Halloween Homemade Funfetti Cookies with Easy Orange Glaze

Funfetti is always a good idea. While I am no hater of the box variety, I wanted to make sure I had my own version, which is surprisingly easy, fast, and perfect for any kind of sugar cookie recipe. Add a glaze, ’cause why not. This glaze is a simple, store bought frosting hack that gives you a less sweet and intense topping in just 10 seconds. Happy hosting and Halloween fun.

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  • 2 1/2 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles, halloween colors or as desired
  • Frosting Glaze:
  • 1 container of store bought frosting
  • 1/2 Tbsp. warm water
  • Orange food dye
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix together.
  3. In a stand mixer, combine the sugars, cream cheese, and butter. Mix until well combined and a light yellow color.
  4. Add in the eggs, one at a time. Mix until combined. Add in the vanilla extract.
  5. On low speed, slowly add in the flour mixture and mix together until a dough forms.
  6. Put into the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  7. On a baking sheet covered in parchment paper, make into 2″ balls and place on baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned on the edges.
  9. Allow to cool.
  10. Once cooled, glaze.
  11. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of the frosting and 1/2 Tbsp. water. Microwave for 10 seconds until it is of a soup consistency.

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