These confetti cookies are made from a funfetti sugar cookie recipe that turns out soft, chewy, easy-to-make sugar cookies. We consider them to be the best ever thanks to their ability to instantly transport us to the bakeries of our childhoods.
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- 25 M
- 3 H, 30 M
- Makes 18 to 24 cookies
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
Split the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the bowl. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat on medium until thoroughly combined.
Reduce the mixer speed to low, and slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. The dough will be sticky and thick and you may have to finish incorporating the mixture with a spatula. Fold in 1/4 cup sprinkles.
Put the remaining 1/2 cup sprinkles in a bowl. Scoop up 2 tablespoons dough and roll it into a ball. Dip the ball into the bowl of sprinkles to cover lightly and then place the ball on a plate. Repeat with the remaining dough and sprinkles and chill for at least 2 hours.
Adjust your oven racks to the center and upper third positions and preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Transfer the chilled dough balls—which will be hard as hockey pucks—to the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between them.
Bake until the cookies have spread and are just beginning to brown around the edges, but are mostly pale and soft, 8 to 16 minutes, depending on the precise heat of the oven and chill of the dough.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to wire racks to cool completely. The cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
Yes! I've found the confetti cookies recipe I'll be using to make sugar cookies for everyone this year. Depending on the color of the jimmies you use, these confetti cookies are suitable for every holiday you could imagine. They are beautiful and delicious. My son watched as I pulled them out of the oven and announced that they were "happy cookies!"
These made 21 one-ounce dough balls. Don't ignore the author's instructions to put the racks in the center and upper third of your oven. If you use the lower third, the bottom of the cookies will burn. Watch them carefully—8 minutes was the perfect amount of time in my oven.
This confetti cookies recipe was delicious. I had to take the cookies away from my boyfriend because he said that he would eat the whole batch. They tasted like a bakery cookie—one with depth of flavor and a delicate crumb. And they looked pretty to boot! The dough took roughly 20 minutes from start to fridge, and it was easy to work with.
I've never used a vanilla bean before but liked how it added a homey taste to this cookie. The batch made only 13 cookies and they had to bake for 12 minutes. Perhaps my 2 tablespoon scoop was larger than the recipe creators? All in all, I loved this cookie and will make it again and again! I made them for Halloween with Halloween colored sprinkles; I will make them again for other occasions. YUM!