If you haven’t noticed by now by now, I LOVE color. Even when I try to keep things under control, my simple four color palettes often become eight…or more. Apparently this also applies to cookie dough.
Rainbow funfetti cutout cookies. It’s a beautiful thing.
This isn’t really a new recipe, just my basic sugar cookie recipe with sprinkles added. And since it’s been awhile since I’ve talked cookie dough, I broke down the steps to make things a little easier. You can find the printable recipe at the end of this post.
Begin by creaming together the butter and confectioner’s sugar until the mixture is smooth.
Next, add the egg and flavoring (I like to use vanilla with a touch of almond) and mix until well incorporated. Just a little FYI, it’s important to use an egg that has been allowed to come to room temperature so everything combines a little more easily.
Sift together the dry ingredients and add them to the wet mixture. If you’re smart and want to avoid a mess, add them a cup at a time. Otherwise you’ll be wearing a fine dusting of flour like I usually am. Either way right?
Sometimes, depending on your climate (and a few other variables) you may have to add more or less flour. My advice is to start with the amount recommended, and work up from there. When the dough comes together it should be soft but not sticky.
Give the dough a few minutes to rest (it will firm up a bit after mixing) then roll to about 1/4-inch thick on parchment paper that’s been lightly dusted with flour. Cut into the shapes of your choice.
Rainbow funfetti cookies are beautiful straight out of the oven, but they are also great for decorating! The only thing prettier than a decorated sugar cookie is a decorated rainbow cookie…or is it a rainbow decorated cookie? Whatever, right?
Oh, and if you’re not near a Target (or if they’re out) you can find a great selection of sprinkles here.
Make these soon, you’ll be glad you did!
For more cut out cookie recipes, follow my Cutout Cookie Recipe Board on Pinterest, or check out the links below: