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Funfetti Sandwich Cookies

Funfetti Sandwich Cookies – Made from scratch funfetti cookies sandwiched with buttercream frosting. Because sprinkles just make everything more fun!

If there is one thing that my family will all agree on it is sprinkles belong in everything! I am the die hard chocolate fan, and my husband is all about Sugar Cookies and anything that involves frosting.

So these funfetti sandwich cookies are one of his favorites, but don’t get me wrong, I will eat way more than I should if they are around!

Funfetti Sandwich Cookies - Made from scratch funfetti cookies sandwiched with buttercream frosting. Because sprinkles just make everything more fun!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Completely homemade cookies and frosting! Lots of funfetti cookies out there use a cake mix to get started. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE a good Cake Mix Cookie, but wanted something that was completely from scratch.
  • Homemade frosting included! You can use store bought if you are short on time, but trust me homemade frosting is super simple and a million times better.
  • Get festive with your sprinkles! I used generic colors here, but you could make these for Christmas, you favorite football team, a baby shower etc and use the color of sprinkles you like.

What You’ll Need

  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Extract
  • Egg
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Sprinkles
Funfetti Sandwich Cookies - Made from scratch funfetti cookies sandwiched with buttercream frosting. Because sprinkles just make everything more fun!

How To Make Funfetti Sandwich Cookies

Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card to get the measurements and full instructions!

  • In a large bowl or an electric stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in the vanilla, almond extract and the egg. Mix until well combined and the egg is fully incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, sift the flour and cornstarch together. Add the baking soda and salt. Then with the mixer on low speed, slowly pour in the flour. Stir until combined.
  • Using a spatula, mix in the sprinkles. Be careful not to over mix, or 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Funfetti Cookies

Storage

Funfetti cookies will last for 4-5 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature, no need to refrigerate them.

If you are going to make them ahead, I would wait to add the frosting until you are ready to serve them. The frosting will freeze fine, so if this isn’t an option, you can freeze fully assembled. I just think they taste a little better and have a little bit better texture when you don’t freeze them already assembled.

Funfetti Cookies

These funfetti sandwich 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.

What Can I Use Instead Of Almond Extract

I get this question a lot. You really can just leave it out if you don’t like it. But check the almond extract in your store, most don’t use actual almonds. Some use a chemical as the flavor and some use peach pits. So if allergies is the reason, just check the ingredients to see if there is one that works. McCormick’s imitation use a chemical called Benzaldehyde, so it should be safe even if you have almond allergies.

sandwich cookies stacked on a white plate

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Yield: 24

Funfetti Sandwich Cookies

funfetti sandwich cookies on a white plate

Funfetti Sandwich Cookies – Made from scratch funfetti cookies sandwiched with buttercream frosting. Because sprinkles just make everything more fun!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (about 1/2 the bag)
  • 1/2 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.
  4. Using a spatula, mix in the sprinkles. Be careful not to over mix, or the sprinkles will break and the color will bleed.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 293Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 39mgSodium 180mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 0gSugar 28gProtein 2g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Megan Haberman

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Do the fun fetti cookies keep over night?

Erin S

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Yep, they keep for a few days in an air tight container.

Ilona @ Ilona's Passion

Monday 7th of March 2016

These cookies are perfect for any party!

claire @ the realistic nutritionist

Thursday 19th of September 2013

I don't think these could be any cuter.

Julia

Thursday 23rd of August 2012

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!

Erin

Thursday 23rd of August 2012

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

Tracey

Wednesday 18th of July 2012

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

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