These sprinkle cookies are vegan and taste like a funfetti box cake mix!
Total Time:20 minutes
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
3 tablespoons water
1/3 cup (80 gm) coconut oil, firm not liquid
¼ cup (50 gm) organic brown sugar
½ cup (100 gm) organic cane sugar
1–1/2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
1–1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons (180 gm) all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
½ tsp cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegan rainbow sprinkles
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare one or two large baking sheets with a sheet of parchment paper.
Combine the flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl and set aside for at least five minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut oil, cane sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla, beating on medium speed just until combined, about 30 seconds. Add the flaxseed mixture and beat just to combine. Add the flour, soda, cream of tartar, and salt and stir just to combine. Add the sprinkles and stir to combine.
Scoop out small balls (I use a medium cookie scoop) of dough and place them two inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Your dough may or may not require a little bit of refrigeration so that the cookies don’t spread too much in the oven. This all depends on temp of the dough and oven. I like to test a couple of cookies in the oven to see if they spread too much or little. If they spread too much just pop the dough in the fridge to firm up a bit. Typically they won’t require any time in the fridge. Bake in the preheated oven about 10 minutes or until the cookies have set around the edges and the tops are beginning to crack.
If you don’t have a problem with using regular granulated or brown sugar, you can substitute that here, however, most standard sugars are not truly vegan. I used Wholesome Cane and Brown Sugar for these cookies.
Be sure that your coconut oil is not liquidy or melted. This recipe was tested using solid coconut oil, although there were some small differences between brands.
You can substitute GF flour here, although the cookies may spread slightly differently. Test the baking out on one or two to verify that they will bake as you’d like. If they spread too much, refrigerate the dough, and if they stay more puffed than you’d like, slightly press down on the dough balls.