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Funfetti Sandwich Cookies


Funfetti Cookies

I promise to give you an update on the Colorado Wildfires Bake Sale soon.  I am still waiting on payment from just a couple people.  As soon as I have that, I will draw for the raffle, and tally everything up.  Did you miss the sale, and still want to help.  Click over, and there are still ways to donate.  It was a major success though, I can not thank you enough for your support!!

I am excited to let you know that I am now contributing to Culinary.net.  They are an amazing website, with so many different recipes.  Once a month, you can find me over there with a yummy new recipe for you!  To celebrate I made something with sprinkles :)

Funfetti Cookies

I have seen plenty of funfetti cookies around, but most of them use a box cake mix. I am all for cutting corners to save time, but sometimes you just want to do the real thing. Finally, I found a recipe I liked and went for it. They were so easy! The hardest part for me was finding enough sprinkles. I went to the cupboard only to find my stash was in short supply. In the end I had to sort through some Halloween sprinkles to come up with enough. But it is all good, you can’t even tell that half of the sprinkles are green and orange!

Funfetti Cookies

These cookies are soft, chewy, and slightly sweet. In addition to vanilla, these have almond extract in them. The almond gives them such a great depth of flavor. The cookies themselves are not overly sweet, so the buttercream frosting works perfectly with them. I brought these to the teachers at my son’s school on one of the last days.  I was there volunteering for an hour, and when I was done the cookies had a serious dent in them!

Funfetti Cookies


Funfetti Sandwich Cookies
 
Serves: 2 doz sandwich cookies
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Made from scratch funfetti cookies sandwiched with buttercream frosting.
Ingredients
Cookies:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 2 tablespoons rainbow nonpareils
Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (about ½ the bag)
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles for decoration
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla, almond extract and the egg. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and cornstarch together. Add the baking soda and salt. With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour in the flour. Stir until combined. Using a spatula, mix in the sprinkles. If you over mix, the sprinkles will break and the color will bleed. Scoop small balls of dough onto a baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. They do not spread very much. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  4. While the cookies are cooling you can make the frosting. Cream everything together until you get the desired consistency. You might have to adjust the milk and powdered sugar slightly to make it spreadable.
  5. Once the cookies are completely cool, match up pairs of cookies. Spread about 1 tablespoon of frosting on one of the cookies. Place the other on top, and slightly press down. Roll the outside edge of the cookies in the additional sprinkles. Let the cookies sit for about an hour for the frosting to set up.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
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Comments

  1. Congratulations on your Culinary.net adventures! That’s so exciting. :) And I love these adorable celebratory cookies–anything Funfetti is so cheerful and sweet.

  2. Awesome, lots of confetti love going on today!

  3. These are so…ummm, would it be bad if I said fun?

    Love the colors! Love the cookies! YUM!

  4. YUM! These look awesome, Erin. I admit, I’m a huge fan of funfetti. It’s too cute to outgrow!

  5. My kiddos would LOVE these!!!!! And anything with frosting is like a siren song for me. Even when I eat cake…it’s all about the frosting :)

  6. I love that you are a culinary.net contributer now too! It’s s fun time. And so are these cookies! You know how I love funfetti.

  7. You really make fun and great stuff Erin! Congratulations on the outcome of your bake sale.

  8. These are so cute, Erin! What a fun treat and I’m so glad that the bake sale was a success!

  9. these look amazing!!! Congrats with the success of the bake sale.

  10. What Fun cookies!!
    Yum!!

  11. I’m so glad the bake sale when went!! Congratulations on working with Culinary.net! These funfetti cookies look darling!! My kids would love these. :)

  12. My gosh, these are so cute, colorful and FUN! All my little nieces and nephews would go absolutely berzerk over these!

  13. These look so good. I am all for making the real deal too.

  14. I just made homemade Mother’s Circus Animal Cookies, so I obviously am a big fan of sprinkles too. These are adorable!

  15. These cookies just make me happy. And congrats on the new gig.

  16. These are really cute. There’s something about funfetti . . . it just makes me think it’s time for a party.

  17. Very nice cookies! Yum!!

  18. These make me so very very happy. It’s so fun!! What an amazing job opportunity too!

  19. Yum, how fun! Your sprinkles look just perfect:-)
    Congratulations on the culinary.net:-)

  20. I love that these are the real deal! I’m always up for cookies and sprinkles, and I love your combination of the two :) Congrats on your new adventures!

  21. What a way to celebrate! These look awesome! I want some right away

  22. this is a party in a cookie!

  23. i have a confett/funfetti recipe coming up soon, they are so adorable. Who could refuse anything with these colorful sparkles?
    Congrats on working with culinary.net!

  24. Yummy funfetti cookies, Erin. I like that it does not include a boxed mix :) Congrats on the success of the benefit bake sale and on being a contributor at culinary.net!

  25. How fun are these?!?! I bet they are wonderful with almond in them!

  26. These funfetti cookie sandwiches look so much fun to make, eat and look at!

  27. I’m so happy to hear that the bake sale was a success! I have been so behind and I need to take a look at your previous posts to see what happened. Kids love these cookies. So fun and cute!

  28. Loving these funfetti cookies! I just wish I had one right now to eat. Congrats on your new writing adventure. Pinning now!!

  29. Funfetti makes this world a better place!

  30. Anything funfetti sign me up!! Love love love it!

  31. You had me at funfetti! I’ve been meaning to try this recipe for a while, it’s been getting rave reviews all around!

  32. I’m such a jerk for not seeing these sooner and commenting.
    Congratulations on contributing to culinary.net!! That’s exciting! And, these cookies, they look amazing! Reminds me that I need to re-make them!

    • Oh God, don’t worry about it!!! These cookies have made their way around the internet, you have a great recipe!

  33. I don’t think these could be any cuter.

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