Funfetti Cutout Sugar Cookies

Funfetti Cutout Sugar Cookies are a fun way to add pops of color to your dessert table. These soft cookies are studded with colorful sprinkles and can be made into any shape you like. They are wonderful for birthdays, other special occasions, or just because you need a fun treat to bring a smile to your face!

We love making cutout cookies around here any chance we get. There is something so fun and whimsical about cookies cut out into fun shapes for holidays! They’re a great way to have some fun in the kitchen and always seem to bring a smile to people’s faces.

While a basic sugar cookie is always a delicious treat and fun to decorate, I love a good twist on a classic. My Tequila and Lime Sugar Cookies and Chocolate Sugar Cookies are two examples of delicious twists on a classic cut-out sugar cookie. Today, I am so excited to share another favorite- Funfetti Cutout Sugar Cookies!

4 Funfetti Cutout Sugar Cookies in circle shapes stacked together in a pile and set on a grey marble counter in front of a plate of funfetti cookies and a coral linen napkin.

These sprinkle roll-out cookies can easily be decorated with royal icing but I particularly love them because they really don’t need any icing at all! They are fun and colorful all on their own. Just roll, cut out shapes, and bake. Easy peasy.

I recently made these funfetti sugar cookies for Easter but they’re perfect for birthdays, Christmas, or any other occasion you can think of. You can even swap out seasonal sprinkles to make these for Halloween or other holidays.

If you love funfetti treats, be sure to also check out my Funfetti Cupcakes recipe!

Funfetti Cutout Sugar Cookies in heart, circle, star, and flower shapes set on a scalloped white platter.

Why we love these Funfetti Cutout Sugar Cookies:

  • These sprinkle-studded cookies are a fun and colorful treat!

  • The cookies are easy to make and do not need to be decorated to look cute (though you can certainly decorate them if you want).

  • They are a hit with kids and adults alike.

  • You can easily customize these by using any cookie cutter shape you like or even swapping in seasonal sprinkles.

  • They’re delicious!
Flower shaped funfetti cutout cookies set on a parchment lined metal cooling rack surrounded by sprinkles.

Ingredients in Funfetti Cutout Sugar Cookies

  • Butter: softened, unsalted butter.

  • Sugar: granulated white sugar.

  • Egg

  • Vanilla extract: adds flavor to the cookies. The base of this recipe is a vanilla sugar cookie. You can easily customize the flavor by swapping in another extract like lemon extract of almond extract for half of the vanilla extract, for example.

  • Salt: a little salt to enhance the flavor of the cookies.

  • Flour: all purpose flour.

  • Rainbow sprinkles

**Note: Ingredient quantities and full instructions are in the recipe card at the end of this post.**

How to make Funfetti Sugar Cookies

1. Cream together the butter and sugar. In your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until it is nice and fluffy.

2. Add the wet ingredients. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and salt and mix to combine.

3. Mix in the flour. With your mixer on the lowest setting, slowly begin to add the flour until it is well blended.

4. Add the sprinkles. Add the sprinkles and mix only until the sprinkles are incorporated into the dough.

A photo collage showing 4 steps for making cutout sugar cookie dough with sprinkles.

5. Form the dough into disks. Turn out the dough onto a clean work surface and form it into a ball. Divide the ball into 2 equal pieces and then form each piece into a disk.

6. Roll out the dough. Working with one disk at a time, place in between two pieces of parchment paper and using a rolling pin, roll out until it is 1/4 inch thick.

7. Cut out the cookies. Place the rolled out disks into the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes (the dough will be easier cut using cookie cutters if it is cold). Preheat oven to 325F. Remove dough from fridge and form into shapes using your cookie cutter. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

A photo collage showing 4 steps for rolling and cutting out funfetti cutout sugar cookie dough.

8. Bake. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Keep your eye on them to ensure they do not overcook. As soon as they begin to look “dry” on top and you see the edges turning slightly golden, remove them. Place cookies on a cooling rack and let cool completely.

A before and after photo collage showing Funfetti Cutout Cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet before and after baking.
Closeup of a star shaped sprinkle cutout cookie set on a scalloped white platter with heart shaped and flower shaped sprinkle cookies.

