Slice-and-bake funfetti vanilla bean biscuit recipe

funfetti vanilla biscuits on a tray

When I think of kids’ snacks for the week ahead, I always think of that rather wise saying ‘a Sunday well spent, brings a week of content’. Whip up a double batch of these fun funfetti cookies – one to bake and one for the freezer – and you should be set for the week!

Handy to have in your freezer for afternoon tea at a moment’s notice, these cookie logs can be frozen in a sealed container for up to two months. Just let them stand at room temperature for half an hour before slicing.

ingredients for funfetti biscuits cookies on a wooden board


250g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
2½ teaspoons vanilla bean paste
1 egg
2½ cups plain flour
½ cup mini M&M’s, roughly chopped


chopped up mini m&ms

  • First, run a knife across the M&M’s, breaking them into even smaller pieces. Set aside.

ingredients for funfetti vanilla cookies in a bowl

  • With an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla paste until fluffy and light in colour.

cooking process for vanilla biscuits

  • Add the egg and beat until just combined. In two batches, stir in the flour, mixing until just combined between each batch.

ingredients for vanilla funfetti cookies in a bowl

  • Fold in the M&M’s.

cookie dough

  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead into a ball. Roll and shape the dough into a 30cm long log. 

cookie dough ready for the freezer

  • Wrap the log in baking paper and freeze for half an hour or until firm. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line two large trays with baking paper.

slicing cookie dough to bake

  • Unwrap the cookie log. Using a serrated knife (a bread knife is great), slice cookies into 1cm thick rounds. Place them on the prepared trays, a few centimetres apart. Bake one tray at a time for 10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies turn light gold in colour.

vanilla funfetti cookies on a baking tray

  • Let cool for five minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Keep in an airtight container.

baked vanilla funfetti biscuits on a baking tray

Make sure to browse our recipe archives for more great meal ideas and treats to try.

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