Soft & Chewy Cotton Candy Cookies

Best…cookies…ever!

These Cotton Candy Cookies are now my son’s absolute favorite cookies. They are soft and chewy … and I cant forget the most important part, they taste like cotton candy!!

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Ah, cotton candy! Who doesn’t love it?! I know that I’ve been obsessed with it ever since I tried it for the first time, when I was a kid. I don’t remember getting to eat it much, probably because it’s pure sugar. It was a rare but amazing treat. I don’t know a kid in a world that doesn’t go bananas at a carnivals over the cotton candy treat.

I know my baby sister absolutely loves it and I’m a little sad that she didn’t get a chance to try these cookies. Of course, I will make it for her when she comes to visit. Actually, I will make her bake it herself since I’m teaching her how to cook and bake every time she comes over. She won’t be able to say no to making these cookies!

From the first time I made these cookies, we all fell in love. Little man is obsessed with “the blue cookies!” He’s asked me to make them twice already! It’s not a problem because they are so easy to make and I think they are scrumdelicious too!

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Cotton Candy Chewy Cookies

Soft & Chewy Cotton Candy Cookies

Yield: 18-20 cookies

Soft & Chewy Cotton Candy Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 oz of cream cheese, soft and but into pieces
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter, still warm
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 packet of Duncan Hines frosting flavor packet (Cotton Candy of course!)
  • 1/2 cup of powder sugar in a small, shallow bowl

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line the cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray it lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. Place sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl.
  3. Pour warm butter over sugar and cream cheese and whisk until all smooth.
  4. Add egg, milk and vanilla, whisk well.
  5. Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cotton candy flavor packet. Mix with rubber spatula until completely combined. Don't be afraid to get in there and mix with your hands (just make sure your hands are clean)!
  6. Form 1-inch balls and lightly coat them in powder sugar.
  7. Place the cookies on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes.

Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.

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Comments

  1. Cotton candy cookies?! Oh gosh, I might have to go make these right now!

  2. These look awesome! I was wondering where the cotton candy flavor was going to come from–I never would have guessed it was the frosting flavor packs. That’s a great idea!

  3. Marisa Franca says:

    WOW!! Those look scrumptious. I am amazed at your photos. I am struggling along with getting my to look good. Anyway, life is a journey. I will definitely try out the recipe when we get home – in Venice, FL right now and I don’t have my cooking supplies. It’s chilly here but not like up North :-)

  4. These are so much fun! Of course, I LOVE cotton candy and so do my kids. I’ll have to make these for them.

  5. These cookies look so good. They would be perfect for St Pats day…a big deal in St. Louis. Just pinned to one of my food boards.

  6. I love cotton candy too! These look awesome. Also, that is great you are teaching your sister to cook/bake. Memories that will last a life time!

  7. Oh my goodness. My kids would flip for these cookies. Thanks for linking up to BOTW party!! Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  8. I’ve never heard of cotton-candy cookies, but these little beauties will definitely be made and fast!
    They look so cute and yummy, how can you not want to make them?!
    I already know that my sweet hubby will enjoy them as much as I will.
    Off to buy the cream cheese and the flavor packet…..thanks Lyuba!
    Have a nice day!
    Pinned! :-)

  9. these sound so amazing and love the color as well
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  10. Wow, such a fun and pretty cookie! My son would love this too – who wouldn’t go nuts for cotton candy? These are so creative and look delicious, thanks for sharing Lyuba :)

  11. What a FUN idea!! Perfect for a special birthday treat!

  12. Looks absolutely yummy! I love the color too. :-)

  13. So yummy, bet my boys would love!!

  14. Oh my gosh, these sound absolutely amazing; I need to try them!!! Thanks so much for sharing this at Creativity Unleashed; pinning it for sure!

  15. What does the flavor packet look like? I have never seen these in the store. Wondering where to find them.


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