Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love some sprinkles?!? They are just so fun and festive. I love using them to decorate cookies and cupcakes, but it’s especially fun to bake with them. I wanted to see if I could turn my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe into a funfetti cookie. I made the same changes that I used back when I made these Funfetti Blondies.

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies

By adding almond extract, white chocolate, and sprinkles, these cookies are transformed into a funfetti treat without the use of boxed cake mix. I left the chocolate chips in there too so they really would be Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies. My brother-in-law is a self-proclaimed funfetti expert so I took these with us when we went to visit my sister a couple weeks ago. Everyone really enjoyed them and wished I had brought more!

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I am submitting this for this month’s What’s Baking, hosted by ME! I chose a theme of SPRINKLES! for this month. Be sure to check back at the end of the month to see what everyone else made.

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Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies

The almond extract and white chocolate chips bring the flavors while the sprinkles bring the look of funfetti to chocolate chip cookies!

Yield: 2.5 dozen large cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cups brown sugar
3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
3/4 tsp almond extract
3 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup sprinkles
sea salting, for sprinkling (optional)

Directions:

Melt the butter in a saucepan until brown and set it aside to cool.

Cream the butter, cream cheese and both sugars together with an electric mixer until smooth.

Add the eggs and almond extract and beat until combined.

Turn the mixer on low and mix in the flour, salt and baking soda until just combined.

Add the chocolate chips and sprinkles and mix until just incorporated.

Cover the dough and refrigerate until chilled, several hours or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a few trays with baking paper.

Roll 1/4 cup size balls of dough and place them on the trays. Flatten slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake for 9-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.

Recipe adapted from these Funfetti Blondies and these Chocolate Chip Cookies

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9 Responses to “Black & White Blondies”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — February 27, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I love white chocolate! It tastes especially good in cheesecake (and blondies, too). Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • beantownbaker — March 3rd, 2013 @ 11:11 am

      I haven’t made a white chocolate cheesecake yet, but I bet the subtleness would be great in cheesecake.

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — February 27, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I never realized blondies had white chocolate! These look so good! I looove white chocolate but love it even more with a burst of semi-sweet too.

    • beantownbaker — March 3rd, 2013 @ 11:12 am

      Not all blondies are created equal. Some have white chocolate and some don’t. I think from now on, I’m going to use this recipe for my base recipe for blondies.

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    Ashley — February 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Oooooh these look great! I’m in the same boat with white chocolate. I loooove dark, and always get a little turned off by the “fakeness” of white chocolate, but lately, it’s been a welcome addition.

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    Shannon — February 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    these look absolutely fabulous!!

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    chelsea @ serves two — February 27, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    oh yum. i’m a HUGE white chocolate fan. these sound fabulous!

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    carolg — March 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    ok, so i’m wondering if my appeal to a middle of the road crowd could be semisweet chocolate? what do you think?

    • beantownbaker — April 1st, 2013 @ 8:44 am

      I think semi-sweet would work just fine.

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