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funfetti cookies

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Classic Funfetti Cookies are sugar cookies that are soft and chewy with a buttery vanilla flavor and loads of bright-colored festive rainbow jimmes. They are perfect for birthday parties, holiday shindigs, and any other time a celebration is in order. These cookies are made with 10 simple ingredients and are easy enough for even the novice cook.

yield 30 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For funfetti cookies

  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • ½ tsp
    baking soda
  • ½ tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 ½ c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 lg
    eggs at room temperature
  • 1 ½ tsp
    vanilla extract
  • ½ c
    sprinkles, jimmies, or nonpareils plus more for topping

How To Make funfetti cookies

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • 2
    Using a stand mixer or hand mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low and add the eggs one at a time, mixing just until incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and mix just until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients in several increments mixing just until combined. Scrap down the bowl and beaters as needed. Add the sprinkles and mix just until incorporated.
  • 3
    Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on parchment-covered baking sheets. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing to cookie cooling racks.
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