Soft chewy vanilla sugar cookies with rainbow sprinkles. Funfetti cookies made from scratch.
Everything is way more fun with sprinkles! I have been getting requests all over the place to create a funfetti cookie with sprinkles. They have been so popular all over Instagram these days since a bakery in New York City are selling them like crazy.
I am never one to shirk from a challenge...especially when it involves cookies. I was ready to create the ultimate funfetti cookie with sprinkles.
My daughter Sadie LOVES sugar. What I mean by loving sugar is that I find her eating it by the spoonful with the world's largest spoon. As a 3-year-old, she's the one that would sneak bags of marshmallows, Capri Suns, and even cherry Italian syrup from the pantry in the middle of the night. I wondered where all of my bags of marshmallows were disappearing to only to find them stuffed under her bed! It's no wonder she is the only kid that has left us with a hefty bill at the dentist's office.
So you can imagine how excited she was to find out I was making cookies with SPRINKLES! This is her dream cookie and you better believe, she was lined up to be the first taste tester. These cookies passed with flying colors and now she has requested them at every birthday party.
These are large made-from-scratch sugar cookies with rainbow sprinkles. I form them into balls about 6 ounces each since bigger is better. However, you can make them smaller. These funfetti cookies are baked at a high heat to make sure they are cooked on the outside but remain nice and soft and chewy on the inside.
These Rainbow Sprinkles Funfetti Cookies would be so cute served at a birthday party, graduation, or any time there is a celebration! These sprinkle cookies are always such a hit!
How to make Funfetti Cookies from Scratch:
- Start with Cold Butter. The butter needs to be cut into small pieces in order to cream with the sugar and brown sugar. Cream for 4-5 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl often.
- Add Eggs and Vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, creaming well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract and mix.
- Use Cake Flour + All-Purpose Flour. This is what gives the cookies that soft, tender, perfect texture. The cake flour contains less gluten than traditional flour so it makes a softer texture.
- Use Cornstarch + Baking Soda. By using two leavening agents, these cookies have the perfect rise to them.
- Bake at a High Heat. These sprinkles cookies are baked at 400 degrees. This is how the cookies remain so soft in the middle yet get those nice crisp edges.
- Let sit for 15 minutes. These confetti cookies need time to set-up so don't touch for 15 minutes. Then you can go eat them to your heart's content.
If you are looking for more cookie recipes, check out my SUGAR COOKIES, Levain Bakery Famous CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, and my entire collection of MODERN HONEY COOKIES HERE.
I hope you love these festive Funfetti Cookies with Sprinkles! Let me know what you think on instagram @modern_honey. I love to hear from you! Also, tag me using hashtag #modernhoney @modern_honey.
I have tried several of your cookie recipes and they are all perfection! I have been looking for the perfect sugar cookie that has a chewy texture and I tried this one without the sprinkles in the batter and OMG this was exactly what I was searching for. It is AMAZING! Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes!
I made these cookies without the sprinkles as a drop sugar cookie. They turned out amazing and were a hit. I did add some buttercream frosting.
yes finally a recipe that isnt bad!!! These cookies actually turn out thick, soft, and chewy while maintaining a thin and light crisp crust (given that you creamed the butter well enough). Also it's not too sweet!
Just made these today. I love the fact that they didn't spread. I hate flat cookies. They turned out just fine with the jimmies. Will definitely make these again.
These are fantastic!!!
Hello, how many cookies does this recipe make?
This is one of my favorite recipes; I've made it a bunch of times of the last few years. Question though - I recently moved to 6,200 ft elevation and I'm having trouble adjusting the recipe, as the cookies are spreading pretty significantly. I've tried following King Arthur Flour's high altitude guide, which recommends decreasing the sugar by 1 TBS per cup and increasing the oven temp by 15-25 degrees. However, I didn't want to bump the temperature beyond 400....I did try the sugar decrease and I also froze the formed dough balls for about three hours. They did not spread as much, but I'm missing the thick, domed cookies I used to get at sea level.
Do you have any high altitude tips or experience? I'm thinking I should increase the flour a bit as well.....
Thanks so much for any help.
Jeff K Driggs
These cookies are really amazing! I ended up using dark brown sugar (because I was out of light) and they turned out so delicious! I also rolled the cookies in sprinkles to create a sprinkle shell....my kids loved them! Thank you for the recipe!!
Do you use Dard or Light brown sugar for this recipe?
I made these and the disappeared so fast! Loved them as much as my kids did. Lovely and easy way to make a wistful treat without needing an occasion to celebrate.
The Modern Proper
Oh, my kids will love these!!! Definitely a great addition to any birthday party or shower.
You are so sweet! Thank you! They are my kid's favorites too. Kids LOVE all things sprinkles!
Regular visitor to your site - these look wonderful, right up my kids' alley! One question: what kind of sprinkles did you use? The cookies are pictured w/ nonpareils (crunchy dots) in the background, but appear to actually contain jimmies (longer ones). I'm interested because I hate the waxy taste of jimmies (ruins most funfetti recipes for me), but every Funfetti recipe I've seen up to now says the nonpareils won't work (will just bleed and dissolve)... do you think freezing the nonpareils beforehand would work to keep their shape intact?
I have no clue really but to me it looks like she used both - if you zoom in on the cookie you can see some that look like melted jimmies and some that look like the round hard ones. Im interested as well!
Thank you so much for following along! That's a great question! I used only the rainbow jimmies. The nonpareils crunchy dots were only used to add color in the background of the photo. I didn't use them in the cookies. I think there are better tasting sprinkles jimmies out there. They even have flavored ones! I hope that helps. Have a great day! -- Melissa
I used the dots and they turned out fine! Delicious and very popular!