Confetti Sugar Cookies

These homemade sugar cookies stay soft and chewy and there is no rolling needed!Thick and chewy sugar cookies loaded with sprinkles!

You guys know how raw cookie dough is the absolute best part of a cookie? Say yes, nod along, and no one gets hurt.

Well. These cookies, even after they are baked in the oh-ven, taste just like the raw dough.

Thick and chewy sugar cookies loaded with sprinkles!

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of angels singing.

If you’re all like, well, doesn’t all cookie dough taste the same as a baked cookie? Um, no, you’re wrong and now we can’t be friends. I’ll miss you and all, but go. Just go.

Also, I can’t stop calling my oh-ven the oh-ven because I heard someone pronounce my blog as “Buns In My Oh-ven” and it’s just stuck with me. #sorrynotsorry

So, back to the cookies! These are a simple sugar cookie, but instead of rolling them out all tedious and work-y like, we just use a cookie scoop to drop them on a pan. It makes for a super soft, thick cookie. Also, these don’t need any time to chill in the fridge, which means cookies right NOW. No waiting.

Thick and chewy sugar cookies loaded with sprinkles!

These are loaded with sprinkles because the other day my daughter mentioned that her favorite flavor is sprinkles and I like her and her adorable dimple so I made her cookies that were her favorite flavor. <— aaaaand, breathe. Longest sentence ever.

Speaking of dimples, did you know that my kids have a matching set? My daughter has one perfect dimple on her right cheek and my son has one perfect dimple on his left cheek. I just really like those two humans.

Thick and chewy sugar cookies loaded with sprinkles!

Anyway, as I was saying, cookies! These are baked with alllllll butter, because I like butter. Sometimes shortening is a good thing, but it’s not needed here. Bring on the butter. Bake these just until the edges are turning color and the tops still look a wee little bit underdone. They’ll finish baking on the hot cookie sheet and turn out perfectly.

Now, head to the kitchen, pre-heat that oh-ven, and get to making cookies! Because I’m the boss and I said so.

Thick and chewy sugar cookies loaded with sprinkles!

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Confetti Sugar Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Total Time: 21 minutes


1 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sprinkles


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes with a stand mixer. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until very well combined.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined and the dough comes together.
Use a cookie scoop to drop balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet, about 1-inch apart. Bake for 11 minutes or until edges are turning golden and tops are just slightly underdone looking.
Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe adapted from

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31 Responses to “Confetti Sugar Cookies”

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness August 25, 2014 @ 5:18 am (#

    1. Confetti ANYTHING is my life.
    2. I have been known to eat Pillsbury rolls of cookie dough….without baking.
    3. Since they don’t require chilling, I can go eat them ALL right now.
    I hate you and love you for that ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pinned!


    • Karly replied: — August 25th, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

      @Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness,

      I used to regularly buy the rolls of dough just for eating. The little break and bake ones are good for that too. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. Melanie @ Carmel Moments August 25, 2014 @ 7:31 am (#

    Bet my kids would love these for the first day after school treat! Fun stuff.
    Have an awesome Monday Karly!


  3. Emily August 25, 2014 @ 7:45 am (#

    Add the sprinkles always makes a cookie taste better!


  4. Michelle @My California Kitchen August 25, 2014 @ 11:49 am (#

    Yes! I can’t wait to try these; I live for raw cookie dough!


  5. Kelly @ Trial and Eater August 25, 2014 @ 12:26 pm (#

    Baked cookies that still taste like cookie dough?! I think you’re my hero.


  6. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life August 25, 2014 @ 1:11 pm (#

    Baked sprinkle cookies that taste like cookie dough…I definitely need these cute cookies in my life!!!


  7. marcie August 25, 2014 @ 1:55 pm (#

    These are some of the prettiest cookies to come out of an oh-ven! :) Pinning.


  8. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction August 25, 2014 @ 1:59 pm (#

    Cookies with loads of sprinkles are the best!


