Bright and colorful confetti cookies are perfect for any festive occasion and also work well as a treat for your kids any day of the week. Also known as funfetti cookies, these delicious soft-baked cookies are always a family favorite.
Why This Recipe
In my experience, kids love sprinkles! That makes our confetti cookies perfect for any occasion you want to make special cookies for your kids.
These colorful cookies are also perfect for a party or any occasion where cookies are shared.
These are delicious, soft-baked cookies. Great with a glass of milk or coffee.
Ingredients for Confetti Cookies
Cream Cheese. I like to purchase a name-brand cream cheese and not generic because generic dairy items sometimes have unnecessary added ingredients. You will need half of a stick or ½ cup.
Butter. Real butter is preferred.
Vanilla. I use real vanilla extract as imitation vanilla can add an odd aftertaste.
Baking Soda. Make sure your baking soda is fresh. I buy new after six months if I haven't used the box. Old baking soda will ruin a recipe.
Salt. Regular cooking salt is fine.
Rainbow Sprinkles. Honestly almost any sprinkles will work but the cookies shown were made with rainbow sprinkles, which are bright, colorful, and festive. These rainbow sprinkles are called jimmies because of their long rectangular shape.
Supplies You Need
- Mixer hand-held electric mixer or stand mixer
- Baking Sheets
- cookie scoop
- Parchment Paper
How to Make Confetti Cookies
First, preheat your oven to 350º so that it's ready when your cookies are ready to bake. If you do not preheat your oven your cookies may bake unevenly and it will be hard to predict when they are finished.
I love using parchment paper to make cookies because then I can use my cookie sheets over and over and they are super easy to clean up once I'm finished baking. So the next step is to line your baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
Like most cookie recipes, you will want to cream together the fats and sugar first and beat that with the mixer until everything is nice and fluffy.
Once you've creamed the sugar and fat, add the rest of the liquid ingredients and mix well.
Dry ingredients can be added all at once and mixed in with the hand mixer.
If you want nicely consistent cookies, use a cookie scoop to drop scoops of dough into a bowl containing your sprinkles of choice. Roll one side of the cookie all around in the sprinkles to get it evenly covered and press down a little bit.
Finally. space the cookies evenly apart on your baking sheet and bake them for ten to twelve minutes. We prefer soft and chewy cookies so I usually err on the side of removing the cookies early. If you prefer crunchy cookies bake for the full twelve minutes.
Can I use a different kind of sprinkle?
Yes! Many different kinds of sprinkles will work just fine for this recipe. Jimmies will yield the best results but other sprinkles will work too.
Can I use generic or low-fat cream cheese?
You are making a dessert, and low-fat cream cheese really will not work in this cookie recipe. All cookies need fat and the cream cheese provides roughly half the fat necessary for a perfect cookie in this recipe. Using low fat will mess the cookie up. Generic cream cheese sometimes has added fillers, so I personally stay away from those.
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- Mixer (handheld or stand mixer)
- Baking Sheets
- Parchment Paper
- 4 ounces cream cheese (half of a stick)
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup rainbow sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- Cream together cream cheese, butter, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add one egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until well combined.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop up dough and place into sprinkles. Roll one side in sprinkles and press down.
- Pick up and place sprinkle side up on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Space cookies about an inch apart on the sheet and place them in the oven.
- Bake 10-12 minutes.
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