If I am asked to bring a food item to a party, I always sign up for dessert. I usually choose to make cookies, because they are my life and everyone likes cookies. When I saw these Funfetti Cookies (recipe adapted from Yammie’s Noshery’s Funfetti Whoopie Pies) pop up on Tasty Kitchen from member Julia, I knew they would be perfect cookies for my friend’s baby shower. Funfetti Cookies are perfect for any party and I love that these cookies are made from scratch. No box mix is involved, but they are still easy peasy!
To make the cookies, you need the following ingredients: butter, sugar, vanilla and almond extract, egg, flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, rainbow Jimmie sprinkles, and nonpareil sprinkles.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the vanilla, almond extract, and egg. Beat until combined.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
Whisk to combine.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix on low speed until just combined.
Add in the sprinkles.
Carefully stir in the sprinkles, making sure they don’t bleed into the cookie dough.
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for about 15 minutes.
Cool cookies on a wire rack.
Store cookies in an airtight container.
Funfetti cookies sure are fun to make and eat! The sugar cookies are soft and filled with colorful sprinkles. I loved the slight sweet crunch the sprinkles added. They are delicious right out of the oven, but keep well too. So if you need to make them in advance for a party, you can. They will keep in an airtight container for up to four days.
These cookies are perfect for any celebration: birthday parties, showers, summer barbecues, etc. Everyone loves them! And if you don’t have a party to go to, don’t worry, you can still bake these cookies. A freshly baked batch of Funfetti Cookies is sure to get a party started!
Thanks Julia for sharing this recipe. These cookies are my new go-to party cookies! Make sure you visit Julia’s blog, Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body, for other mouthwatering recipes!
Funfetti Cookies from scratch. No cake mix, and I even made cake flour at home!
- 1 cup Butter, Room Temperature
- 1-¼ cup Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
- 1 whole Egg
- 2-½ cups Flour
- ¼ cups Cornstarch
- ¾ teaspoons Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoons Salt
- ½ cups Rainbow Jimmie Sprinkles
- 2 Tablespoons Nonpareil Sprinkles
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
Cream the butter and sugar in your stand mixer (or hand mixer) for about 2 minutes, until fluffy. Add the vanilla, almond, and egg. Beat until well combined.
In a separate bowl, sift in the flour, cornstarch, soda, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and continue on low speed until it’s all added and combined. Mix in the sprinkles (don’t overmix or the sprinkles will start to bleed into the dough).
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart (fits 8 cookies per sheet). Bake for about 15 minutes. (Note: Only bake until they very slightly start to turn light golden brown just on the edges. You don’t want them to totally turn golden or they’ll be crisp cookies. Check them around 10 minutes, then 12, and so on.)
Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container up to 4 days.
Recipe adapted from Yammie’s Noshery’s Funfetti Whoopie Pies.
Maria and her husband Josh (who she affectionately refers to as her “dough boy”) blog at Two Peas and Their Pod. They’ve been featured on Saveur, Eatocracy, Gourmet Live, Glamour, and the Los Angeles Times, to name just a few. They’d also just recently added a little pea to their pod. We’re so glad to have them here!
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Elisa on 9.6.2012
My husband and I loved them! They turned out to be moist and chewy. I think, the sweetness of the cookie was perfect! Thank you for the recipe.
Mari on 9.4.2012
These cookies are GREAT. The slightly salty taste combined with that chewiness is just what I’ve been looking for. It’s a good thing that they’re not overly sweet.
The batter was very easy to work with so this recipe is given a huge thumbs up!!
Greetings from a satisfied “customer” all the way from beautiful Denmark.
Jenny on 6.23.2012
These cookies are not sweet AT ALL. You should increase the amount of sugar by at least 1/4 cup. Be careful when making these. The boxed funfetti mix makes better cookies that are actually sweet.
I don't know the muffin man but I do know the Cookie girl on 6.15.2012
I am so looking forward to trying this! I’m new at baking from scratch but cookies are one of my faves to make. And YESSSS funfetti is soooo fun!!
Steph on 6.7.2012
I tried these just now, following the recipe to the letter. The dough was a little dry, but formed into balls just perfectly. The cookies taste great…a tiny bit salty, but I like salty sweets.
Sara Z. on 6.5.2012
Like a few other people mentioned, my dough came out dry and crumbly. I added milk a teaspoon at a time (grand total of 7 teaspoons) to get the dough manageable. It could have probably used one more. The first batch is out of the oven and seems to be fine. I also flattened them with a glass after about 10 minutes in the oven.
sallySally G on 6.3.2012
I think that I am going to make them a little smaller to get more cookies. 14 cookies is just not enough for a party.
