique cookie recipe: funfetti cookies!

These soft and chewy cookies are buttery and loaded with sprinkles. They are perfect for parties, and of course you can customize the sprinkle colors to make them work for any holiday or celebration.

confetti cookies

Before you dive into this recipe, I’ve got some tips for you on making the best (and tastiest) cookies. If you’re interested, check them out. Otherwise scroll to the bottom for the funfetti cookies.

Tips for Making Delicious Cookies

Are you looking to make the tastiest cookies ever? I’ve got some tips for you. Here’s what I always make sure to pay attention to.

Use Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best cookie flavor and texture. You’ll for sure want to get fresh eggs, good quality butter, and pure vanilla extract (instead of imitation).

Measure Precisely

Flour is often the main dry ingredient in these cookies. Measure using the scoop-and-level method, as adding too much flour can result in dry baked goods.

Bring Cold Ingredients to Room Temp

Bring ingredients like butter, eggs, and milk to room temperature before mixing. They will incorporate better, resulting in smoother batter and soft cookies. They don’t need to be warm; slightly cool to room temp is fine.

Avoid Overmixing

Mix the batter just until ingredients are combined, or the dry disappears into the wet. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.

Chill the Dough

Chilling the cookie dough in the fridge for the specified time (or even overnight) before baking allows the flavors to meld and the fats to solidify. This results in cookies with better flavor and texture. It also prevents them from spreading too much during baking.

Look for Golden Edges

Unless the recipe says otherwise, the edges of the cookies should turn a golden brown while the center remains slightly soft. This balance ensures a chewy texture without overbaking.

Cool Before Transferring

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps them set and avoids them becoming too fragile and crumbling apart.

funfetti cookie recipe

Remember, practicing and experimenting will help you perfect your cookie baking skills over time. Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious baked goods! Here’s what you’re going to need for these confetti cookies.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles + more for the top
funfetti sugar cookies

Keep these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. They’ll last a few weeks in the refrigerator.

You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to six months. When you bring them out of the freezer, let them rise to room temperature naturally as opposed to microwaving.

confetti sugar cookies

Get the printable recipe for these cookies below:

Yield: 28 cookies

Funfetti Cookies

funfetti cookies

This recipe turns classic cookies into a confetti party for your taste buds. This funfetti cookie recipe is perfect for celebrations or simply brightening your day.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 58 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles + more for the top


  1. Preheat oven to 375℉ and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.Preheating the oven
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together with your hand mixer until creamy and combined.sugar and butter in a clear glass mixing bowl with sprinkles nearby
  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla with hand mixer.mixing the egg and vanilla into the batter with a white electric mixer
  4. Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then stir until just combined (dry ingredients have disappeared).mixing the dry ingredients into the funfetti cookie batter
  5. Fold in the sprinkles into the dough until just combined.sprinkles poured into the cookie batter bowl
  6. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour, or longer if possible.folding the sprinkles into the confetti cookie batter
  7. Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop and place cookie dough on the cookie sheet, with 2-3 inches between each scoop. These cookies get big!Scooping the funfetti cookie dough onto the cookie sheet
  8. Sprinkle more sprinkles on top of cookie dough and bake for about 11-14 minutes.funfetti cookie dough on a baking pan
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven. The centers may still look too soft; they will set more as they cool. Let cool for a few minutes before removing to the wire rack.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

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