Funfetti Cookies

A traditional sugar cookie gets an extra punch of fun color and flavor from rainbow sprinkles. These cookies use a cake mix as a base, so you can whip them up in no time!

Hi friends! On Monday, I promised you that today would be the day I filled you in on Sunday's Easter shenanigans - and I am not one to break a promise!

(Unless, of course, I am promising my parents that I will "scale back on my drinking" because hahahahahahahaha)

So! Easter! What a day spent with wonderful people. I kicked off the day bright and early by waking up, yelling "It's Easter!" to no one in particular, and immediately plopping down on my couch with my recipe development notebook, a cup of French Press coffee, and absolutely no clue what to bake. Promising.

An hour later I was still perched on my couch, scribbling down ideas and then angrily scratching them out while muttering to myself* when my roommate Cori walked in.
C - Jess, I've literally never seen you sit still for this long. What are you doing?!
C - How about something with sprinkles? Like Easter colours?**
J - You are a GENIUS, Cori!!!!

Upon this flash of genius, I sprinted out of my house and across the street to Safeway to pick up just the essentials - cake mix, eggs, a 100-pack of colorful bendy straws, butter, etc.

*I'm fine, everything is fine.
**She is European so I need to use the Euro spelling of everything for dramatic effect

On the walk home a homeless man yelled at me "DAMN GIRL, ARE YOU GONNA EAT ALL OF THOSE EGGS?!" I thought it was funny. I refrained from responding.

So, I got to work in the kitchen, and once I was armed with these cookies, this cake, and two bottles of Deep Eddy's grapefruit vodka, had showered (thank God), and looked like a human, I headed over to The Alamo where the potluck had just begun!

Keegan's parents had set up an appetizer spread of deviled eggs, cream cheese with red pepper jelly, brie, and LOTS of crackers. AWESOME. I showed off the desserts to everyone, then dug into the cheese (veganism can wait for Jesus) while I waited for the rest of our friends to get there. I also went Live on Facebook for the second time ever which is still weird to me but YOLO.

As people trickled in, so did the food (and alcohol). Rachel brought bunny-shaped cinnamon rolls, Lexi brought champagne, Mitch brought champagne, Molly brought champagne... all the necessities! And, before long, Keegan's mom unveiled our meal - ham, scalloped potatoes, Thai peanut green beans (<--AMAZING), mac n' cheese, and rolls. UM, YEAH. Everything was freaking insane and it's safe to say that no food went untouched.

Between the great company, the amazing food, and the wonderful weather we enjoyed under The Alamo's new canopy, it was a day for the books. Can't wait until our next MASS!

...but, you don't have to wait until your next brunch to make these cookies! In fact, you can make them tonight. Or RIGHT NOW. Why not? Why stop yourself from being happy?!?!

Funfetti Cookies

To make these cookies, you will need:
- One box white cake mix
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles (switch up the colors for seasonal varieties!)

Preheat your oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.

In a medium bowl, combine your butter, egg, and cake mix until well-incorporated. Add your sprinkles and stir just until combined.

Form your dough into small balls, then place on prepared baking sheets and flatten slightly. Bake for 9-12 minutes, until the outsides are golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool, and serve!

Can't wait til next Easter! Or next Sunday... or next time I eat a cookie which might be in like an hour... TBD ;)