Decorating the cutout cookies

While these cookies are great as they are, you can also decorate them if you wish to. Options for decorating include:

  • Royal icing. This is the most common way to decorate cutout sugar cookies. You can pipe and fill the entire cookie or just drizzle the icing on instead.

    My recipe for a small portion of royal icing (for drizzling) is as follows: In the bowl of your stand mixer, add 1 tablespoon of meringue powder and 3 tablespoons water and whisk by hand for 3 minutes until it is frothy. Attach to your stand mixer base with the whisk attachment and whisk on medium speed, slowly adding 1 1/3 cups icing sugar. Continue to whisk for about 5 minutes until the royal icing can hold a stiff peak. Depending on the consistency you want, you can stir in a little water to thin out the royal icing as needed. You can also mix in gel food coloring to tint the icing. Then apply the icing onto cookies and let them dry. I like to do a simple drizzle of royal icing on them like I did for my Tequila and Lime Sugar Cookies.

    If you are piping the cookies and will be using a lot of royal icing to cover the whole cookie, I would double or even triple the recipe above.

  • Dip them in chocolate. This is a simple way to decorate the cookies! You can dip one whole side of the cookie if you want or just a portion of the cookie. This is what I did with my Chocolate Sugar Cookies. As an added option, once you dip the cookies in chocolate, you can add some more sprinkles for added decoration.

Storing Cookies

Once cooled, the baked cookies can be transferred to an airtight container and stored at room temperature. I’ve kept mine stored this way for a week and they still taste fresh. For longer storage, see the freezing instructions below.

Closeup of flower shaped funfetti cutout cookies set on a parchment lined metal cooling rack.

Freezing Cookies

To freeze baked cookies, allow them to cool and then transfer them to a freezer safe container or to a freezer bag. You can freeze them for 3 months. When you want to have a cookie, simply thaw and enjoy.

Closeup of circle shaped funfetti cutout cookies set on a parchment lined metal cooling rack.

I hope you enjoy this simple funfetti cutout sugar cookie recipe!

Happy Baking!

-Cathy

You may also like these other cutout cookie recipes:

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Tequila and Lime Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Dipped Toffee Shortbread Cookies
Pecan Cookie Recipe
Gingerbread Cookies

4 Funfetti Cutout Sugar Cookies in circle shapes stacked together in a pile and set on a grey marble counter in front of a plate of funfetti cookies and a coral linen napkin.

Funfetti Cutout Sugar Cookies

Catherine
Funfetti Cutout Sugar Cookies are a fun way to add pops of color to your dessert table. These soft cookies are studded with colorful sprinkles and can be made into any shape you like. They are wonderful for birthdays, other special occasions, or just because you need a fun treat to bring a smile to your face!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 larger cookies
Calories 142 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • In your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until it is nice and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, vanilla extract, and salt and mix to combine.
  • With your mixer on the lowest setting, slowly begin to add the flour until it is well blended.
  • Add the sprinkles and mix only until the sprinkles are incorporated into the dough.
  • Turn out the dough onto a clean work surface and form it into a ball. Divide the ball into 2 equal pieces and then form each piece into a disk.
  • Working with one disk at a time, place in between two pieces of parchment paper and using a rolling pin, roll out until it is 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place the rolled out disks into the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes (the dough will be easier cut using cookie cutters if it is cold).
  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Remove dough from fridge and form into shapes using your cookie cutter. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. [Note: Dough scraps can be rerolled to make more cookies.]
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. Keep your eye on them to ensure they do not overcook. As soon as they begin to look "dry" on top and you see the edges turning slightly golden, remove them.
  • Place cookies on a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Note: Metric ingredient measurements are provided as a courtesy using a third-party calculator and are rounded to the nearest unit. The recipes provided on this site have not been tested with metric measurements and their accuracy cannot be verified.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 20mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 205IUCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

The nutritional information provided is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Accurate nutritional facts will vary based on the particular brands used, portion sizes, measurement accuracy and more.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Wow, this recipe looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it out this weekend. Thanks for sharing 🤗!

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