Funfetti Shortbread

Funfetti Shortbread...a simple classic cookie made extra fun with loads of sprinkles!

This is a simple spin on a classic cookie! Funfetti Shortbread makes an old fashioned treat fun!

Can we talk?

Like really talk? And can I count on you to be honest with me here.

Like really honest?

Is Funfetti over?


I mean, I’ve heard that it might be over. And I feel like I’m in denial.

Because how can sprinkles be OVER?

And really does anyone want to live in a sprinkle-less world?

The answer to that is no. Unequivocally.


But isn’t a shame how we are so fickle. One day things are awesome.amazing.omgcantlivewithout.

The next day they are overplayed.donetodeath.solastyear.boring.workedout.killed.

And I fall for it every time.

Ugh. I’m sorry.


But you know what? Not this time.

Not today.

Not on my watch,

Sprinkles. Sprankels. Jimmies. Jammies.

You’ve got a permanent place in my heart o hearts.


Which brings us to my latest treat. Funfetti Shortbread.

First and foremost I am obsessed with shortbread. Just call me Granny.

And since everything is cuter with rainbow sprinkles I decided Funfetti Shortbread needed to be a thing.

Funfetti Shortbread

And of course I used my favorite sprinkles. Can’t resist Mr. Sprinkles.


I used about half a cup in this recipes. TONS!


Just press the simple batter in a lined 9×9 pan.


And here’s how it will look after it’s baked…

Funfetti Shortbread

Make sure you bake it long enough…that’s a problem I have. I am an underbaker for life. But with shortbread, it needs to be baked properly!

Funfetti Shortbread

You’ll have a perfectly buttery, subtly sweet shortbread! That looks cute.

Funfetti Shortbread...a fun spin on classic shortbread



Funfetti Shortbread
makes 18 cookies
  • 1 cup Challenge butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9x9 pan with foil. Set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer cream together butter, vanilla and salt until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add in powdered sugar and mix until incorporated.
  5. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in flour, mixing until just incorporated.
  6. Stir in sprinkles until distributed evenly.
  7. Press dough into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until top is dry and lightly golden.
  8. Allow to cool completely and remove from pan to cut into pieces.


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Averie @ Averie Cooks
September 14, 2014 7:06 pm

I feel the same way about Funfetti, that even if it may be over on Pinterest etc., it’s never over for me b/c I love it 🙂 Love your idea and that it’s from scratch! Pinned 🙂

bc in edmond
bc in edmond
September 14, 2014 8:20 pm

I need mr. sprinkles – he’s so cute! where did you get him?

September 17, 2014 11:11 am

I know in TN/KY they carry him at Kroger!

amanda @ fake ginger
September 14, 2014 8:48 pm

Ooohhhhh, my two favorite things! Sprinkles and shortbread!

Janet Graham
September 14, 2014 9:14 pm

Recipes look really cute, wouul like to join your website.

Cheryl Woods
Cheryl Woods
September 14, 2014 9:28 pm

Yummy! I will never be over sprinkles…and shortbread…oh my! It takes me back to childhood. Scottish neighbors made it for us. Empire biscuits….shortbread with icing and a cherry…amazing! Love your recipes 🙂

A Young Wife
September 14, 2014 9:36 pm

I SO agree with you! They will never be over in my heart either! I have had a funfetti birthday cake every year for my birthday, since my first birthday. I have survived this long, so they will never be out of style for me. I will not live in a sprinkle-less world! I am glad to know others feel the same. These look delicious, what a great combo.

Liz @ Floating Kitchen
September 14, 2014 11:07 pm

Whaaaat! Sprinkles are definitely NOT over. We’ll keep the dream alive!!!

Amanda Pen
Amanda Pen
September 14, 2014 11:12 pm

Like diamonds, sprinkles are forever. ????

Jessica @ Sweet Menu
September 14, 2014 11:42 pm

Did someone say sprinkles were over?!? No way! Sprinkles will never go out of style in my world 🙂 I adore these cute shortbread cookies!

September 15, 2014 8:40 am

Long live sprinkles 🙂 These bars are fabulous!!!

September 15, 2014 11:34 am

so pretty! sprinkles for life…they will never go out of style!

Graham @ Glazed & Confused
September 15, 2014 12:55 pm

Okay, let’s get something straight. Funfetti will NEVER be over.

Not as long as we have amazing recipes like these 🙂

Sarah @ Sarah Cooks the Books
September 15, 2014 12:57 pm

I don’t want to live in a world where jimmies are over. (Even if they’re over right now, they’ll be back!)

September 15, 2014 2:33 pm

Funfetti is not over by a long shot! Check out Molly Yeh’s stunning funfetti cake she just made for her blog (My Name is Yeh) and Food52. I think she even requested her sister (a baker) bake her this cake for her wedding later this year.

jen @ one curly fry
September 15, 2014 4:06 pm

Yum! Looks so good. Some frosting would end up on mine…:)

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
September 15, 2014 4:22 pm

I agree! Let’s bring the funfetti back! Sprinkles for life! Loving this shortbread! Pinned!

September 15, 2014 5:52 pm

This recipe looks so delicious. I definitely have to make it one day when I’m craving something sweet and with sprinkles. I, too, do not want to live in a sprinkle-less world!

September 15, 2014 6:50 pm

I just made a funfetti cake for my friend’s last day at work, and discovered that Rainbow Chip frosting no longer exists. That pretty much means the end of funfetti for me. 🙁 But this looks good, too!

Stephanie@ Macaroni and Cheesecake
September 16, 2014 4:52 pm

Funfetti can not be over!!! This shortbread looks like the perfect way to protest! 😉

September 16, 2014 5:07 pm

Ummm WHAT. Sprinkles will NEVER be over for me. EVER!!! Love these babies.

Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture
September 16, 2014 7:16 pm

If sprinkles are out, then I officially no longer care about being in style. Love these!

September 17, 2014 11:32 am

Funfetti will never be over! It is pretty much the only kind of cake my husband ever requests. One of the layers of our wedding cake was even funfetti so it will always have a place in my heart!

September 18, 2014 3:27 pm

Where’d the salt go?

September 18, 2014 9:49 pm

My wife and I made some and it didn’t seem like the consistency was right (to her recollection). We don’t have one of those mixers, how do you work around that? Is a hand mixer too fast? My wife said she remembered it being almost as think as dough that got pressed into the pan. Suggestions?

September 19, 2014 8:21 am

If lovin funfetti is wrong, I don’t wanna be right! Your shortbread is too darn cute #love #whocareswhatTHEYthink

Renee @ Awesome on $20
October 5, 2014 2:48 am

I say, eat what you love, do what you like, and trends can suck it. I for one will be trying this shortbread.


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