Soft, chewy, buttery, sprinkle-packed funfetti cookies made completely from scratch — no box cake mix required!
Typically, I like my cookies with lots of chocolate.
I may be swayed, however, if there are sprinkles involved.
This is probably not surprising to you if you’ve been following Sugar Spun Run for a while, considering I have approximately five million sprinkle/funfetti recipes in the recipe index (I should really give it its own category over there… I even have my own recipe for homemade sprinkles). Even my sister asked me the other day when I was going to get tired of making Funfetti desserts.
Never, I think (/hope).
I’ve just been on a cookie kick, recently. It’s all I seem to want to bake these days (so yes, you can expect quite a few more, albeit less colorful, cookies in the future) and all manners of chocolate and other cookie dough add-ins have been flying around my kitchen.
But over and over again, I gravitate to the sprinkles.
They’re simple and just a little sweet. The nonpareils add a whole new addictive dimension of texture to each bite. Perhaps most importantly, they’re colorful and just fun to make.
These funfetti cookies are made without a mixer — the melted butter makes it easy to mix everything by hand (and you don’t need to worry about creaming the butter and sugar, that way). Of course, there is a catch, and you will need to chill them for thirty minutes before popping them in the oven.
I promise you, it’s worth the wait.
- 1 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 1 2/3 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp sprinkles
- 2 Tbsp colored nonpareils
In a large microwave safe bowl, place your butter.
Microwave for 15-second increments (stirring between) until butter is completely melted (if it's very hot, allow it to cool a few minutes, otherwise you'll melt your sugar)
Stir in sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla extract. Stir well.
In a separate bowl, whisk together your flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet, until completely combined.
Stir in sprinkles and nonpareils.
Transfer bowl of dough to refrigerator and allow to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Once dough has chilled, scoop (and roll, if you want round, pretty cookies -- not required) into 2 Tbsp-sized balls.
Place at least 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and bake on 350F for 12 minutes (cookies will still seem slightly underdone -- this is fine and helps make them nice and chewy; they will continue to cook on the cookie sheet as they cool.
Allow cookies to cool completely on cookie sheet before enjoying.
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