Funfetti Sugar Cookies:
Easy Cake Mix Cookie Recipe
Funfetti Sugar Cookies are a variation of the classic Christmas
sugar cookie recipe, which you can adapt using different colors of sprinkles
and nonpareils to suit the occasion – such as Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s
Day, Cinco de Mayo, the Fourth of July, Halloween, or another themed event.
They add a colorful touch to any cookie tray. Best of all, these cookies are
easy to make. They look like you spent a lot more time on them than you actually
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 7-9 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
1 (18 ounce) sugar cookie mix (like Betty Crocker's Sugar Cookie Mix)
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
¼ cup colored nonpareils (about 2 ounces)
3 tablespoons rainbow baking sprinkles plus additional to
decorate cookie surfaces
- Preheat oven to 375º F.
- Place sugar cookie mix, butter, and eggs in a medium mixing
bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, combine the ingredients, scraping
the bowl regularly. Mix until dough is well blended and the dry ingredients
have been absorbed.
- Add nonpareils and baking sprinkles. Mix until they are just
incorporated into the dough.
- Form the dough into round, scant 1-inch balls in a
consistent size, using a tiny scoop, small kitchen teaspoon, or a measuring
teaspoon.. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets 2 inches apart. Coat the
bottom of a drinking glass with vegetable spray. Use the bottom of the glass to
press down the balls into round cookies. Add additional rainbow sprinkles to
the surface of each cookie and press them lightly.
- Bake cookies for 7-9 minutes until cookies are set or edges
are light golden brown. Do not over bake.
- Remove cookie sheets from the oven. Allow cookies to sit for
1 minute before using a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack. Cool
- Store cookies in an airtight container using waxed paper or
parchment paper to separate layers.
Special Baking Tips
from The Elf
- You can use your favorite sugar cookie recipe or any sugar
cookie mix to prepare cookie dough to make Funfetti Sugar Cookies. Follow
recipe instructions. If the recipe volume is greater or lesser than specified
in this recipe, adjust nonpareil and rainbow sprinkles amounts accordingly. For
example, when you use a 22-ounce sugar cookie mix, add 25% more of the added
ingredients (an extra tablespoon of nonpareils and an extra 2 teaspoons of
- Funfetti Sugar Cookies are an ideal holiday cookie recipe –
you can adapt them to fit any event or celebration. Simply choose nonpareils
and sprinkle colors to match the theme of the event or holiday.
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