Funfetti Cookie Dough Recipe – Make Edible Funfetti Cookie Dough at Home!

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What could be a better way to enjoy a flavorful and colorful snack than to whip up a batch of Funfetti cookie dough? In this post, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Funfetti cookie dough recipes, including dough you can bake! So, if you’re interested, be sure to stick around. I’ve got the best edible Funfetti cookie dough recipes to satisfy your cravings.

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Funfetti Cookie Dough Recipe – Make Edible Funfetti Cookie Dough At Home!

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Funfetti Cookie Dough Recipe

I’ve got the best edible Funfetti cookie dough recipe to satisfy your cravings.

  • Author: Anna

Ingredients

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  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ sticks room temperature salted butter (or vegan butter)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon milk (dairy free milk also works)
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. To make this recipe, begin by heat-treating your flour. To do this, simply spread your flour evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake the flour for 10 minutes, being careful not to burn. Alternatively, you can heat the flour in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds, and then at 15-second intervals, until the flour reaches 160°F.
  2. Take your heat-treated flour and set it aside.
  3. Take your butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla and combine them using a silicone spatula or wooden spoon. Continue to stir the mixture until it becomes creamy and fluffy.
  4. Sift your flour into the creamed sugar mixture and stir well.
  5. Add in your sprinkles and stir gently.
  6. Take an ice cream scoop or tablespoon and form round bite-sized balls using your hands.
  7. Place the cookie dough bites on a lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 15-20 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Add in a bit of cream of tartar to baked Funfetti dough to give it a softer texture
  2. Watch baked cookie dough closely and remove once edges begin to brown in the oven
  3. Chill Funfetti edible cookie dough in the fridge if desired, but it isn’t necessary if you’d rather enjoy them at room temperature.
  4. Never eat raw cookie dough that isn’t made to be edible. Doing so poses a risk to your health due to the bacteria often found in raw eggs and flour.

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If you don’t already know, Funfetti cookie dough is cookie dough that steals its name from Pillsbury Funfetti cake. Essentially, “Funfetti ” is simply a vanilla dessert that is dressed up with rainbow “Funfetti” sprinkles to present itself as a deliciously vanilla rendition of dessert and is often associated with birthdays.

To get started, you’ll first need flour, sugar, vanilla, eggs, and colored sprinkles. The rest of the ingredients, such as eggs, milk, and other ingredients will vary from recipe to recipe. For example, an edible cookie dough recipe usually doesn’t contain eggs, as you’ll soon see. However, a Funfetti edible cookie dough recipe that is meant to be baked likely won’t be egg free since it will be cooked.

In most cases, you’ll find that Funfetti recipes only require basic ingredients that you likely already have on hand. So, with that said, let’s jump into the nitty gritty about how to make them.

Ready to learn how to make easy and fun edible Funfetti cookie dough from home? Check out the following details!

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ sticks room temperature salted butter (or vegan butter)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon milk (dairy free milk works here too)
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. To make this recipe, begin by heat-treating your flour. To do this, simply spread your flour evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake the flour for 10 minutes, being careful not to burn. Alternatively, you can heat the flour in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds, and then at 15-second intervals, until the flour reaches 160°F.
  2. Take your heat-treated flour and set it aside.
  3. Take your butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla and combine them using a silicone spatula or wooden spoon. Continue to stir the mixture until it becomes creamy and fluffy.
  4. Sift your flour into the creamed sugar mixture and stir well.
  5. Add in your sprinkles and stir gently.
  6. Take an ice cream scoop or tablespoon and form round bite-sized balls using your hands.
  7. Place the cookie dough bites on a lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 15-20 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

Looking for a cookie “dough” recipe you can bake? Got you covered.

Use the Funfetti cookie recipe below to whip up deliciously soft and colorful vanilla Funfetti cookies for any time you get that craving!

