Funfetti Sprinkle Cookies
What the world needs now is Funfetti cookies. Clearly Nestle knew that because this summer they released vanilla cake flavored Funfetti morsels to allow us all to jam in more Funfetti flavor than we ever thought humanly possible. And damn they are delicious. These Funfetti Sprinkle Cookies are soft and chewy with a delicious cake like flavor, and lots of jazzy rainbow sprinkles.
I have been a Funfetti aficionado since the third grade. That’s a long time ago. Like 1995 I think. Damn I’m old. Anyway, my mom discovered the hidden gem of Funfetti at one of those elementary school citizen assembly after party things where parents have to bring baked goods, or at least take some Oreos out of the packaging and put them on a nice doily. So one mom had made Funfetti Cookies which won the Pillsbury bake-off in 1990, and they were so good all the moms ate them and hid them from the kids. I can’t blame them. Anyway, let me tell you a few things about the OG Funfetti cookies.
The best thing about the frosted Funfetti cookies is that they are ready start to finish in LESS THAN 30 minutes. Love this. I don’t enjoy anything that takes me more than an hour to make, so Funfetti cookies are my spirit cookie. And for someone who dislikes cake, but likes frosting, those cookies are AH-mazing. My mom always taught us to never show up anywhere empty handed, so whenever I went to a friend’s house or had friends come over last minute, I’d whip up a batch of Funfetti cookies. It’s how I made friends as a child, and now as an adult. I’ve always been super cool, clearly.
So when I saw that Funfetti was making a vanilla cake flavored chip, my brain exploded a bit. Can the world handle that much Funfetti flavor? CAN I HANDLE IT? So I tested this recipe a few times until I felt like it was just perfection. And these are so so good. And easier to transport than the OG frosted version, but still made in pretty much record time. I made the final tweaks on the recipe on Halloween and then tested them on my next door neighbors, who ate about six of them in about 10 minutes. I found these chips at my local Stop & Shop when I went one morning before work to buy Broccoli and came out with six bags of these (true story). They are also available at some Target stores as well.
So if you’re a Funfetti stan, or just love vanilla cake but want a quick and easy to transport version of that in cookie form, whip up a batch of these Funfetti Sprinkle Cookies and enjoy!
Funfetti Sprinkle Cookies
These cookies are packed with Funfetti chips and lots of colorful sprinkles.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoons salt
- ½ cups Rainbow Jimmie Sprinkles or 1/2 cup rainbow nonpareils
- 1 ½ cups Funfetti chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper or sil pats and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter and sugar until it starts to get fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- On a medium speed slowly beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well mixed.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. On a slow speed, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the batter just until incorporated.
- Fold in the sprinkles and Funfetti chips until evenly distributed.
- Use a medium cookie scoop to place even-size balls of dough at least an inch and a half apart on your prepared cookie sheet. Press a few of the remaining Funfetti chips on top of the balls of dough.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 11-13 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. Let them sit on the baking sheet for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!
I’ve never been interested in Funfetti but darn these look good. Off I go to Target. ( pet peeve of mine…people who’ve not made a recipe commenting on it…aaagh, I’ve joined that group!)
Hope you find them! I found I don’t love the way they taste on their own but really like them baked into a cookie. I have an idea for a Funfetti Blondie Bar next!
Can’t find them anywhere! None at Target, Stop n Shop, Walmart. I’m in southeastern MA
That’s a bummer! I first found them at the Stop & Shop in East Harwich. I am in the city now, will let you know if I come across them anywhere!
Ware, MA Walmart has them! Or try ordering online.
I was trying to find a recipe that included these morsels with regular salted butter, so thank you for that! Every other recipe online calls for unsalted, which I never use or buy. Can’t wait to try these gems! I’m also from the Funfetti days.
I was super excited to try this recipe, as I am a fan of Funfetti as well, but thought they were a bit too sweet for my taste! However, my family loved them. The texture & consistency was great, I would just use less sugar next time, especially when the chips are already very sweet. I know they are supposed to be, but even for me, they were a little much. At first when I tried a bite, I was like hmm…these are pretty good, but after eating 2 cookies, I felt they were really just too sweet overall & I actually couldn’t eat any more of them. I’d like to try the recipe again, but reduce the sugar or use a little less morsels, because the cookies themselves are already sweet, so I think because of the sprinkles, a little less chips would be ideal. I’m not trying to alter the recipe too much, but I want to taste more cookie, less sweetness! It reminded me of a batch of fudge that’s too sweet, still so good but the extreme sweetness kind of spoiled it for me.
So good!!! I have never used cornstarch for baking recipes before. Game changer! Thank u!