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Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Putting some fun into your life with these Funfetti Sugar Cookies. Packed full of brightly colored sprinkles, these funfetti cookies are thick, chewy, and loaded with that classic sugar cookie yum. An easy no-chill recipe that comes together super quick, you’re welcome! So grab those sprinkles and let’s cookie!


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Sprinkled sugar cookies all laying on a wire cooling rack.

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

A lightly golden and crisp cookie edge with a thick and chewy center full of sprinkles and buttery goodness, these funfetti sugar cookies will be requested time and time again. Give yourself 20 minutes (10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to bake) and you can be enjoying the most fun funfetti cookies you’ve ever had.

How To Make Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Funfetti sugar cookies, also known as confetti cookies, sprinkle cookies, or simply funfetti cookies, are incredibly easy to make. I used my strawberry almond sprinkle cookie recipe as a base and swapped a few things around. Straight-up vanilla extract and copious amounts of sprinkles are all this cookie recipe require to make an incredibly tasty funfetti sugar cookie.

A bowl lined with a pink and white linen full of fun sprinkle sugar cookies.

The Best Sprinkles For Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Sprinkles have come a long way over the past few years. Metallics, dragees, wafer paper, neons, and hand-piped character pieces are all quite common in the sprinkle world now. And as amazing as those sprinkles options are, the best kinds of sprinkles for this cookie are either the classic old-school jimmie-only type or confetti style. Both of these sprinkle types won’t bleed while mixing or baking. Count me in as a huge fan of Sprinkle Pop’s Unicorn Rainbow mix and that’s what I used in this recipe.

How To Get Uniform Cookies

I get asked all the time how my cookies end up looking so uniform and while I’d love to take credit for meticulously measuring, rolling, and shaping each cookie dough ball by hand I simply cannot. The trick to perfectly round and uniform cookies is using a cookie scoop. I am completely smitten with my Oxo 1.5 tbsp. cookie scoop. It’s the perfect amount of dough for each cookie and saves mess and time.

Another little funfetti sugar cookie tip, if you notice that a cookie baked a tad bit uneven or wonky, gently shape it while it’s fresh out of the oven with your hands or a spoon. Be careful, it will still be hot but this allows you to mold a wayward cookie back to aesthetic perfection.

Fun sugar cookies full of brightly colored sprinkles sitting on a wire cooling rack.

Can I Freeze Funfetti Sugar Cookie Dough?

Yes, you can absolutely freeze this cookie dough. This recipe bakes quite a large batch of cookies and while my cookie-loving family can quickly destroy these in no time flat, I understand if you want to freeze some dough for next week when that cookie craving hits. The first step is to scoop each cookie dough ball onto a parchment-lined pan and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes. Next, after 30 minutes, you can store the frozen cookie dough balls in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 1 year.

But enough talking, grab those sprinkles, and start mixing. These easy no-chill funfetti sugar cookies are sure to become a family favorite. Let me know how they turn out or share them with me over on my Facebook or Instagram social media feeds.

A bowl lined with a pink and white linen full of fun sprinkled cookies.

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A close-up of sugar cookies full of bright colored sprinkles

Funfetti Sugar Cookies


  • Author: Katie Stymiest
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 40 Cookies 1x

Description

Funfetti sugar cookies packed full of brightly colored sprinkles and that delicious vanilla sugar cookie flavor. A thick and chewy family favorite funfetti cookie recipe.


Ingredients

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Funfetti Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup dairy-free salted butter, room temperature


  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature (can sub 2 flax eggs)


  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract


  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (can sub for 1:1 gluten-free baking blend)


  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  • 1 tsp. baking powder


  • 1 tsp. coarse sea salt


  • ¾ cup sprinkles *



Instructions

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

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

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and sugar on high for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  3. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and mix on high until fully incorporated and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl when necessary.

  4. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix on low until fully incorporated and dough forms.

  5. Mix in the sprinkles by hand with a spatula.

  6. Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop drop cookie dough onto parchment-lined cookie trays approximately 2 inches apart and bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden and the centers appear just slightly under-baked.

  7. Let the cookies cool on the tray for at least 5 minutes before removing them to a cookie rack to fully cool. Enjoy!

Notes

* Jimmie-only and confetti-style sprinkles work the best. I used Sprinkle Pop Unicorn Rainbow sprinkles.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 106
  • Sugar: 10 Grams
  • Sodium: 75 Miligrams
  • Fat: 6 Grams
  • Saturated Fat: 3 Grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 Grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 Grams
  • Carbohydrates: 17 Grams
  • Fiber: 0 Grams
  • Protein: 1 Gram
  • Cholesterol: 25 Miligrams

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61 Comments

      1. Does this recipe make cut shapes well? I want to make little clover shapes. I also have a mold for little Dinosaur shapes, but I don’t want them to spread put or rise too much that they lose their shape.

