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, do we have to do it again?
But since everyone just insists on having birthdays, we have to celebrate with goodies.
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 roped 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).
Soft and Chewy White Chocolate Funfetti Birthday Cookies
- 1 cup butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2½ tsp vanilla extract (yes, tablespoon)
- 1 egg
- 2¾ cups flour 344
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup sprinkles
- In a large mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer to cream together your butter and sugars until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes), scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed.
- Beat in your egg and vanilla until just combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixing until just combined. Fold in your chocolate and macadamia nuts.
- Cover with one of these reusable bowl covers, and chill for at least one hour (and up to 4 hours).
- Remove dough from fridge and allow to warm up a bit on the counter for about 10 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C and line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats.
- Use a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop to scoop your dough onto your baking sheets, leaving an inch between each. Bake for 7-8 minutes until your edges are just starting to turn golden brown. The cookies may not look done, but residual heat will continue to bake these. DO NOT overbake.
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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