Homemade Funfetti Cookies
These homemade funfetti cookies are crazy good. They’re actually one of our favorites to make and snack on throughout the week. How many dessert recipes out there can you make with confidence knowing that you’ll have warm, fresh homemade cookies in less than 20 minutes of time? Family and friends also call these birthday cake cookies because they taste just like birthday cake.
The best part about these homemade funfetti cookies is that each and every bite literally melts in your mouth!
These soft and chewy funfetti cookies are THE BEST SUGAR COOKIES OF YOUR DREAMS filled with colorful, crunchy sprinkles. One-bowl, easy to make, and so much FUN! The sugar cookie base for these Funfetti Cookies is PERFECT.
The cookies are soft and chewy with amazing buttery, almond and vanilla flavor. If your looking for a fun and festive cookies that can be made for every holiday this is it! Change out the color of the sprinkles for the holiday such as Christmas, Easter, July 4th even bridal and baby showers!
How to make Homemade Funfetti Cookies
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with silicone mat
- In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes
- Add egg, beat well
- Add vanilla and almond extracts, beat
- Sift together dry ingredients, gradually add and beat well
- Note: dough will be very stiff
- Stir in sprinkles being careful not to overmix or the sprinkles will start to bleed into the dough
- Use a cookie dough scoop and roll dough into 1 inch balls
- Roll cookies in addition sprinkles, if desired
- Bake for 8-10 minutes for a softer cookie or 11-12 for a crisp cookie
- Cool on wire rack
- Store in airtight container
What is the flavor of these funfetti cookies?
They’re a bit of a mixture between sugar cookies and almond cookies they have the texture of sugar cookies as well. The added almond flavoring really kicks the taste up on these simple cookies. There is just a bit of almond extract in these cookies but that is all you need to get that perfect flavor.
Why is the dough so firm once mixed together?
Don’t worry! This is how the dough is supposed to be. It should be firm and stiff once it’s mixed so please don’t think that you’ve done anything wrong. It’s just how the combination of the ingredients combine to make this cookie dough. You want it firm enough so you can roll it easily. Because the dough is firm and stiff there is no chilling time required! Yeah!!
Why is my cookie dough changing colors?
If you’re noticing that your cookie dough is starting to change colors after you’ve added in your sprinkles, this is because you’re mixing too much and the sprinkles are starting to break apart and “bleed” into your dough.
This isn’t really a cause for concern as the cookies will stay taste just fine. But if you aren’t wanting them to be a specific color just make certain that you’re not overmixing the sprinkles once you add them in.
Have fun making these funfetti cookies! They just like as though they were meant to be for an awesome celebration or birthday party! They taste great as well so they’re certain to be a hit for whatever event you’re preparing them for.
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These Homemade Funfetti Cookies are a simple and easy dessert for birthdays or other fun occasions! And who doesn't love sprinkles? They're a delicious way to add some fun color to your snack table easily.
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup Rainbow Jimmie Sprinkles plus more for rolling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with silicone mat
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes
Add egg, beat well
Add vanilla and almond extracts, beat
Sift together dry ingredients, gradually add and beat well
Note: dough will be very stiff
Stir in sprinkles being careful not to overmix or the sprinkles will start to bleed into the dough
Use a cookie dough scoop and roll dough into 1 inch balls
Roll cookies in addition sprinkles, if desired
Bake for 8-10 minutes for a softer cookie or 11-12 for a crisp cookie
Cool on wire rack
Store in airtight container