Funfetti Cookie Bites

When the afternoon is dragging forever or you need something sweet to brighten your day, these funfetti cookies bites are the solution to your problem. Are cup-cookies a thing? I’m making them a thing because one bite of these small treats and your day will feel sunnier in no time!

cookie cake with frosting

One recent snow day, the kids and I were trapped in the house (again) and as a way to make the never-ending day go a little faster, I told my twins they could help me make something. They wanted to make a dessert (big surprise) and when I asked what kind, they both agreed on something with funfetti. What is it about funfetti that kids love so much? It’s basically edible confetti so I guess I see the appeal.

Rainbow sprinkles in cup

I’d just made a cake for my son’s birthday, so I wasn’t really up for making a cake. After a little thought, I suggested these to the girls and they were immediately on board.

Funfetti cookie cake with candle

I’d never made them before, but they were so tasty and so easy to make I’ll definitely make them again and again. They’re the kind of treat that’s great to bring to school for a birthday celebration or a bake sale (Do any schools have bake sales anymore or allow homemade treats? Most by me don’t. But what kind of childhood are you having if your mom can’t bring in rice krispies so hard you could chip a tooth?).

These cup-cookies are essentially a sugar cookie dough with funfetti and two kinds of chocolate chips mixed in. It’s that simple. I swear.

Cookie dough in bowl

Once you’ve made the dough, use a cookie scoop or a regular spoon to put the dough into a mini cupcake tin and pop in the oven to bake. In no time at all you’ll have delicious cookie bites. Feel free to hold one in your hand and pretend its normal sized and you’re a giant. Or maybe that’s only something I do. In which case never mind.

Cookie dough in mini muffin tin

Once the cookie bites cool, top them with frosting and more sprinkles. You can never have enough sprinkles, am I right?! In no time flat, you’ve go a treat that kids and grown-ups alike will adore. These certainly brightened up a dreary cold afternoon in my house and they’ll do the same in yours.

Funfetti cookie cakes frosted

cookie cake with frosting

Mini Funfetti Cup-Cookies

  • Author: closeenoughcook
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 24 cup-cookies


These mini funfetti cup-cookies will bring a smile to your face.  Cookie plus frosting plus sprinkles, what more could you want?! And they’re so small and tasty that two (or three or four . . .) are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. 

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction



1 stick unsalted butter softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1/4 semisweet chocolate chips

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles + more for garnish (optional)

2 cups white frosting*

*I used canned but if you’d rather make it here’s a good recipe I used on the past.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray mini cupcake tin with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy.
  4. Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla and mix to incorporate.
  5. In another bowl mix together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch.
  6. Add a third of flour mixture to liquid ingredients and mix to incorporate.  Repeat process two more times to incorporate remaining flour mixture being careful not to overmix.
  7. Using a small cookie scoop of spoon place one scoop of dough (approx. 1 1/2 tbsp dough) into each mini cupcake hole. Using the back of the scoop or spoon press dough into each hole leaving a shallow indent in the middle of cookie cake (this allows you to put more frosting on later). Repeat until all dough is used.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cakes begin to turn golden brown in color. 
  9. Allow to cool and remove from tins.  If cup-cookies seem to be sticking carefully run a knife around the outside before removing. 
  10. Top with frosting and additional sprinkles.

*I piped the frosting on mine using a Wilton 1M tip

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