Vanilla Bean Sprinkle Sugar Cookies, AKA funfetti sugar cookies! These vanilla sugar cookies are soft and chewy, and bake up puffy, and are very easy to make with a delicious vanilla bean flavour. They are filled with rainbow sprinkles for a fun and easy take on the classic sugar cookie. They require no resting time, so bake up quickly and keep well.
Hi! I hope you are doing well. Just popping in here to share a recipe for these vanilla bean sprinkle sugar cookies, also known as funfetti sugar cookies, although I didn’t grow up with funfetti so I’m not sure if I’m violating some sort of law by not using jimmies (I didn’t grow up with those either!). I must confess that I have a slight problem when it comes to the internet and sprinkles, in that I seem to purchase excessive amounts of them. I will go to buy one type, and suddenly when I get to the checkout my online cart is mysteriously full. It’s super weird, but it’s certainly not a bad problem to have.
The result of this sprinkle purchasing is that I have two bins of absolute happiness tucked away under my couch. I had been meaning to share a recipe for sprinkle cookies for a while, and somehow ended up shooting two yesterday, so the next one will be coming at you next week!
This is a wee spin on my favourite vanilla bean sugar cookie. It is super simple, comes together really fast and with no rest time, and the sprinkle version is insanely cute! I had to tweak a bit to account for the added volume from the sprinkles, but I basically just dumped a whole load of sprinkles into the dough and away we went! The dough is soft and lovely to work with and the cookies are soft and chewy, and filled with all the magic that comes from overloading anything with sprinkles. From some research I did I saw that you can use imitation vanilla extract in funfetti cookies if you like, but the sprinkle blend I used already had a strong vanilla taste, so I just doubled down and used a little vanilla bean paste in the dough. I think the final taste will depend a lot on the type of sprinkles that you use - if you use jimmies, then maybe increase the vanilla a little. I wouldn’t use nonpareils because they tend to lose their colour when they get wet (I dropped some then stood on them with wet feet and the soles of my feet still have rainbow spots), so either jimmies or a confetti sprinkle like these works great.
Happy weekend! x
A few wee tips:
When I initally tested these I did some this size and some a wee bit bigger. If you would like to make them bigger, do 3 Tbsp scoops instead of 2, and give them an extra 2 minutes in the oven.
I used these confetti sprinkles from layer cake shop. I just ordered the big bag and I want to put them in everything. They taste really good too (watch out, their website is very dangerous because you want to buy everything) but jimmies would work great too.
Another note on sprinkles - it seems as if jimmies in the mixture rather than confetti sprinkles bake up a little thinner than the confetti cookies - the confetti sprinkles are quite substantial so I think they help keep the cookie a little thicker. Feel free to increase the amount of flour to 330g for a slightly thicker cookie.
If you are in the market for some vanilla, the lovely Heilala vanilla have given me a discount code to use in their store (just make sure you select the applicable country to shop from, it works in all of them) - you can enter the code CLOUDY20 at checkout. I suggest getting the larger vanilla bean paste, it lasts forever and makes such a huge difference to your baking!