Funfetti Crumble Cookies – A vanilla and sprinkle cookie with a funfetti crumble that reminds you of your favorite cake mix.
My oldest son has asked me to make these Funfetti Crumble Cookies again about 50 times since I last made them. He absolutely loves them and I aim to please. Of all of the people in my house, he is the only one that truly appreciates my baking. He has a crazy sweet tooth and the appetite of a teenage boy. This is his favorite recipe that I bake for him.
(People told me that teenage boys eat a lot, but I didn’t really get it until I had one. He is always hungry and never seems to get full. I would love to have his metabolism for just a few days. It would be so much fun to eat as much as I like, whenever I like.)
These cookies are inspired by the Funfetti cake from Milk Bar. Which happens to be a really fun cake to bake. The crumbles are very similar to the ones that you put in between the layers of their cakes. The crumbles add a nice crunch and another layer of funfetti-esque flavor. If you should happen to have any extra, keep them in an airtight container for later. They are really good on a scoop of ice cream.
These cookies are soft and cakey and have that unique funfetti taste. The secret to getting the flavor right is to use clear imitation vanilla. It goes against everything I believe in, but it is the secret to getting your funfetti cookies and cakes to taste like the cake mix that we all know and love.
These are really fun for a party, a classroom birthday (easier to transport than cupcakes), and
Funfetti Cookie Crumble:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 3/4 cup cake flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 Tablespoon clear vanilla extract
To make the crumbles, preheat the oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a mixer, add both sugars, flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles. Mix on low to combine.
Add oil and vanilla and mix on medium until clumps form, it takes about 2 minutes. Turn out into a bowl and set aside.
No need to wash the bowl, add butter and sugar and beat on medium until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
Add egg and both vanillas, scraping the bowl.
Add cake flour, flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined. Add in sprinkles and give one more quick mix until incorporated.
Use a cookie scoop and portion the dough onto baking sheets, 3-4 inches apart. These cookies spread. Gently press the tops with a glass to flatten and add a generous amount of crumble to the top of the cookies.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
The secret ingredient that makes funfetti taste like the funfetti cake mix we all know and love is clear vanilla extract. It’s worth buying for this recipe. You can order it on Amazon, but also can get it at your local craft store.
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