  1. These cookies are delicious & so fun! I made them with regular salted butter instead of dairy free butter & they were soft, chewy & hard to stop eating!

  2. My daughter and I made these Together. They are so delicious. Crispy on the edges, chewy in the middle – a perfect cookie. And of course, so fun with the sprinkles!

    1. I not only love that you gave this recipe a shot but that you did so with your daughter. Thank you for sharing Sandria!

  3. Loved this recipe! So easy and the cookies were perfect. I loved the amount of salt and vanilla used.

  4. I only needed 6 of these to put on a cake, but I may or may not have made an entire bag and hid it in my room to eat for the week! Seriously my new fav cookies LOVE THEM?

    1. Haha oh my goodness that’s hilarious and awesome all at the same time Naomi! Thanks for baking these ones up!

  5. My 4 year old has requested these cookies every day since I first baked them. Safe to say it’s a keeper!

    1. There’s something magical about sprinkles and kids, right?! So happy you are enjoying them, Danielle.

  6. These cookies are a MUST bake! These are absolutely amazing and as someone who struggles with lactose intolerance, I love that it is dairy-free! I will certainly make these again along with every other recipe you have! Thank you so much for sharing this incredible recipe!

    1. Oh gosh Kate, I can’t tell you how much that thrills me to hear. Thank you so much for trying this recipe and sharing it!

    1. These cookies were delicious!!! I swapped the dairy free butter for regular and they still tasted really good. I also made them into cookie sandwiches (put buttercream between 2 cookies) and they tatsed amazing! Definitely recommend

      1. Cookie sandwiches sound like the best idea I’ve heard all day! Thanks for sharing Hailey!

  7. Turned these into cookie sandwiches and I nearly ate all of them. Great recipe Katie.

    1. Oh my goodness! A funfetti sugar cookie sandwich sounds like cookie heaven Nina! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Is this the type of recipe one could use to make cutout cookies and top wth royal icing? Looking to make some fancy cookies for a friends birthday.

    1. I haven’t tried it for cutout cookies so I’m not 100% certain it would work. If you do try, make sure the dough is well chilled before you bake. Let me know if it works!

  9. This is my absolute favourite cookie recipe! We are a dairy free house and these are the best I’ve made! I use this as my base recipe and often add regular chocolate chips and nuts. Perfectly chewy and delicious!

    1. Well, now I think I’m gonna have to try them with chocolate chips and nuts. Yum! Thanks for sharing Rachelle.

  10. Do the cookies themselves freeze well? Will try a couple first. Want to hold them (if possible-they are soooo good) for a week for a special occasion

  11. Hi Katie, is there a dairy free butter that you’d recommend? And where did you get the sprinkles from? I’d like to make these for my mom who is lactose intolerant- thank you!

    1. I love using Becel plant-based butter bricks. They work amazing and the flavour is great. I get my sprinkles from Sprinkle Pop and I cannot rave enough about them. There are cheaper options available at most grocery stores though.

  12. Sugar cookies are my favorite kind of cookie, so I get picky on quality. I made this recipie and the flavor and texture were spot on! So delicious. 10/10 will bake again!

  13. Just made these with crushed candy canes and mini chocolate chips and holy delicious! Will probably have to make a second batch before Christmas ?

    1. Yes, on both accounts! Add 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum to your gluten-free flour blend and double-check the sprinkles to make sure they too are gluten-free. I hope you love them.

  14. Yummy fun recipe! I’ll be using left over buttercream I have to make sandwich cookies too!

  15. Best sugar cookie recipe ever. 99% of recipes I try I end up tweaking the measurements but other than using regular butter, I changed nothing and they were perfection!

  16. I have to admit that I was skeptical about a cookie with sprinkles, and I made them for my young grandson. The cookies are amazing and I have now baked them several times for my family. I think that yummy sugar cookie would be good with frosting and no sprinkles as well!

  17. These are honestly one of my favourite batches of cookies…I’ve always got some extras stashed in the freezer! SO yum!

    1. Hmmm, good question Trish. I have not personally tested it as vegan but my first instinct would be to use flax egg. If you do try it, I’d love to know how it goes.

  18. Just made these a few weeks ago. They are so so good. Had to put them in the freezer to hide them from my hubby but he found them and ate them frozen

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