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M&M Sprinkle Cookies

Soft baked chewy sprinkle cookies with M&M candies mixed into the cookie dough. This cookie dough is made from scratch and is the perfect cookie for celebrations and holidays.

It’s easy to swap out the M&M’s for a different variety to fit your celebration or occasion such as for Christmas or Easter.

Red, white, and pink M&M Sprinkle cookies on a white linen.

Can You Put Sprinkles in the Oven?

Yes! You can put sprinkles in the oven but to prevent the sprinkles from bleeding and dying your cookie dough, they need to be handled carefully so the colors stay intact.

That means the sprinkles should be gently stirred into the dough to help them keep their shape and to prevent them from breaking down and dying the dough – unless you want the sprinkles to meltdown and dye the dough.

A bite taken out of a sprinkle cookies with M&M's.

What’s in Homemade Funfetti Cookies?

These sprinkle cookies are also known as funfetti cookies. Funfetti cookies can be made using a cake mix but making these cookies from scratch is just as easy.

  • Unsalted butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles – any color you like
  • M&M’s – any color or variety you prefer
M&M Sprinkles Cookies cooling on a wire rack.

What’s Needed to Make these Funfetti Cookies

Funfetti cookies stacked in the background with strawberry milk and cookies up close.

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How to Make Homemade Sprinkle Cookies

Prepare the ingredients- Allow the unsalted butter to come to room temperature before making this cookie dough.

Preheat the oven- Preheat to 350ºF.


Prepare the cookie sheets- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.


Cream together the ingredients- Beat the unsalted butter until it is creamy and beat in the granulated sugar. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract.


Combine the dry ingredients- Combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

Top view of soft baked cookies with sprinkles and M&M's.

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Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients- Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the dry ingredients are moistened.


Stir in the mix-ins- Using a spatula, gently stir in the sprinkles and the M&M’s. The reason for using a spatula is so that the sprinkle colors don’t bleed into the cookie dough. It also prevents over beating the cookie dough and making them dense.


Scoop the dough- Use a #30 cookie scoop, or roll 2 tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball, drop the cookie dough into balls and place them two inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Top with additional M&M’s if desired.


Bake- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Bake one cookie sheet at a time.


Cool- Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes before moving to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. These cookies are soft baked cookies and will be hard to handle until they are cooled.

A glass of strawberry milk with a sprinkle cookie with M&M's with a bite taken out of it.

Cookies for the Holidays

These cookies are fun to make with kids and the color combination options are endless. Cupid’s Mix M&M or other red, white, and pink chocolate candies are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Swapping out the pretty pinks for Red and Green for Christmas or even all green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Other yummy cookie options for Valentine’s Day are these Peanut Butter Blossoms with chocolate hearts nestled into the center of each cookie hot out of the oven. These cookies are perfect for lovers of peanut butter and chocolate.

Another delicious peanut butter option is these heart-shaped peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate. These cookies hold their shape well and other cookie cutters can be used for other holidays such as Christmas and Easter.

How about a giant chocolate chip cookie? This chocolate chip cookie cake can be decorated for any occasion and is great for parties.

Funfetti cookies stacked in the background with strawberry milk and cookies up close.

M&M Sprinkle Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Soft baked chewy sprinkle cookies with M&M candies mixed into the cookie dough. This cookie dough is made from scratch and is the perfect cookie for celebrations and holidays.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles
  • 1 cup M&M's

Instructions

    1. Preheat to the 350ºF
    2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
    3. Beat the unsalted butter until it is creamy and beat in the granulated sugar. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract.
    4. Combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.
    5. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the dry ingredients are moistened.
    6. Using a spatula, gently stir in the sprinkles and the M&M's.
    7. Use a #30 cookie scoop, drop the cookie dough into balls and place them two inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
    8. Top with additional M&M's if desired.
    9. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Bake one cookie sheet at a time.
    10. Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes before moving to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. These cookies are soft baked cookies and will be hard to handle until they are cooled.
    11. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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