Coconut Oil Funfetti Sugar Cookies
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Serves: 12-14
 
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups All-Purpose Flour OR Better Batter Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Coconut Oil, slightly firm (not melted)*
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Sprinkles (use “jimmies”, not nonpareils, to prevent the sprinkles from “bleeding” out their color into the dough)
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine Flour, Cornstarch, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Cream of Tartar, and Salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric handheld mixer, cream together Coconut Oil and Granulated Sugar until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Add Egg and Vanilla Extract and beat to combine, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl of the wet ingredients and stir by hand until Just combined. Do not overmix. Stir in Sprinkles.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or up to 3 days.
  5. When ready to bake, remove dough from refrigerator, and allow to soften at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes, until soft enough to scoop up with a spoon.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 1 large, or 2 medium-sized baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Taking about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough into your hands, roll cookie dough into a ball and place on baking sheet. Dough will be pretty firm and crumbly, but the warmth from your hands as you roll it will help it stick together.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are set; cookies will puff up and look slightly underbaked—this is what you want! Cookies may not spread a whole lot during baking, so feel free to lightly press down on the tops of the cookies to slightly flatten if desired. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 8-10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Store tightly closed at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  10. Makes 12-14 cookies.
Notes
*If your coconut oil is melted, stick it in the refrigerator for a half hour or so to firm up for this recipe.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/coconut-oil-funfetti-sugar-cookies/