Funfetti Sugar Cookies
Guys! It's been so long since I have written a blog post! Anything posted in the last 3 weeks was written before we left for Germany. Honestly, the break was nice. Especially last week, when I took a legitimate break and didn't post anything. But the timing couldn't have been better because work was crazy and I had so many extracurricular activities. I would have had a break down if I had made myself post anything.
But now I am back and so excited to share this funfetti sugar cookie recipe with you!
This past weekend I spent pretty much every free minute in the kitchen making cookies for a friend who's company is turning 1! Very exciting, right? Her company, SkillPop, hosts pop-up classes for adults on any number of subjects from personal finances to water coloring. I am actually teaching a cookie decorating SkillPop class this week!
But instead of just making any old sugar cookie, I decided to make funfetti sugar cookies. Because to me, a it isn't a birthday without funfetti!
The recipe is essentially my sugar cookie recipe with sprinkles added. I also added lemon zest to the dough and lemon juice to the icing to really make the flavor pop.
While I did end up covering these cookies with icing, they little bits of sprinkles still made an appearance. They are like a little fun surprise when you bite into the cookie.
Funfetti Sugar Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes 12-18 cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 330 degrees.
- Place the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer. With the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until soft and fluffy, about 1 minute.
- Mix in the egg, vanilla, and lemon zest until just combined.
- Mix in the flour 1 cup at a time until all flour is combined. Fold in sprinkles.
- Turn dough out on to a sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap up and place in the fridge until ready to use. (Dough can be rolled out right away if your in a pinch.)
- Place a piece of parchment paper down on the counter top. Roll dough out on the parchment paper, using minimal flour to keep the rolling pin from sticking.
- Cut dough out to the desired shapes. Bake for 10-15 minutes until just barely brown around the edge.