Confetti Cookies are the happiest of all cookies. There’s no denying it. Sprinkles bring color and fun to an otherwise ordinary looking treat.
Our White Chocolate Confetti Cookies are perfect for celebrations of all kinds. The recipe is as simple as can be, and the cookies are in and out of the oven in no time. Be sure to stock up on sprinkles because once you make these, you’re only going to want more!
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In a separate large mixing bowl, using a stand (or hand) mixer, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and blend. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Be careful not to over-mix the dough. Lastly, gently fold in white chocolate chips.
With the dough still in your mixing bowl, chill in the fridge for about 10 minutes. Remove from refrigerator. Scoop balls of dough, about a tablespoon each, and then roll them in your hands to create balls.
Roll balls in your bowl of sprinkles and press to coat evenly; place onto baking sheets at least two inches apart. Use the flat bottom of a glass or measuring cup to gently flatten the dough balls until they are about 1/2-inch tall.
Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, until the cookies have just the slightest golden color under the sprinkles. You want to under-bake them so they stay nice and soft. Leave cookies on the baking sheets for a few minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
Please note, if you have dough left over, repeat the scooping and baking process after your first batch is done. Refrigerate the dough until you’re ready to scoop.
Let the cookies cool completely and then enjoy!
What are rainbow Jimmies? Rainbow Jimmies are common ice cream sprinkles that have the best flavor and texture for this recipe. While really any rainbow sprinkle type would work, we prefer Jimmies. These can be hard to find at your local grocery store, but Amazon and other online sellers have many options that can be delivered to your house in no time.
Reserve extra sprinkles. After pressing your cookies into shape, oftentimes you’ll need to add a few more sprinkles to fill in bare areas. So make sure you have extra sprinkles on hand.
Don’t skip steps. Because you’re under-baking these cookies, it’s an important step to leave the hot cookies on the baking sheets for a few minutes after removing them from the oven. This step lets the cookies set and prevents them from breaking when you transfer them to cooling racks.
Cooling rack alternatives. If you don’t have cooling racks, transfer your cookies to a flat, cool surface where they can finish cooling. This can be a clean countertop, cutting board or even a large platter.