Vegan Funfetti Sugar Cookies
These soft and chewy sugar cookies are thick and packed with colorful sprinkles and white chocolate baking chips, making them perfect for any celebration. They come together in 20 minutes and require no refrigeration!
When testing out recipes, I tend to "force" all my baked goods on my family. I mean, they don't mind, right?! When testing out the funfetti cookies, I made them for a large gathering where I knew there would be lots of kids attending, and what kid doesn't love cookies and sprinkles! But these wound up being a favorite for all the adults. I suppose we are all truly kids at heart.
WHAT MAKES FUNFETTI SO GOOD IT BECAME A FLAVOR?
Yes, this is just a sugar cookie with sprinkles and white chocolate chips. But this takes any ole plain sugar cookies and packs it full of fun and deliciousness! I find myself craving these soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies regularly. They are super easy and come together quickly. They are versatile and are a must for any fun sprinkle-filled celebration. I made these for the 4th of July and added red, white, and blue baking chips. Plus, my kids LOVE helping me make these with all the sprinkles they get to add. They are simple but will blow your mind with how delicious they are. They are:
Tender and chewy
Dairy and Egg-free
Quick and easy to make
INGREDIENTS FOR FUNFETTI COOKIES
These sugar cookies only contain only nine simple ingredients:
Unsalted dairy-free butter: make sure to get unsalted because this allows you to control how much salt ends up in your cookie. Any dairy-free or plant butter will work with this recipe, but I prefer to use Country Crock Plant Butter. Make sure it is room temperature to ensure it creams up light and fluffy.
Granulated Sugar: this will give you the perfect amount of sweetness for your sugar cookie base.
Egg Replacer: this will be in place of eggs so that your sugar cookies remain egg-free. I prefer to use Bob's Red Mill brand. You'll want to make this first to allow the mixture to thicken and become egg-like consistency.
Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract is a common staple in sugar cookies and gives your cookies that perfect vanilla flavor.
All-Purpose Flour: regular all-purpose flour is perfect for this sugar cookie recipe and will create that tender and chewy texture.
Baking Powder: Baking powder in this cookie recipe will give your cookies that perfect rise.
Salt: Salt will help tame all that sweetness from the sugar and add more flavor.
Rainbow Sprinkles: these cookies wouldn't be funfetti without the sprinkles! I've added 1/2 cup of sprinkles, but why stop there?! After rolling out your dough, roll them in more sprinkles!
White Chocolate Chips: I've added dairy-free white chocolate chips to this recipe because it gives it so much more flavor and just pairs with the perfect sugar cookie flavor. Nestle Toll House has a funfetti flavor for baking chips but they do contain dairy so only use if you are allowed dairy.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST FUNFETTI SUGAR COOKIES
Don't overmix the dough: try not to overmix your batter. Mix until there are no streaks of flour. When adding sprinkles, only fold them into the batter, or they can break and cause your colors to bleed.
Underbake them: this is the most important thing! You want to bake them until the bottoms are lightly browned. The centers will look undercooked and doughy but that is ok! They will continue to bake even after you remove them from the oven, and this will keep them soft for days, if they last that long.
Use the right sprinkles: not all sprinkles bake well and will bleed in your cookie. Make sure to use rainbow jimmies. I have found that these bake well in all cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.
Double Batch: You can easily double batch this recipe for larger gatherings if needed.
Freezing the dough: To freeze these cookies, simply make the dough and roll it up and place it in a freezer bag. Frozen cookie dough will be good for up to 3 months. No thawing is necessary, but you will need to adjust the baking time by 1-2 minutes.
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