I have a great cookie recipe for you today that is full of vanilla flavor, and if you toss in some sprinkles, you have some adorably sweet confetti cookies. Of funfetti cookies. Or sprinkle cookies. Call them whatever you like, I’ll call them fun and delicious!
I wanted to make some cookies for my daughter to take to her dance studio, but a standard chocolate chip cookie seemed a bit bland for a group of dancers. Given that I have a giant five pound bag of sprinkles sitting around, I figured I would put them to use in these cookies, and I love the result. Such fun colors. I adore this sprinkle mix!
I love adding sprinkles to almost anything. I’ve even rounded up a whole collection of fun recipes full of sprinkles!
But these cookies have more than just sprinkles for a fun pop of color, I still had a bag of Nestle’s Springtime Morsels, so I decided to pull out the pink morsels and combine them with white chocolate chips, to match the sprinkles. So much fun!
Don’t worry, if you can’t find the Sprintime Morsels, just go with white chocolate chips. I’m a big fan of using what you have and what works for you. While I love the confetti quins sprinkle mix in these, you can really use any fun mix of sprinkles. You could even pick colors of your favorite sports team, school, party theme – you name it! There are so many cool sprinkles out there – just look at some of the fun quins and jimmies I found on a quick Amazon search.
Think of all of the fun cookie possibilities!
So for these cookies, the cookie recipe is pretty straight forward but with two kicks of vanilla, one from vanilla bean paste, which I’m kind of addicted to using in everything lately (you can also just use vanilla extract, but I love the paste, I found mine locally at Home Goods for about half the regular price!) and a box of instant vanilla pudding mix. I’m sure I’m not the only one who grew up watching their mom always add a box of pudding mix to her cookie recipes. Pudding mix adds extra flavor to your cookies and makes them nice and moist.
I think this color combo was pretty perfect for a bunch of tween/teenage girls.
Ready for the recipe? Here you go!
(FYI, having some issues with my recipe plugin, a printable version of this will be available in about a week)
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 (3.4 ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix (dry, do not actually make the pudding )
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup sprinkles
OPTIONAL – coarse sugar for a small sprinkle on top of cookie dough just prior to baking
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add in the instant pudding mix and beat until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla, mix until just combined. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and baking powder. Blend flour mixture into the wet ingredients, and mix until just combined. Add in white chocolate chips and sprinkles.
Place dough in fridge for at least one hour (I cover my bowl with plastic wrap).
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degree F. Drop cookies using a cookie scoop or tablespoon onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just starting to lightly brown around the edges. Let cookies remain on the pan for about 10 minutes after baking, then transfer to a wire rack.
Makes approximately 36 cookies. Store covered. Enjoy!
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