These confetti cookies are pretty much a perfect cookie party on a plate!
confetti cookies

Ohhhhhh boy.

You’re wondering if that’s a really zoomed in cookie shot, or if the cookie really is as large as your face.

What if I told you….it’s almost certainly LARGER than you’re face.

You can pinch yourself. This is real life.


Ay carumba, these cookies!

They are large, in charge, and full of sprinkly whimsical FUN.

Oh, and chewy in all the best ways. So exactly how I like my cookies.

They are from the Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook, which basically takes the wonderful (<—literally) creations from the eponymously named bakery and makes them makeable AT HOME. Dangerous? Yes. Daring? Yes. MUST HAVES? YES!!

I have to say this is one of the more doable recipes in the book, so I’m glad I started with it. It was really incredibly easy, though the trick is definitely to remember that you HAVE to chill the cookies overnight after pre-forming them into dough balls. It sounds onerous at first, but then you realize that in the morning you won’t have to scoop any cookie dough. Just pop in the oven and go.

And by “go” I mean lock yourself in the closet with the whole batch and eat your way out. (Not speaking from experience or anything. Ahem.)


In fact, I did share these, and the proof is in the fact that these are my submission for this month’s Leftovers Club!! I was paired with the lovely Hetal of the blog Pretty Polymath. She sent me some fabulous nutty chocolatey bars, so of course I had to send her something equally as delicious. Hope you enjoyed them, Hetal!

Confetti Cookies
These confetti cookies are pretty much a perfect cookie party on a plate!
Yield: 30 cookies
For the birthday cake crumbs
  • ½ cup (100 g) sugar
  • 1½ tbsp (25 g) light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup (90 g) cake flour
  • ½ tsp (2 g) baking powder
  • ½ tsp (2 g) salt
  • 2 tbsp (20 g) rainbow sprinkles
  • ¼ cup (40 g) vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp (12 g) vanilla extract
For the cookies
  • 32 tbsp (450 g) butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups (600 g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (50 g) corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tsp (16 g) vanilla extract
  • 5 cups (800 g) flour
  • 1⅓ cup (100 g) milk powder
  • 4 tsp (18 g) cream of tartar
  • 2 tsp (12 g) baking soda
  • 2½ tsp (10 g) kosher salt
  • ½ cup (80 g) rainbow sprinkles
  1. To make the birthday crumbs, heat the oven to 300F/150C.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the sugar, brown sugar, cake flour, baking powder, salt, and rainbow sprinkles on low speed until well combined.
  3. Add in the oil and vanilla and mix again to distribute. Mix until the mixture forms small clusters. Spread the clusters on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, breaking up them halfway through.
  4. Let cool completely before using.
  5. To make the cookies, combine the butter, sugar, and corn syrup in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream together until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes on medium-high speed. Scrape down the bowl and mix in the eggs and vanilla. Beat for 7-8 minutes.
  6. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add in the flour, milk powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and sprinkles. Mix until dough just comes together. Scrape down the bowl. On low speed add in the birthday cake crumbs and mix for 30 seconds.
  7. Using a ⅓-cup measure, portion out the cookie dough on a parchment-lined baking pan. Pat the cookie dough balls so that they are flat on top. Wrap the baking sheet in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
  8. Heat oven to 350F/180C.
  9. Arrange the chilled cookie dough balls 4 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 18 minutes. They should be lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely on the sheet pans before transferring to a plate or container.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie

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39 Responses to Confetti Cookies

  1. Zainab says:

    I was waiting for you to post these since your preview on IG!! Totally need them in my life! Scanning the ingredients I have everything but milk powder…do you think malt powder will work? Not sure if they are the same thing. Hmmmm.

  2. Beth says:

    Those are spectacular cookies, and I can’t imagine a better set of leftovers.

  3. These are so cute! Momofuku is where it’s at 🙂

  4. I love Christina Tosi and these big a** cookies!!! fabulous! and so pretty!

  5. Monica says:

    These are so much fun. Just looking at one makes me smile almost as big as one of these cookies! ; ) My son would love these and who wouldn’t. Gotta say anything Momofuku Milkbar totally intimidates me but glad to know there are some do-able recipes! You would have no problems tackling any though.

