Every year, without fail, people seem to always be having birthdays. It’s ridiculous. I mean, I swear we just celebrated your birthday last year, Karen, do we have to do it again? Well, apparently birthdays are an annual thing. Sometimes though cakes get boring or I need to ship something celebratory across the nation so we resort to cookies. Cue my struggle to create the perfect Funfetti birthday sugar cookies that are always soft and chewy.
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Important Tips for Funfetti Birthday Sugar Cookies
How do we get these funfetti sugar cookies to always stay soft, chewy, and essentially perfect?
Brown sugar provides more moisture to your cookie and helps it remain chewy. Trust me when I tell you that you don’t want to miss out on this ingredient.
Butter also provides the same moisture effect. It has a higher evaporation point that oils making these cookies softer than if you were to use oil.
Measure out your flour.
THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT SO EXCUSE MY YELLING! IF you don’t have a kitchen scale, you NEEEEED to measure out your flour correctly. Flour gives structure. Structure is great. Too much structure leads to hard cookies.
Now simply scooping 1 cup of flour out of your bag WILL NOT work. Depending on how compacted your flour becomes in that cup you could have 115 grams or 150 grams. THAT’S A BIG OL’ DIFFERENCE.
If you find that your cookies never turn out quite right I urge you to examine your flour measuring system.
If you don’t have the food scale, here’s what you do: take a regular old spoon, your cup, and your flour. Using the spoon, spoon out your flour and fill your 1 cup with it.
Your flour will be lighter, less compact, and much less likely to eff up your cookies.
Materials for Funfetti Birthday Sugar Cookies
Sometimes you’re not a baker. I get that. There’s always some point in our lives where we get ropped into making a birthday treat for the ones we love. And BECAUSE we love them so dearly, we agree….because ya know, we’re good people.
So, if you’re not a major baker, worry not. You don’t need much for these. Just make sure you have the equipment below.
Silicone Baking Mat – Love the person you’re baking for and love the planet. Don’t create unnecessary waste. Get yo’self some fine baking mats.
Cookie Sheets – obviously…these are important.
Cookie Scoops – cookie scoops guarantee the perfect sized cookie every single time. Uniformity is what we strive for when it comes to cookie size. This one is 1.5 tbsp which makes hearty cookies without them being too big (if there even is such a thing).
And my personal favorite….
This cute and life saving egg separator. This isn’t 100% necessary, but it is EXTREMELY helpful to get the yolk and white perfectly separated. PS. I have the fish shaped one and I’m obsessed with it…but the little piggy is even cuter!
Funfetti Sugar Birthday Cookies
- ½ cup butter softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- 2 cup flour (240g)
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg yolk
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- ¼ cup sprinkles
- ¼ cup more sprinkles for rolling
- ¼ cup more granulated sugar for rolling
- Preheat oven to 350°/180°C and line 2 cookie sheets with silicone baking mats
- Cream your butter and sugars in your stand mixer for about 5 minutes until they are light in color and fluffy
- Add in your egg, yolk and vanilla
- Slowly add your dry ingredients and beat until a soft dough forms. Then fold in your sprinkles and white chocolate chips.
- Form balls of dough about the size of a 1½ tablespoons and roll them in the extra sugar and sprinkles. Space each ball about 2 inches apart on your cookie sheet and bake these for 12 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes on your pan and then transfer them to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Sugar cookies are always a hit. If you life further than you’d like from some of your favorite people, that doesn’t mean you can just skip their birthday. Send them wishes of a good year being older and of course some birthday sugar cookies.
They’re great for shipping and are still soft when they get them! (Unless you’re sending them abroad or something….when customs takes 6 weeks I don’t think any cookie could stay that soft, that long).
So once you’ve made these Funfetti Birthday Sugar Cookies, take a pic, post it on the gram and make sure to tag me (@thefulfillmentpill)! I love seeing you creations and really, if you don’t post it on Instagram, did it even happen?
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