Sunday, June 10, 2012

Funfetti Cookies-- put some sprinkles in your life!

When my son was a little boy, I remember baking Funfetti Cupcakes for his classroom, because that was the cake mix he always chose.  (That was, back in the day, when I used to buy cake mixes.)  My favorite cake is white, as is my son's.


The colored sprinkles are festive, and I think that most kids love Funfetti anything for that very reason.

I first spotted this recipe on "Two Peas and Their Pod", that led me to "Tasty Kitchen", that led me to "Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body" -- which is where this recipe originated. 

If I had to pick my favorite cookie, it would sugar cookies.  When I read that this cookie recipe uses both vanilla and almond extract-- and I happened to have a collection of colored sprinkles on hand, I decided to make them for me surprise my boys with cookies for their lunches.

These were super easy to make-- in fact, the batter was ready in less than 10 minutes.

Despite all the warnings about eating raw cookie dough, and raw eggs-- I have survived my addiction fondness of cookie dough.  This cookie dough rocks!  OMG!  The dough tastes just like Funfetti cake batter!
 
For the first batch, I used an ice cream scoop to measure the cookie dough; that yielded 8 cookies.

The cookies were huge!  We're talking the size of my hand, huge.

For the second batch, I used a smaller scoop and it yielded 12 cookies.

 I followed the recipes directions to bake them just until they turned golden brown.

They come out of the oven puffy, but quickly cool nice and flat-- and perfectly round.

 I set aside the larger cookies, and I taste tested a smaller one.

..and I smiled, and moaned, and devoured the rest of the cookie with glee. This cookie brought out the child in me, with the colors and the flavor of white cake!

TASTING NOTES:  There is a perfect balance of vanilla and almond.  The flavors remind me of white cake. The edges of the cookies have a light crispness, and the inside of the cookie is chewy.  This cookie has moved up on my list of favorite sugar cookies.  My husband and son gobbled these up very quickly.  

The large cookies became ice cream sandwiches, filled with a Buttermint Ice Cream that I made.  I think traditional vanilla ice cream would do just fine.   These cookies are so good, served warm.  The next day, I figured out that 20 seconds in the microwave worked really well.  

You want these cookies in your life.  My husband says that people, at his job, would pay good money for these.  Hmmmm....

A printable recipe is at the end of this post.  If you can view the recipe card, then click here to be directed to Key Ingredient.

The winner of my Jeni's Ice Cream Recipe Book Giveaway is #15 (chosen by Random.org)...Joanne Bruno of "Eats Well With Others"!  Congratulations, Joanne.  Thanks for being such a loyal follower, and I hope you enjoy using Jeni's ice cream recipe!  Email me at foodiewife@gmail.com with your mailing address, so I can get this shipped off to you.







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19 comments:

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

No wonder adults as well as kids love these cookies - they are adorable.
Sam

bellini said...

Congratulations Joanne. These cookies are adorable Debbie.

Joan said...

Yum! The cookies look so good and like the ice cream sandwiches.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Cookies look yummy. Would you believe I've never had Funfetti cake? I think I'll have the cookies instead - no offense to the cake mix folks meant. I'll take the ice cream in between as well.

Joanne said...

I've been craving these since Julia posted them in a serious way! Such a great and cute idea for a cookie. Sprinkles make everything better! Thanks so much for the prize!!! I'm so excited.

Nellie said...

Wonderful recipe! Thanks so much!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Must. Make. These!!! I heart all things funfetti. :)

Susy said...

Love the recipe, and the colors!

Salsa Verde said...

Absolutely divine and the kids will love them more than anyone else :)))!!
Cheers and wishing you a fantastic day,
Lia.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

my girls would LOVE these - so much fun!
Mary x

Deb said...

Oh what great cookies! We all need a little summer magic in our lives. The sprinkles make me smile, a scrumptious post!

Monica h said...

These are so fun! I saw these on Maria's blog last week too. I love chewy sugar cookies and your description on them has convinced me to make these. Thanks Deb!

Marcellina said...

These cookies look so good! I love cookies warm from the oven but I've never thought to warm them in the microwave the next day! Ooops, this could be dangerous!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

What fun! Who wouldn't love those festive cookies? Your photos are so wonderful, Debby. They make me want to try every recipe you post. I think my grandkids would love a little box of these treats.

Karen said...

I'm going to visit my granddaughters this summer for 5 weeks... I think this would be the perfect cookie to make with them while I'm there. Congrats to Joanne!

Kate said...

Well, if you can't find anybody to eat the huge cookies, my hand is available! Can't say how long it will last in my hand but...available, just the same.

Maureen, Milwaukee said...

I have a little problem - I've never seen the point of sprinkles and never liked the texture. But your description of the cookie made me print it off right away, and I'm saving it for the grand children's visit in August. Thanks for sharing it--

Debby Foodiewife said...

I am confident that the cookie dough is so delicious, that sprinkles are just extra. I'm planning on making these and using some sprinkling sugar. I do love the crunchy texture.

Reeni said...

I definitely want these in my life! There's something about sprinkles that I can't resist. These are so pretty! And those ice cream sandwiches - I wish I had one!