Monday, October 8, 2012

Brown Butter Funfetti Cookies

Happy Columbus Day! When I first saw these cookies, I knew I would make them. When I read that Julie from The Little Kitchen had made these several times. Then it was time to get in the kitchen.
These cookies are delicious! They did not last one day. I'm not sure if they even lasted an hour. I didn't even have a chance to share with my friends. Anything with sprinkles are a hit at my house. I always have sprinkles on hand. Next time, I will have to double the recipe. When my youngest daughter saw these photos, she exclaimed, "These cookies were really good!" I guess I can't say anything better but to make them. I will say that it is very rare that I cook with shortening that my oldest even made a comment but I wasn't going to change a thing about these cookies.
Brown Butter Funfetti Cookies
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sprinkles

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and allow to turn to a golden brown but be careful not to burn for about 5 minutes. The butter will have flakes. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, and sugar until well incorporated.
  5. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the creamed butter. Mix well.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt. 
  7. Add the flour mixture to the creamed butter. Mix until just combined. 
  8. Gently, fold in the sprinkles.
  9. Scoop about 1 1/2 Tbsp of batter and roll the dough into a ball.
  10. Place the ball onto the parchment paper spaced about 2 Tbsp apart.
  11. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. 
  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 1 minute before transferring the cookies to a wire rack. 
Received permission for recipe from The Little Kitchen.

A year ago I was making...............Stromboli  mummy style which I will be making again real soon.
Did you already know...
-In 1892, Francis Bellamy included his Pledge of Allegiance to the flag for the 400th celebration of Columbus Day.
-In 1942, some schools made the Pledge of Allegiance a compulsory requirement.
-In 1943, the Supreme Court ruled that it couldn't make an individual to cite the Pledge.

I will admit that I cite a different Pledge of Allegiance than my children but I hope you have a wonderful Columbus Day whether you Pledge Allegiance to the flag or not.

Happy Columbus Day!


  1. So glad you liked them!! Now I'm craving these again!

    And just to let you know, it didn't originally appear on All Recipes. :) I adapted an All Recipes recipe by reducing the ingredients and changed the butter to be brown butter and added sprinkles. :-)

  2. Thanks Julie! I updated the post since you did a wonderful job and deserve all the credit. We loved them. I think they are my youngest daughter's favorite cookie.