These simple Vegan Funfetti Sugar Cookies have crispy edges and soft, chewy centers. They’re made with pantry staples and are ready to enjoy in less than 20 minutes!
Sweet treats with sprinkles make me happy! They are so bright and cheerful. And they work for any occasion, like birthdays, holidays, or just everyday dessert or snacking.
While there are no eggs used in this vegan recipe, flour should not be consumed raw either, so if you just can’t wait for the cookies to bake, try my Edible Sugar Cookie Dough with Sprinkles instead!
Keep reading for the full recipe and information you need to successfully bake up a batch of these Vegan Funfetti Cookies today!
Ingredients you need
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Flour ~ I used all-purpose flour for convenience as it’s readily available and inexpensive.
I have not tested this recipe using gluten-free flour, although I imagine a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend would work.
Sugar ~ White granulated sugar is the best choice here for that classic sugar cookie taste.
Butter ~ Vegan butter is available in most grocery stores now. I use the Earth Balance Brand most often.
I have not tested this recipe using coconut oil, so I can’t say for sure how that would turn out.
Milk ~ I use oat milk in this recipe, but any unsweetened, plain non-dairy milk will work. Almond milk or soy milk would be great.
Vinegar ~ Don’t worry, you won’t taste vinegar in the baked cookies. This is not for flavor, but for chemical reaction. The vinegar reacts with the baking soda and provides a bit of lift, making these vegan funfetti sugar cookies the perfect amount of soft and chewy.
You can use white distilled vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar if you prefer.
Sprinkles ~ Not all sprinkles are vegan, so be sure to check labels. Sweetapolita vegan sprinkles are my usual go-to, but I have used other brands in the past as well.
I’ve used rainbow sprinkles here, the classic funfetti shape, but you can use whatever variety of sprinkles you like.
Please scroll down to the recipe card for exact ingredient measurements and instructions.
Beat the wet ingredients until combined.
Whisk the dry ingredients.
Add the dry to the wet.
Mix the dry and the wet until fully combined.
Add the sprinkles and gently fold them in using a spatula.
Note: Using electric beaters or a stand mixer to incorporate the sprinkles will cause the sprinkles to break down and the colors to bleed. For this reason, gently folding them in with a spatula until just incorporated is the preferred method.
Scoop the cookie dough and place it onto a prepared baking sheet.
Top the dough with a few extra sprinkles to make them look pretty.
Bake the cookies until the edges are just starting to turn golden.
Transfer to a wire cooling rack to set.
Storage and freezing
Counter: Store these vegan funfetti sugar cookies in an air-tight container on the counter for 4-5 days.
Fridge: I do not recommend storing the cookies in the fridge.
Freezer: You can also freeze these funfetti cookies. Store them in a freezer-safe air-tight container or plastic bag with parchment paper between the layers. They should keep well for up to 3 months.
Transfer the frozen cookies to the counter to thaw to room temperature when ready to enjoy.
Pro tips and tricks
~ Make sure the vegan butter and non-dairy milk are at room temperature before starting the recipe. Do not melt the butter!
~ Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet a little bit at a time and stop mixing as soon as it’s full combined.
~ Gently fold in the sprinkles with a spatula. Do not use electric beaters or a stand mixer to incorporate them as this will cause the sprinkles to break down and the colors to bleed.
~ Add a few more sprinkles to the top of each cookie dough ball before baking.
~ Bake until the cookies are just turning slightly golden.
~ Transfer to a cooling rack to set up before serving.
Essentially yes! Funfetti cookies are a classic soft sugar cookie with sprinkles either inside the dough or on top of the dough…or sometimes both!
These vegan funfetti sugar cookies have sprinkles inside the dough and on top. Even the sprinkles on top of the cookies are added before baking. This way they have a better chance of sticking the cookies and not falling off.
Unfortunately, no, not all brands of sprinkles are vegan. In fact, most are not, so it’s important to read labels. This article has a ton of great information about the ingredients to look out for and which brands are safe.
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Vegan Funfetti Cookies
- ½ cup (113 g) vegan butter
- ¼ cup (60 ml) oat milk
- ¾ cup (150 g) granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) apple cider vinvegar
- 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons (6 g) baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon (1.42 g) baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon (575 mg) salt
- ¼ cup (25 g) vegan rainbow sprinkles divided
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl using electric beaters, beat the butter, milk, sugar, vanilla, and vinegar. (Alternatively, you can use a stand mixer.)Mix until well combined and the sugar has almost dissolved, about 3 minutes.
- In a different bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until combined.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, about ½ cup at a time, until fully combined.
- Using a spatula, gently fold in 3 tablespoons of sprinkles. This method will help to prevent color bleeding.
- Using a cooke scoop of spoon, scoop about 1 ½ tablespoons of cookies dough and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Slightly press down on the cookie dough ball with the palm of your hand. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Use the remaining 1 tablespoon of sprinkles to decorate the tops of all the cookie dough.
- Bake for 10 minutes until the edges are just starting to turn golden brown.
- Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and place on a wire cooling rack. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition values are calculated using online calculators and are estimates only. Please verify using your own data.
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