These funfetti chocolate sugar cookies are a delicious way to welcome the holiday season. The recipe is super easy to make so you can whip up dozens at a time to give to your friends and family. Once you sink your teeth into these soft and fluffy cookies you won’t stop smiling until the new year!
My favorite thing about the holiday season is all the baking I get to do! Cookies are my particular favorite, and these funfetti chocolate sugar cookies are pretty amazing! They’re equal parts brownie and cookie, with a rich chocolate flavor and a dense, soft texture. The sprinkles make them extra fun and festive, and perfect for holiday parties or gift giving.
You could easily swap out the sprinkles to adapt them to any holiday, but I think they are pretty darn cute with the Christmas colored sprinkles. 🙂 These are my older daughter’s favorite cookies in the world, and she has almost gotten to the point that she can make them by herself. Her favorite part is rolling the balls and dropping a few extra sprinkles on top. They are so simple and easy to make that they’re perfect for the busy holiday season. We enjoyed ours with big mugs of warm hot chocolate, and it was chocolatey heaven!
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Easy Funfetti Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup sprinkles plus extra for decorating
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Fold in sprinkles until well distributed.
Shape into 12 equal sized balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle each ball with a few extra sprinkles for a nicer presentation. If your dough is fairly soft, I would recommend chilling it at this point for about 30 minutes. If your dough is thick (like mine was), bake in the preheated oven for exactly 8 minutes.
Remove and let cool 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack. The cookies will look very soft and undercooked when you pull them out, but they will cook more as they cool on the pan.