If you love sugar cookies, these gluten free funfetti sugar cookies with funfetti sprinkles will be difficult to resist! Rainbow sprinkles make these gluten free cookies festive for any occasion.
Kids love the bright colors and you will love how easy it is to make funfetti cookies! This recipe also makes an incredible chocolate chip cookie too! Keep reading because I made a fun video to show you how easy these cookies are to make! Who says sprinkles are just for kids?
Why should they get all of the fun?? Well, it is time to let your inner child out to have some fun. These sprinkle filled sugar cookies are crisp on the edges and they just melt in your mouth once you take a bite. The sprinkles make these that much better :-).
Funfetti aka Unicorn Food is a fun way to add some color to your baking. I am taking the high road and not calling these cookies unicorn food because my teen daughter will rebel against them! Cookies don't get any better than these gluten free funfetti "unicorn cookies".
My daughter has been asking for gluten free cookies lately...but not any gluten free funfetti cookies. She wanted something more girly. I have to admit, I was thrown for a loop over this request. My daughter is not the pink sparkly girly type. Do you think cookies can be girly?
Are you a cookie-holic? You will want to try out all of my delicious Gluten Free Cookie Recipes! There are so many yummy choices!
What sprinkles are gluten free?
Most sprinkles are gluten free, they are mostly sugar and food coloring. What you need to be careful of is the sprinkles made in facilities that also produce wheat.
Surprisingly, Wilton Sprinkles fall into this category of shared equipment. Our family has never reacted to them, but I do want you to know as most stores carry their sprinkles.
- Supernatural Sprinkles (like these rainbows)
- Chef's Select Sprinkles are certified gluten free.
- Sweetapolita Sprinkles are gluten free and hold up well to baking.
- Unpretentious Baker Sprinkles are also gluten free.
Maybe she was just testing me :-). Regardless, she loved the cookies. (And so did her brother, who we decided NOT to tell that these were "girly" unicorn cookies.)
Do you want to know a special bonus about these cookies? They are filled with almond flour. A full cup of finely ground almond flour. Sneaking some protein into these cookies, which I love to do to, helps balance out the sugars.
If you want to try another fun cookie, give these Gluten Free Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies a try! They are another kind of sprinkle cookie that is also really good.
Just in case you are laughing at my new Wifey coffee mug, there is a story behind it. Mr. Fearless Dining is always stealing my coffee. Our mugs mostly are the same, and he "claims" he can't tell whose cup of coffee when a mug is on the counter.
Anyways, I found these Wifey and Hubby mugs at Target last week...and problem solved! He would definitely be caught red-handed if he is holding my Wifey mug!
These funfetti cookies are soft and delicious...but just a tiny bit crispy on the ends. It is so easy to make funfetti cookies from scratch, just grab your favorite rainbow sprinkles!
Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend thoroughly. Feel free to substitute coconut sugar for regular sugar. Just note the color of the cookies will be more brownish.
Add the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla to a bowl and whisk to blend. Whip until it is well blended.
Add the rainbow sprinkles and mix the wet and dry ingredients together.
Use a cookie scoop to drop the cookie dough balls onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350º F for 8-10 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack to cool.
If you love cookies, you will also want to try these Gluten Free Vanilla Wafers!
Can you freeze these cookies?
You can totally freeze these funfetti cookies! I always make a double batch then freeze half for when we are craving a treat. These cookies will last 3 months in the freezer (if your family doesn't eat them all first!) Store in a large freezer-safe Ziplock bag.
Can you use almond meal instead of almond flour?
You can use almond meal, but your cookies will turn out more grainy. Almond flour is ground much finer and is hard to detect in this recipe. Both almond flour and almond meal have the same protein content.
Can you make this cookie recipe nut-free?
You can definitely make these gluten free cookies nut-free. Omit the almond flour and increase the gluten free flour blend by ⅔ cup, so you will have 1 ⅔ cups gluten free flour blend total.
Depending on your flour blend, you will want to increase or slightly decrease the flour amount based on how moist your cookie dough is. (Some blends have a higher starch content than others and this will affect the moisture.)
More delicious gluten free cookie recipes:
- Super cookie sheet. This makes baking cookies so easy.
- I like to use these two gluten free flour blends, one by Bob's Red Mill and the other by King Arthur.
Gluten Free Funfetti Cookies
- 1 cup almond flour I used Anthony's because of the fine grind
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- dash salt
- 1 stick butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- Sprinkles lots of them 🙂
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixer, add all of the wet ingredients and mix on low until blended.
- (I am transitioning to using my mixer more. It is also easy to make in a bowl.)
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer, keeping the speed on slow.
- (In a separate bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend. Pour in wet ingredients. Add the sprinkles and mix well.)
- Add the sprinkles to the mixer.
- Drop spoonfuls of cookie onto the baking sheet.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and move the cookies to a cooling rack.
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(*This post was updated from April 2016. I added new photos and a video.)