Amanda on 6.2.2012
I made these tonight. I made them in three different sizes…large ice cream scoops size, regular cookie size and mini cookies! So cute! Tasty too. :o)
Beth on 6.2.2012
these are perfect for my 3 year old’s end of school year party. Fun!!!!! Thank you.
Misty on 5.31.2012
These would be great for ice cream sandwiches We soften ice cream scoop it between 2 cookies and roll the sides in sprinkles then freeze them on a cookie sheet till set. Then store them in the freezer in an air tight container. My kids love them.
Alex on 5.29.2012
Absolutely gorgeous. Why don’t people make these more often! Lower in fat than choc chip cookies, and delightful to look at.
Teresa on 5.28.2012
We made these funfetti cookies on Thursday and the were gone by Sunday. The family really gobbled them up. I was out go almond extract so just used the 2tsp of vanilla, as called for, for flavoring but next time I will definitely make sure to add the almond extract for flavor. Also, I don’t think I have ever baked cookies with cornstarch in the dough before but it seemed to work out just fine. I think you could add the sprinkles to your favorite sugar cookie recipe and achieve the same if not better results.
Lindsey @ Family Food Finds on 5.28.2012
Wow these look great! I am going to try them with some funfetti frosting spread on top!
Carol on 5.26.2012
I tried these yesterday and the dough was very dry and crumbly. The cookies did not spread, I ended up pressing them flat with a glass when they were 1/2 done. My first batch burned on bottom, so I reduced the temp. to 350. I am disappointed with this recipe.
pam on 5.22.2012
Love confetti cake so these will be delish!! I LOVE cookies…..
Courtney on 5.21.2012
I was excited to see this recipe because it doesn’t require a cake mix! However, in making these I had a couple of issues. I think there’s too much baking soda – you can taste it and it’s almost a salty taste. It’s *almost* too much that I need to throw the batch away. Also I found the dough to be dry and the cookies don’t spread out the way they should. A bit of tweaking and this will be a killer recipe!
Elizabeth on 5.21.2012
I just made these this weekend. I followed the directions exactly, but had two minor issues. 1. They turned out thicker, like they didsn’t spread out as the ones in the photo did. 2. The bottoms and outside were done, but the middle was a bit too doughy for my family. Any suggestions?
Travis Cotton on 5.21.2012
Sprinkles! This is a definitely win for my 6 year old lol
Katrina on 5.20.2012
These are so freaking pretty!! Love it!
Marcia Ann on 5.19.2012
Never mind…. Just went to her blog and it’s 14 giant cookies or a bunch of smaller ones.
Marcia Ann on 5.19.2012
How many cookies, approx, in a batch?
wifemothereventplanner on 5.19.2012
This was the first recipe I’ve tried from Tasty Kitchen – it rocked! I didn’t have the color sprinkles -but it worked well with chocolate sprinkles too. thanks man!
amber,rd on 5.18.2012
Funfetti cookies have been one of my favorites since I was a kid and my mom made them from cake mix. I just made some this weekend! I am so excited to have a from-scratch recipe! Thanks for sharing!
DeniseG on 5.18.2012
I actually found these on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and I had to make them right away. They are super easy, very tasty (those spinkles DO make the best crunch!), and every bit as fun as they look. Definitely a keeper– glad to see them featured here, too!
Mandy on 5.18.2012
These are adorable! I’m going to have to make these the next time I’m going to a girls’ weekend.
chonte on 5.18.2012
here’s a tip. Non pareils will bleed a lil bit but jimmies don’t bleed at all. in cookes its fie cause the dough is not really wet but if you are making a cake make sure you use jimmies, if you use non pareils the colors just run and it’s not pretty trust me. lol
Clarette on 5.18.2012
Oh, I am so excited to try out this recipe! I’ve made the ones with a box of cake mix, but I’d really like to make them from scratch. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Heather of Kitchen Concoctions on 5.18.2012
Why is it that funfetti ANYTHING is well, so FUN!
Sandi ~ LoveFromCapeCod~etsy on 5.18.2012
Ooooooh… WHAT Fun!!! I bet they even tickle your tongue! YUM.
Julia on 5.18.2012
Wow Maria (AKA, Cookie Queen), you did a GREAT job with these cookies! Which isn’t surprising since you sorta do a great job with aaaaall cookies
Kathy in Kansas on 5.18.2012
Thank you for this recipe. These look delish and my family will love them!
Kathy in Kansas on 5.18.2012
Thank you for this recipe. My family is going to love it!
Caroline @ chocolate & carrots on 5.18.2012
I saw these on Julia’s blog and went ga-ga over them! Yummmm!
Heather (Heather's Dish) on 5.18.2012
these are ADORABLE!
Laurie - Simply Scratch on 5.18.2012
My girls would LOVE these!!
Allyn on 5.18.2012
Funfetti cake is my favorite boxed cake EVER!