  9. Tanya Schroeder August 25, 2014 @ 2:18 pm (#

    You donโ€™t have to tell me twice to turn on my Oh-ven! I need me some sugar cookies!! These really are heavenly.


  10. Cathy Perez August 25, 2014 @ 4:42 pm (#

    Sugar cookies are one of my favorites, with sprinkles puts them over the top for me! Pinned!


  11. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts August 25, 2014 @ 5:27 pm (#

    ok, well. these look perfect, so I’d really like a cookie now.


  12. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes August 25, 2014 @ 6:32 pm (#

    Her favorite flavor is sprinkles –she is adorable!

    These look wonderful!


  13. Ordinary Blogger August 25, 2014 @ 6:56 pm (#

    My son and I have matching dimples!! Great post, lovely pix! Thanks for sharing.


  14. Carol at Wild Goose Tea August 25, 2014 @ 7:46 pm (#

    There is something about rolling out cookie dough and me that do not go hand in hand. I will avoid the recipe. So hence my kids never got home made Xmas bells and stars. So I was more than pleasantly surprised to find this a DROP cookie. YES !!!!! Thank you!!!!!


  15. Thalia @ butter and brioche August 27, 2014 @ 4:29 am (#

    these cookies look delicious! loving all the confetti/sprinkles going on.. craving a bite of one right now!


  16. Joanne August 29, 2014 @ 8:40 pm (#

    This might make you not want to be BFFs anymore, but I actually like cookie dough more than actual COOKIES. Which means I would like these cookies more than all other cookies. For real.


    • Karly replied: — August 29th, 2014 @ 10:51 pm


      Girl, that just makes me love you more.


  17. Kid September 18, 2014 @ 3:19 pm (#

    Thought of those for my niece’s party, added strawberry jam in the middle of the cookie and everyone went crazy over them ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’d suggest less sugar if given to kids, the parents weren’t happy with the after math XD


    • Karly replied: — September 21st, 2014 @ 3:26 pm


      Oh, I bet the jam was a nice touch!


      • Kid replied: — September 24th, 2014 @ 12:18 pm


        my Niece was LOVED them! more so when I told her they were named after her. they are now her favorite XD

        one thing though, I noticed that when I bake without jam they are nice and thick, with jam however they tend to spread out quite a bit. I figured it was because this is an all white sugar recipe, would you recommend something to make it not so… HUGE! and spread out?


  18. Ellen December 7, 2014 @ 11:56 am (#

    Hello! Came across your site, and love it! I tried the Confetti cookies today, and YIKES, Don’t even look close to yours. Pretty dry and even warm out of the oven, they were never soft and chewy,mostly dry. Any suggestions? What in the world did I do wrong? Such an easy basic recipe. The taste is fine. Thank you.


    • Karly replied: — December 8th, 2014 @ 10:27 am

      Hi Ellen! I’m not sure what the problem would be…did you maybe overbake them or not measure correctly? Mine have always come out soft and chewy, not dry at all. Sorry you had problems!


  19. Brandy December 11, 2014 @ 9:28 am (#

    Your cookies are beautiful! I am not a great baker so I like to follow directions EXACTLY which sometimes includes the brands of certain ingredients. Do you mind sharing what type/brand sprinkles you used? Jimmies, sugar sprinkles, etc. ? I have used and loved the Wilton Batter Bits, but those have been discontinued so now I don’t know what type of sprinkles to use that won’t melt together or change the color of my batter.


    • Karly replied: — December 11th, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

      I used jimmies in these, as they don’t bleed colors too much. I just use the cheapo grocery store brand. :)


  20. Maria June 18, 2015 @ 10:52 am (#

    have you ever put these in the freezer? Do they freeze well? I’m trying to make them in advance for a wedding. Thanks!


    • Karly replied: — June 19th, 2015 @ 2:53 pm

      I have not, but I imagine they’d freeze just fine.



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