Funfetti Cookies


Chewy and absolutely jam-packed with rainbow sprinkles, these funfetti cookies will add a festive touch to almost any occasion. Place a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies to make the world’s most colorful ice cream sandwich. Slideshow: More Cookie Recipes 

Funfetti Cookies
Photo: © Abby Hocking
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
30 cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup rainbow sprinkles


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, salt and cornstarch. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, cream the butter with the sugar at medium high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add the egg, lemon zest and vanilla and beat at medium speed until fully combined, scraping down the bowl as needed. At low speed, add the dry ingredients and beat until incorporated. Beat in the sprinkles until evenly distributed.

  2. Using a 1-ounce ice cream scoop or 2 tablespoons, scoop 1-inch balls of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 325°. Arrange 12 balls of dough about 2 inches apart on each of two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Using the flat bottom of a glass, flatten the balls to form cookies that are 2 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick.

  4. Bake the cookies for 16 to 18 minutes, until light golden brown; shift the pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Make Ahead

The baked cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week or wrapped in plastic and foil and frozen for up to 1 month.

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