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons salted butter
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose white flour
  • ⅓ cup rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt your butter either over the stove or in the microwave.
  3. Once the butter is melted, set it aside and allow it to cool for about 7-10 minutes. Do not use hot butter!
  4. Once the butter has cooled, stir your brown sugar and granulated sugar into the butter in a large bowl. Gently cream these ingredients together until fully incorporated.
  5. To this mixture, add your vanilla, eggs, and honey. Continue mixing until the mixture is completely smooth.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix your salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir them together until they are fully mixed. Sift your flour into the mixture and continue stirring.
  7. Add your sprinkles to your dry ingredients.
  8. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients. Mix until these ingredients are just combined. Be sure to avoid overmixing.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  10. Roll your Funfetti dough into stout cylinder shapes with flattened tops. To achieve this, roll your dough into a normal ball, then gently press down the tops with two fingers. Repeat this process until all 20-21 cookies are formed. These cookies may spread quite a bit. Be sure to account for this when placing your cookies on the baking sheet.
  11. Place your rolled cookie balls into the freezer for about 10 minutes. This helps them solidify and keeps them from being too soft and sticky.
  12. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes.
  13. Once baked, store your cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Notes

  • You can freeze this Funfetti cookie dough. It will keep indefinitely in the freezer but will be at its best quality up to 3 months.
  • Remove the cookies once you’ve noticed the edges starting to brown.
  • If the edges of the cookie look uneven once removed from the oven, feel free to push the edges back in place with a spatula.
Funfetti Cookie Dough Recipe – Make Edible Funfetti Cookie Dough At Home!

Edible cookie dough is delicious, but sometimes you want to create a small batch of it for one. I get it! Get a load of this short and sweet recipe that you can pull together in as little as just a few minutes. I hope you enjoy it!

  • 1 ½ tablespoon butter softened
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ tablespoons of flour
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Grab a small bowl. Mix your softened butter with the brown and granulated sugar. Add to that your vanilla extract and heavy cream.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix your flour, salt, and sprinkles.
  3. Combine your wet ingredients with your dry ingredients and stir.
  4. Chill if desired or serve at room temperature.
  5. Enjoy!
Funfetti Cookie Dough

To get the best Funfetti cookie dough results, check out the following tips and tricks:

  1. Add in a bit of cream of tartar to baked Funfetti dough to give it a softer texture
  2. Watch baked cookie dough closely and remove once edges begin to brown in the oven
  3. Chill Funfetti edible cookie dough in the fridge if desired, but it isn’t necessary if you’d rather enjoy them at room temperature.
  4. Never eat raw cookie dough that isn’t made to be edible. Doing so poses a risk to your health due to the bacteria often found in raw eggs and flour.

Now that you know what “Funfetti” cookie dough is, you may be wondering if it is safe to eat. The answer to this depends on the recipe.

If you try to eat Funfetti cookie dough that is meant to be baked, the answer is no, Funfetti cookie dough isn’t safe to eat. Raw cookie dough is known to make people sick, mainly because of the raw eggs and flour in the mixture.

In case you aren’t aware, raw flour can pose just as much risk to your health as raw egg. Because of this, it is imperative that you heat-treat flour before making your own edible Funfetti cookie dough. 

But don’t worry. In the edible Funfetti cookie dough recipes in this post, I walk you through the steps of heat-treating your flour so you don’t have to worry about getting sick!

Funfetti edible cookie dough is fun to look at and even more fun to eat! With just a few staple ingredients and a handful of rainbow sprinkles, you can be on your way to creating yummy rainbow vanilla cookie dough balls in little to no time.

Hope you’ve found this helpful! See you next time!

FAQs

Is Funfetti cookie dough a sugar cookie?

Funfetti cookie dough is basically a sugar cookie with sprinkles added to it. It is usually associated with birthdays (mostly due to Pillsbury Funfetti cookie dough and cakes) but can be enjoyed anytime you wish!

Is Funfetti just vanilla with sprinkles?

Yes, Funfetti can be thought of as vanilla or “sugar” cookie flavor with a burst of rainbow sprinkles throughout. 

By Anna

Anna Brooks, the voice behind CooksDream.com, is a seasoned writer and editor with an insatiable love for food. While not a professional chef, her culinary adventures and unique insights have captivated readers for years. Anna believes in the transformative power of food, stating it "feeds the soul." Dive into her writings for a mix of inspiration, entertainment, and culinary wisdom. Author Pinterest Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Quora

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