The BEST Funfetti Cookies (From Scratch!)
Are you looking for the best, homemade Funfetti Cookies recipe? I got you! These cookies are chewy in the center, slightly crispy on the edges, full of sprinkles and downright delicious!
Did you love funfetti cake as a kid? I definitely did, and I still do! My daughter adores funfetti too so we decided to create a funfetti cookie recipe! These cookies are super simple and colorful, perfect for a party!
These funfetti cookies remind me so much of funfetti cake but in a delightfully chewy sugar cookie form with the perfect touch of vanilla and almond! It’s like your favorite childhood cake in cookie form!
Baking Tips for Funfetti Cookies
Cookie Tip: Baking Time!
My #1 tip with these cookies is keeping an eye on the baking time! If you want a true “chewy in the center but crispy on the outside” cookie then you need to make sure you don’t over-bake your cookies.
Take them out of the oven when they look set (but still slightly underdone in the center). This should be about 10-12 minutes, give or take, as ovens can vary. The funfetti cookies will continue to bake for a couple of minutes and this will ensure you have that delicious, chewy center!
SPRINKLES: You can’t have funfetti cookies without SPRINKLES! So just what kind of sprinkles are best? I like the jimmies rainbow sprinkle type, which is the classic for funfetti, but you can use any kind of sprinkles. Change up the colors for the holidays (red and green for Christmas, orange for Halloween, pink and red for Valentine’s Day) and you’ll have themed funfetti cookies!
ROOM TEMPERATURE BUTTER & EGGS: Make sure your butter and egg are at room temperature. Just pull them out of the refrigerator and set them on the counter about an hour before you begin making your cookies is fine.
Why should the butter and eggs be at room temperature for baking these cookies? Because it allows them to mix and blend better with the batter.
We tied up our funfetti cookies in clear cellophane bags and tied with fun pom-pom trim gingham ribbon (from Hobby Lobby) and headed off to drop off these treats at the homes of several of our friends and neighbors.
I had her start helping me drop off Christmas treats when she was a few years old and now she LOVES when we have goodies to take around.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter - (room temperature)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg - (room temperature)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles - (or colors of your choice)
- Preheat the oven to 350° degrees F and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer or hand mixer, cream together room temperature butter and granulated sugar for 2-3 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg, vanilla extract and almond extract and mix until incorporated.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Mix until just incorporated.
- Stir in the rainbow sprinkles.
- Scoop out dough In 1 tablespoon balls. Place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. They will be set but still slightly undercooked in the middle, they will continue baking when removed from oven.
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I usually buy salted butter. Would I omit the salt if I used that?
Hi Ashley, Yes, you can omit the salt if you use salted butter!
These were the perfect birthday party cookies! Not only are they so fun and colorful, but they are absolutely delicious! Soft, chewy, with the best vanilla flavor. Loved them!
My kids loved these cookies! So fun and festive, what a fun way to celebrate our Friday movie night.
These little gems turn out just the way we like them –Chewy in the center and crisp around the edges. A great spring cookie recipe!
Is it possible to freeze the dough in balls then get them out to thaw then bake?
Yes, I’ve frozen it before and it baked fabulously!
do you have to use almond extract? making for a party and worried about a nut allergy.
No you don’t! You can use any flavored extract.