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Funfetti Cookies – Patriotic!

If my daughter catches me eating something but doesn’t see what I put in my mouth, she looks at me, points to her mouth, opens it and says, “AAAAHHHH.”

She wants me to open my mouth and show her what I’m eating.

Because she pretty much knows it’s something sweet and that I’m trying to be sneaky.

Patriotic Funfetti Cookies | RachelCooks.com

This little bugger is too smart for her own good.

Of course, unfortunately for her, it isn’t polite to show people what is in our mouths. So I guess she’ll never know. Ha. Ha. Ha.


Umm…anyways…these funfetti cookies would fall into that category. These also fall directly into the “patriotic” category. Which is convenient since Independence Day is right around the corner. Funny how these things work out. I tried super hard to have more than one patriotic recipe but hey, what can ya do–I worked at the hospital all weekend and I have two kids. Maybe I’ll get another thrown together before the 4th. (Very, very doubtful.)


These funfetti cookies also fall into the following categories: fun, chewy, amazing, delicious, cute, perfect. Yep. Make these for your Independence Day party or just for fun! You could easily customize these with any color of sprinkles for other occasions.


Enjoy! Happy 4th!


Patriotic Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Patriotic Funfetti Cookies that are a cinch to throw together. Kids and adults will both love these soft and chewy cookies. Cookie perfection.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup red, white and blue sprinkles (jimmies)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with a silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients (except sprinkles). Add this mixture gradually to the wet ingredients with the mixer running on low. Mix until just combined, scraping down edges as needed. Stir in sprinkles by hand.
  4. Form balls from approximately 1 tablespoon of the dough. Place on cookie sheets (12 per sheet) and bake for 8-10 minutes or until set.
  5. Remove from oven and then remove from baking sheet after about five minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.

adapted fromΒ Sally's Baking Addiction

Verdict: Chewy centers with crispy edges. Everything you want a cookie to be.
Husband’s take: Loved them! E loved them too, I didn’t totally deprive her.
Changes I would make:Β None are necessary — this are the perfect funfetti cookies.
Difficulty: Easy



More patriotic recipes!

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Patriotic Pavlova with Watermelon Stars from Just a Taste
Patriotic Ice Cream Floats from Eclectic Recipes
Patriotic Potato Salad Β from Mele Cotte
Homemade Red, White and Blue Candy Corn from Taste and Tell



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32 Responses to “Funfetti Cookies – Patriotic!”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 26, 2013 at 8:42 am

    They look wonderful! I have been wanting to try Sally’s recipe and yours look so festive. I can’t even believe the Fourth is almost here??! Wow. Time flies!

    • Rachel Gurk — June 26th, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

      Time does fly! Totally nuts! Thanks Averie!

  2. sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 26, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for making my Funfetti Sugar Cookie recipe, Rachel! What did you adapt? I never have luck *not* chilling the dough. Must be the Baltimore humidity.

    • Rachel Gurk — June 26th, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

      Haha, in Michigan it’s 90 and humid one day and 30 and snowing the next. I upped the vanilla because I’m a vanilla-aholic, and I decreased the sprinkles a bit. I love sprinkles as much as the next girl but I find if I have too many they add a unpleasant flavor (to me, at least). Plus I only had 1/4 cup of the red, white and blue sprinkles, lol! Yup, and like you said, I didn’t chill the dough. I was okay with a slightly flatter cookie so I skipped that step as well as made them a bit smaller and baked them a bit longer.

      Longest reply ever! Thanks for the fun recipe idea. Happy (early) 4th of July!

  3. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — June 26, 2013 at 9:40 am

    These are absolutely adorable and so festive! Thanks so much for including my Patriotic Pavlova in your roundup!

    • Rachel Gurk — June 26th, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

      Ahh–that pavlova looks SO good. One of my favorite things!

  4. Erin | The Law Student's Wife — June 26, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Can I come baby sit? I promise I’ll be very sneaky when devouring an entire batch of these goodies!

    • Rachel Gurk — June 26th, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

      Yes of course you may! πŸ™‚ We could use a date night.

  5. amy @ fearless homemaker — June 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

    These sound fantastic + are SO perfect for the 4th! And I love the story about your daughter – she is such a cutie!

    • Rachel Gurk — June 26th, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

      Thanks Amy! Your little angel is so precious too πŸ™‚

  6. Sues — June 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I love funfetti cookies as is, but these are perfect for the upcoming holiday! So festive and fun πŸ™‚

    • Rachel Gurk — June 26th, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

      Thanks Sues!

  7. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 26, 2013 at 11:02 am

    These look so soft, pretty and patriotic! I love them, Rachel!

    • Rachel Gurk — June 26th, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

      Thanks Georgia!

  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 26, 2013 at 11:36 am

    These are adorable! I have a few nieces and nephews that would flip over these!!!

    • Rachel Gurk — June 26th, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

      Thanks Lauren!

  9. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — June 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    These look perfectly fun and delish, I love patriotic desserts for the 4th! Thanks for the link, too! πŸ™‚

    • Rachel Gurk — June 26th, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

      Thanks Brenda! Your ice cream sandwiches are so fun!

  10. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — June 26, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Yum, yum, yum!! Cookies sound wonderful, and I love the red and blue sprinkles for the season!

  11. ashley - baker by nature — June 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Cute, cute, cute cookies, mama!!! I love these!

  12. stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out — June 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    You know, I can’t figure out why I have never tried to make Funfetti cookies at home. I used to make the boxed ones all the time in college (my friend called them “orgasm cookies” because they are just that good), but haven’t had them since! Gotta remedy that…stat!

  13. Julie @ Table for Two — June 26, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    These look like they would totally addicting!!

  14. Deborah — June 27, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Haha – kids are too smart for their own good, aren’t they? These cookies look fabulous – I need them for the 4th.

  15. angela @ another bite please — June 27, 2013 at 8:41 am

    love how patriotic these are…and so laughing. my boys are the same way. i am so guilty of pretending to wash dishes so i can have my back to them sneaking a treat for myself. hahahaha

  16. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 27, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Such a simple and festive cookie for the 4th! Love it. πŸ™‚

  17. Cassie | Bake Your Day — June 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    These are amazing and I wish I had a couple right now. Love the festive twist!

  18. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — June 27, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I think I need to borrow your daughter this week because I am eating way too many sweets right now and I need someone to keep me accountable. πŸ˜‰ These are so pretty and fun! And ahhh, I love love love those straws!

  19. Laura — July 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    These look amazing! I cannot believe I didn’t see these before the 4th of July holiday. I know, I’m slow on a lot of things. But I still want to make these with some multi colored sprinkles. What kind of sprinkles did you use? (i.e round, nonpareils, long and skinny ones…) Thanks!

    • Rachel Gurk — July 14th, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

      I used the long skinny ones (aka jimmies). Enjoy! Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚


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