Confetti Cookies

These fun roll-out butter cookies are mixed with sprinkles.

Adapted from The Kitchn.

Confetti Cookies

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 2 dozen 4-inch cookies
Active time:35 minutes
Total time:1 hour 35 minutes
Special equipment:4 inch cookie cutter, or shape of your choice
This recipe appears in: Weekend Baking Project: Confetti Cookies Serious Entertaining: A Family Valentine's Day


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons nonparielle sprinkles


  1. 1

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla.

  3. 3

    Add cream cheese to bowl and beat until incorporated. Add flour mixture in two additions, beating until just combined. Stir in sprinkles.

  4. 4

    Divide dough into two pieces and cover with plastic wrap. Let chill in refrigerator for at least one hour.

  5. 5

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  6. 6

    Lightly flour a work surface. Roll out one ball of dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutter and transfer to prepared baking sheet.

  7. 7

    Bake cookies until lightly golden, about 15 minutes.

    Note: Baking time will depend slightly with size of cookie. If using cookies for confetti cookie ice cream sandwiches, let cool completely before assembly.


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