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funfetti sugar cookies

classic soft sugar cookies with sprinkles

recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction

baked in May 2017

yield: 15 cookies
prep time: 30 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
difficulty level: easy

image from Sally's Baking Addiction


  1. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the softened butter for about 1 minute on medium speed.
  2. Add the sugar on medium speed until fluffy and light in color.
  3. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides as needed. Set aside.
  4. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  5. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 different parts. The dough is quite thick and you may have to stir the rest by hand.
  6. Once combined, fold in 1/2 cup sprinkles.
  7. Scoop large sections of dough (about 2 Tablespoons of dough each) and roll into balls. Make sure the balls are taller, rather than wide.Add a few more sprinkles on top of each ball dough.
  8. Chill the balls of dough on the cookie sheet for at least 2 hours and up to 48 hours in the refrigerator.* This step will prevent spreading in the oven.

  9. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  10. Bake chilled cookie dough for 10 minutes. The cookies will appear undone and very soft.
  11. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for 3 minutes and move to wire rack to cool completely.