  6. SallyBR says:

    I have that book, and considered making the cookies….

    come to think of it, this recipe has YOU written all over it… perfect match!

    no, I am not implying you have a big face. not at all… just a very colorful personality…. HA!

  7. Heather says:

    YUMMY! And now I know exactly what I’m doing this 3 day weekend. My kids are going to flip!

  8. Hypothetically speaking, could one double cake crumbs if they wanted to eat all of them before use???

  9. Faye says:

    Yep, these are pretty much the perfect cookie!

  10. Lisa says:

    Is milk powder non fat dry milk powder? Just wondering because I might have to make these this weekend.

  11. Cailee says:

    WOW!! Can we just agree that sprinkles make everything better?! Seriously! These look amazing! What a pretty recipe! …all of these recipes look divine! That rainbow cake?! WOW! Beautiful!

  12. Ala says:

    Holy moly, that looks SO good and I would most definitely have to do a face size test (as in, shove this cookie in my face and see if I can keep from eating the whole thing at once). You are sooo my idol for sharing this. Cheerios, gal!!

  13. A cookie larger than your face. That is like, THE DREAM! I am THE cookie monster.

  14. Kate says:

    The sprinkles make it a party. The giant cookie makes it a party I want to be invited to.

  15. Meg says:

    My sister loves all things sprinkles. They’re just so happy! She would be all over these (and heck, who am I kidding — so would I!).

  16. cheri says:

    These cookies are so pretty and fun. I can see a plate of these in my near future.

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I want to reach through the screen and grab these!

  18. Shaina says:

    These look so so so good! Everything is better with sprinkles 🙂

  19. Ginger Stark says:

    Those cookies are the definition of a party! So cute.

  20. These look awesome! Perfect for a party or any celebration (or for just eating by myself while watching TV).

  21. I won’t reject a cook as large as my, especially one with sprinkles.

  22. Nicola says:

    Might as well put some icing between those babies and make a cookie cake. I have sprinkle obsessed girlfriends who would die for that!

  23. Umm. Yeah. These are ridic, and I must have them.

  24. Francis says:

    These cookies are so clever. They can easily replace the cake in a kids party.

  25. Mira says:

    These cookies look perfect! I’ll definitely try them! Need this book!

  26. Omg. I just had a huge lightbulb moment. I’ve been hearing about this Momofuku Milk Bar book for…like…ever. But never heard of Christina Tosi. Until she joined Master Chef. And now I see she’s the author. And I totally get it now. I feel like I need to celebrate with one of these cookies!

  27. Hotly Spiced says:

    What pretty cookies and I do like how they’re as big as my face! Nothing wrong with that! Just the name alone makes these sound wonderful xx

  28. What colourful and pretty giant cookies!

  29. Wow! These cookies are just adorable, Joanne. Sprinkles make everything more appealing and delish. Love these pretty cookies! Just YUMMY! 🙂

  30. Kelly says:

    Chewy cookies full of sprinkles are my favorite! They look so pretty and I love how ginormous they are! Anything from Momofuku is always so much fun and totally irresistible!

  31. Terrianne says:

    A cookie that calls for “birthday crumbs” has got to be one of the most joyous things I’ve ever heard. =) I wanted to make these last week, but I decided such a fun cookie deserved an “occasion.” I’m making them this Wednesday so my son can bring one to his first day back to school on Thursday. I made snickerdoodle ice cream sandwich cookies on his last day of school. So, that seems appropriate–You know, full circle. Snickerdoodles are the like the cycle of life. Ha. I was just so excited by your preview. Yum. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Hetal says:

    I am OBSEsSEd with Christina Tosi and freaked out when she was a judge on MasterChef and I was going to be judged by her haha. These cookies were amazing!! I ate all 3 with a big glass of milk. Thanks so much!

  33. Johanna GGG says:

    I can’t believe one of the easier recipes in the book has a first step of making cake crumbs – that is not an easy cookie in my book – but I am sure they taste amazing – and they look v cute

  34. eaz says:

    I think you messed up your recipe. Everywhere else I see this recipe with 4 eggs, not 2. I originally tried them with 2 and they wouldn’t even stay together, googled and found it should be 4!

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