Funfetti cookies are great for just about any special occasion. Stick to the traditional rainbow cookies or change up the sprinkles to adapt them for any holiday or party theme.
I’m a sucker for rainbows. Whether it’s just for happiness and adding more color to the world or St. Patrick’s day I adore rainbows. I’ve joined up with my friends over at Creative Crafts to build a fun collection of rainbow crafts and recipes. These Rainbow cookies are delicious and so fun to make.
What We Love About Sprinkle Cookies
There are a lot of things we love about this sprinkle cookie recipe.
This rainbow cookie recipe is delicious! The buttery texture and sweet contrast from the chips make these a favorite for our tastebuds.
In addition to being really yummy, these are easy to change up. You can add in ingredients that sound good to you to customize the flavor. Or swap out the sprinkles change the rainbow sprinkle cookies into fun Christmas sprinkle cookies (or really any theme you want). There are so many awesome sprinkles nowadays, so you can totally justify buying them!
More Rainbow Crafts and Recipes You’ll Love
If you want more awesome rainbow projects here are some of my very favorites!
- Rainbow Fondue – this is one of my go to St. Patrick’s day desserts (along with Leprechaun munch) just because it’s so easy and a nice lighter treat after a big feast of my famous Crock Pot Corned Beef.
- Rainbow Dress – I have made many rainbow dresses for the nieces over the years and this simple design can easily be made in an hour from some colorful fabric and a tank top. Here’s another fun kid designed rainbow dress.
- More Rainbow Projects – I have some great collections of rainbow crafts, recipes, and party ideas. Have fun checking them all out here, here and here.
Make sure to scroll to the bottom to get the tutorials and recipes for all these fabulous rainbow recipes and crafts.
Rainbow Cookie Ingredients
- butter – unsalted and softened (or use salted butter and leave the salt out below)
- brown sugar
- granulated white sugar
- large egg
- vanilla extract
- all purpose flour
- baking powder
- funfetti white chocolate chips – can be swapped for white chocolate chips
- Colored sprinkles
Funfetti Chocolate Chips Substitutions
Funfetti white chocolate chips are such fun specialty chips but if you cannot find them you can definitely just swap them for white chocolate chips. You can even toss a tablespoon of sprinkles into the dough if you want want to add a little color.
If you want to change up the flavor feel free to swap the chips out for other flavors, traditional chocolate, peanut butter, or even cinnamon chips would be delicious. If you want nuts just add them in. I love adding pistachio to cookies. Really this is such a flexible recipe that you can swap and add just about any flavor you want.
Giant Cookies Recipe
This recipe is written to imitate the humongous cookies from Gideon Bakery. There’s something so fun about breaking a huge cookie in half. You don’t have to treat the whole cookie as one serving. We have fun cutting the cookie in slices and sharing.
If you prefer to have smaller single serving cookie that works too. Just form smaller balls when you make the actual cookie shapes. These will also cook faster so make sure to check them earlier than the full cook time for the giant sized rainbow cookies.
How to Make Rainbow Cookies
It is easy to make these simple funfetti cookies.
- Cream butter and sugar. Mix together the butter and both sugars until fluffy.
- Add wet ingredients. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Reserve the chocolate chips.
- Mix. Mix until just everything is combined. The dough will be very crumbly.
- Add in chips. Stir in the chocolate chips. If you want to use other flavors, chips or sprinkles now is when you would add them in.
- Prep the dough. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and form each portion into a ball. Just until it comes together. Press the sprinkles all over the top and sides of the cookies. For smaller cookies just portion the dough into more smaller balls.
- Chill dough. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Prepare oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees while the dough chills.
- Bake. Bake the cookies for 18 minutes. If making smaller cookies start checking the dough at around the 8 minute mark.
- Cool. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
One of my favorite things about cookies is that you can freeze them for later. Feel free to freeze baked cookies or the dough balls to use later. This is a great way for making a variety of cookies for Christmas cookie exchanges.
More Awesome Rainbow Projects
Rainbow Sprinkle Glue Gun Seals from Laura at Me and My INKlings
Easy Felt Rainbow Bookmark from Beth at Creatively Beth
Rainbow Plaid Friendship Bracelets from Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama
Free Printable Rainbow Wall Art from Laura at Laura’s Crafty Life
Rainbow Scrap Painting from Smitha at Smiling Colors
Two Ways to Make Mini Macrame Rainbows from Shani at Sunshine and Munchkins
DIY Rainbow Mobile for Baby’s Nursery from Justine at Little Dove
Printable Rainbow Bookmarks from Erica at 5 Little Monsters
Happy Go Lucky Door Hanger from Katie at the Crafty Blog Stalker
Rainbow Resin Organizer from Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama
Free Printable Rainbow Quote to Color from Beth at Creatively Beth
Easy Rainbow Cupcakes from Laura at Me and My INKlings
Rainbow Maze Free Printable from Liz at Liz on Call
Sew a Rainbow Dinosaur Stuffie from Debra at Debra Quartermain Design
Color the World Printable Tag from Blanca at Creativities Galore
Rainbow Wall Hanging from Ginger at Ginger Snap Crafts
Funfetti Cookies Recipe from Marissa at Rae Gun Ramblings
How to Make More Colors with Midliner Pens from Jenny at Jenny’s Crayon Collection
Funfetti Cookies Recipe
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ cups funfetti white chocolate chips
- Colored sprinkles
- Cream together the butter and both sugars until fluffy.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Mix until just everything is combined.
- The dough will be very crumbly.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and form each portion into a ball. Just until it comes together.
- Press the sprinkles all over the top and sides of the cookies.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees while the dough chills.
- Bake the cookies for 18 minutes.
- Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
So easy right!?
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