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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes 18 cookies


  • 1 cup Challenge butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9×9 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Sharon Schroeter
Sharon Schroeter

My grands will love these! Could they be rolled & sliced?
Keep up the good work!


No way is funfetti over. NO WAY!! 🙂 I’m loving this shortbread so much!

Renee @ Awesome on $20

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


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


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?


Where’d the salt go?


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!

Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture

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


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

Stephanie@ Macaroni and Cheesecake

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


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!


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!

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

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

jen @ one curly fry

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


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.

Sarah @ Sarah Cooks the Books

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

Graham @ Glazed & Confused

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

Not as long as we have amazing recipes like these 🙂


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


Long live sprinkles 🙂 These bars are fabulous!!!

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

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

Amanda Pen
Amanda Pen

Like diamonds, sprinkles are forever. ????

Liz @ Floating Kitchen

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

A Young Wife

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.

Cheryl Woods
Cheryl Woods

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 🙂

Janet Graham

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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