Bird's Nest Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Hi friends! With Easter just around the corner and Spring in the air, I think we are due for a fun Easter recipe. These bird’s nest funfetti sugar cookies will be perfect for your Easter baskets and celebrations. They are easy to make and great for kids to help with. 

Bird's Nest Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Now that I have two kids, I am nothing but short on time. So when thinking of an Easter treat to make for my toddler’s pre-school class, funfetti cookies sounded like a great idea. But as we made a funfetti sugar cookies recipe that I had bookmarked, my toddler suggested we roll the cookie dough in more sprinkles. I guess he had too much fun adding sprinkles to the cookie dough that he wanted more. So I obliged and we used some pastel sprinkles as well as some coconut flakes. It’s definitely a fun activity with kids. 

Bird's Nest Funfetti Sugar Cookies

As for the cookies, this is a great recipe for sugar cookies. Sugar cookies can be a hit or miss when you make them from scratch but this recipe checks off all the must-haves. It is crispy on the outside, soft and buttery on the inside. The kind of cookie that will be in your cookie tin for special occasions. I love that it is versatile and can be dressed up like these bird’s nest or be simply left as funfetti cookies for all to enjoy. 

Bird's Nest Funfetti Sugar Cookies

As you deck your Easter baskets with treats, be sure to add these Bird’s Nest funfetti sugar cookies to your baskets. They are a sweet treat that will be a hit with kids and adults alike. 

Hope you are all enjoying the start of Spring! If you are looking for more Easter recipes, you would like this collection of my favorite Easter recipes I published last week. 

Happy Spring Baking 🙂


Bird's Nest Funfetti Sugar Cookies
Yield: ~18 cookies

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

These Bird's Nest Funfetti Sugar Cookies are perfect for your Easter baskets. Soft, buttery funfetti cookies rolled in pastel sprinkles and coconut.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes


For the Cookies:

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles or jimmies
  • ¾ cup (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

Optional Toppings:

  • Pastel Easter sprinkles
  • Shredded coconut flakes (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • Mini Cadbury eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sprinkles.
  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer or using an electric handheld mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and creamy, about two minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract until combined. Add in the egg as well.
  4. Reduce the mixer speed to low. Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out dough onto prepared baking sheets. Roll each dough in either the pastel Easter sprinkles or the shredded coconut flakes. Place the cookies about 2-inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Bake cookies until golden brown, about 11-12 minutes.
  7. Immediately out of the oven, place 2-3 mini Cadbury eggs in the center of each cookie.
  8. Let cool and Enjoy! 


Adapted from Baker's Medley

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