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Confetti Cookies

These Confetti Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes and can easily be customized to suit any holiday or celebration! 

Three tall stacks of confetti cookies next to a pitcher of milk.

One of my first jobs as a teenager was working at a retail store in the mall.  It was dangerously close to a cookie store selling freshly baked cookies, and I loved to get one of their giant rainbow cookies on my break.  A warm vanilla sugar cookie rolled in sprinkles – SO GOOD.

I decided to recreate a version of those cookies using my favorite Vanilla Pudding Cookies recipe.  

Tall stack of sprinkle cookies.

What’s Needed for Confetti Cookies? 

These rainbow sprinkle cookies couldn’t be easier to make! Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe: 

  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Instant vanilla pudding 
  • Rainbow sprinkles 
Three tall stacks of confetti cookies next to a pitcher of milk.

How to Make Confetti Cookies 

  1. Beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Gently beat in eggs.
  2. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and vanilla pudding mix in a separate bowl.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Form into balls, then roll in sprinkles. 
  5. Bake at 350F for 9-10 minutes.
A rainbow sprinkle cookie on its side.

Can I Use Another Type of Pudding Mix? 

No, you must use instant pudding mix. Homemade Vanilla Pudding and cook and serve pudding mix won’t work. 

Can I Use Another Flavor of Pudding? 

Yes! I typically make this confetti cookie recipe with vanilla pudding, but I’ve had readers leave reviews after they used different flavors of instant pudding. Red velvet, butterscotch, chocolate, lemon — anything seems to work well here!

A confetti cookie next to a pitcher of milk.

Tips for Making Confetti Sugar Cookies 

  • Note that the pudding mix is added to the cookie dough like a dry ingredient. Do NOT make the pudding as it instructs on the box. 
  • It should go without saying, but make sure you like the taste of whatever brand/kind of sprinkles you use, because the flavor will obviously be very present in the cookie.  
  • The sprinkles I used are soft, with an almost “waxy” texture, and no crunch; the opposite of what you would get if you used more traditional nonpareils.
A sprinkle cookie with a bite missing resting on top of a pitcher of milk.

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Confetti Cookies

Confetti Cookies

These Confetti Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes and can easily be customized to suit any holiday or celebration!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy; gently beat in eggs.
    2. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and vanilla pudding mix in a separate bowl.
    3. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet.
    4. Stir in vanilla.
    5. Roll cookie dough into balls, then roll in rainbow sprinkles.
    6. Place the cookie dough balls onto a parchmen paper-lined baking tray.
    7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9-10 minutes.
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Stephanie Ortiz

Sunday 21st of December 2014

I'm having a problem getting the recipe for the confetti cookies. Is there any way of accessing that?

Shannon

Sunday 7th of December 2014

Was thinking about adding in Wilton's Choc to the middle as well or adding a daub of choc fronting thoughts too much or perfect sweet/salty

Becky

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

unable to get actual recipe - only pics - help! want to make these

Emily Bruno

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

Hi Becky, the recipe is linked above. "These cookies are made using my favorite Vanilla Pudding Cookies recipe, and then rolled in sprinkles before baking."

sonia

Wednesday 17th of September 2014

Silly Question...but do you just mix in a ton of sprinkles before baking them? Anyone feel free to answer...

MW

Thursday 31st of July 2014

Where the heck is the actual recipe?All I see is pictures and funny names for them.

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