Funfetti Brown Sugar Cookies

Soft, Chewy, and addicting sugar cookies made with all brown sugar and stuffed with sprinkles!

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When it comes to eating healthy, the best things to eat are greens. But I believe when it comes to baking deliciously, the best things are brown. Vanilla extract, brown butter, and brown sugar.  Those three ingredients are what take baked goods and make them over-the-top. They’re my secret ingredients that always pack a punch, and they’re what make these funfetti sugar cookies so soft, chewy, and addicting.

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…Ish. See, I was trying this thing where I browned butter in the microwave. It usually works when I use my plastic mixing bowls, but didn’t work this time when I used a ceramic serving bowl, and was too lazy to get another one that would make browning butter a little easier. SO these are made with regular melted butter, but they’re still soft, delicious, and ADDICTING. I was planning to take them into work, but I ended up being selfish and keeping them all to myself.

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We start with a stick of melted butter, and mix in some brown sugar, an egg, flour, salt, vanilla, and baking soda. We mix in some sprinkles and we’re ready to bake! I used my favorite new shortcut for chilled cookies: Freezing the dough while we preheat the oven is an easy way to chill the dough without having to wait two hours while the dough is chilling in the fridge. Scoop the dough out with a medium cookie scoop- I used this OXO Good Grips 1.5 tablespoon size scoop, which is my personal favorite- other scoops just don’t compare.

These cookies are simple classic recipe that will leave you wanting more to keep all for yourself!

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Funfetti Brown Sugar Cookies
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Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: american
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Serves: 16
 
Soft, Chewy, and addicting sugar cookies made with all brown sugar and stuffed with sprinkles!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 and ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½-1 cup "jimmies" sprinkles (amount depends on persona preference. I used a little over ½ cup and topped with more sprinkles)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Let cool, then mix in egg.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Whisk dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  4. Scoop 1 and ½ tablespoon size balls onto a plate and place in freezer.
  5. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  6. When oven is preheated, place chilled cookie dough balls onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes, or until the edges are starting to crack. Cookies will look underdone in the middle, this is okay. Let sit to finish baking on top of the oven. They will be done when the middles are firm and they are stable to move to a wire wrack to finish cooling.

 

10 Comments on Funfetti Brown Sugar Cookies

    • faith
      May 21, 2014 at 10:08 am (6 months ago)

      Yeah it’s something I discovered by accident but it totally works! I’m usually not a huge fan either but they were so good with the brown sugar!

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  1. How to Philosophize with Cake
    May 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm (6 months ago)

    Oooh yum! Brown sugar just adds that extra dimension to cookies, I love it. And everything’s better with sprinkles. :)
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  2. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry
    May 19, 2014 at 11:04 pm (6 months ago)

    I love that these start with melted butter! I can only imagine how much more tasty it would be with that browned butter, but these look so good on their own, not sure if it’s necessary! Yum!
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    • faith
      May 21, 2014 at 10:07 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks Shawn! I was thinking the same thing- with all the good flavors going on, who needs the brown butter?

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    • faith
      May 21, 2014 at 10:05 am (6 months ago)

      Thanks Dorothy!

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