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funfetti sugar cookies

Chewy Funfetti Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Elizabeth Buuck
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 22 min + 30 min chill
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x


Soft and chewy funfetti sugar cookies packed with crunchy rainbow sprinkles.


  • 1 C (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 C Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/4 C Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 C Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1 Lg Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 C Rainbow Sprinkles, divided


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the melted butter and sugars until combined.
  • Add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla paste. Mix to combine.
  • Add in the dry ingredients 1/2 at a time. Stop the mixer just before it’s fully incorporated, when there are a few streaks of flour remaining. 
  • Add in 3/4 C of the rainbow sprinkles and fold in with a rubber spatula.
  • Use a 2 oz cookie scoop to scoop out the dough into your hands and roll into balls. Dunk each dough ball into the remaining rainbow sprinkles and put on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Put the scooped cookie dough into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, place cookie sheet on counter and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bake the cookies (8 per cookie sheet) for 11-12 minutes.
  • Right when you take the cookies out of the oven, bang the cookie sheet on the counter 1-2 times to help them spread and flatten. Let cool on the hot cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.


  • I tested this recipe with all AP flour, 1/2 AP & 1/2 cake flour, and 1/2 AP & 1/2 bread flour. I preferred the texture with the bread flour, so that’s how I wrote the recipe. But they turn out great all three ways. They will be more puffy and cakey using cake flour.
  • You can sub pure vanilla extract for the vanilla paste if you want.
  • Dark brown sugar helps with the chewy factor in these cookies, you can use light brown sugar if that’s all you have! Light brown sugar +1 tsp of molasses would be the best substitution!

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