Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies Recipe

This Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies recipe is simply divine! Imagine vegan chocolate chip cookies infused with colorful sprinkles! If you love gooey chocolate cookies, then this vegan cookies recipe is for you!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies
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I’ve come to a very important conclusion: there are not enough sprinkles in my life. That sounds oh, so very childish. I know. But don’t you think sometimes we’re a little better off for letting the child inside take over?

Trust me, I’m not talking about that temper tantrum-throwing 7 year old. She’s ruined many of my good times.

No, I’m talking about that wildly creative child who’s inquisitive and given to flights of fancy. She’s the one that likes sprinkles and I’m the one who wants to help her out. In fact, I decided recently to make some Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies. All I can say is…why didn’t I think of this sooner?

It’s easy to be serious. Sometimes when I drive down the street I look at the faces of the people in the cars around me. Everyone’s so serious. Well, except for that one chick who was rocking out to Heart. She was having a great time. I stayed behind her for awhile at the stoplight trying to soak in the vibes of her enthusiasm.

I’ve had too many things getting me down lately I guess.

These chocolate chip sprinkle cookies, an antidote to what’s been ailing me, have been mellowing my harsh.

Namely Marly's magical sprinkle heart

Not that I think food is the way to relieve stress. Finding healthy ways to relieve stress is important. Here are my favorites.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

I know the child in you is curious how to make this extra special Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies so I am sharing this simple recipe with the hope that you will enjoy making it as much as I did.

Step One: Cream the Butter and Sugar

Begin by placing the vegan butter, peanut butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and using your electric mixer, mix on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about one minute.

Step Two: Add Other Ingredients

Next, push the butter mixture to one side and in the other side of the bowl combine the ground flaxseed, cornstarch, plant based milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir to combine.

Now, using the mixer, slowly incorporate the flaxseed mixture in with the butter mixture. Continue mixing until light and fluffy again. Set aside.

Step Three: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and PB2 (optional). Stir to combine.

Step Four: Make the Cookie Dough Batter

Pour the flour mixture over the butter mixture and use your mixer to combine. Add the chocolate chips and sprinkles and mix some more until the sprinkles are incorporated throughout the dough.

Cover the bowl and place the cookie dough in the freezer for about an hour or fridge for two hours.

Step Five: Add more Sprinkles + Bake

When the dough is properly chilled, and you’re ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350F.

Use a cookie dough dispenser to drop cookie dough roughly 1½ inches apart on a cookie sheet. Pour some additional sprinkles on a plate and grabbing one ball of cookie dough at a time, dab the top of the cookie dough ball into the plate of sprinkles to give the top a nice coating of sprinkles.

Place it back on the cookie sheet and gently smash the top of the cookie to ensure that the new sprinkles are embedded in the cookie dough ball. Repeat with each cookie dough ball. Repeat with remaining dough.

Place the prepared pan of cookie dough balls in the oven and bake for 8-9 minutes. These cookies are best when they’re slightly undercooked so be careful not to over bake. You’ll be rewarded with a dense, rich, moist cookie!

Remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies to cool slightly before placing on a wire rack to cool completely. Of course you might want to have one (or twwhile they’re still slightly warm. You will love them!

Repeat until all the cookies are done. Store in an airtight container.

Non-food Stress Busters

  • Stroll. Going for a walk is a great way of dealing with stress. I find it also helps keep my blood sugar in check so there’s a double bonus.
  • Relax. I can sometimes pack way too much into my day. It can all be a little overwhelming at times. Giving yourself some time to relax can be key.
  • Sleep. All the experts talk about the importance of sleep these days. Here’s Dr. Matthew Walker on the Found My Fitness Podcast talking about the value of sleep!
  • Meditate. The good thing about meditation, if you get out of the habit, you can easily reintroduce it in your life. Meditation is an important part of a stress balanced life!
  • Breathe. Sometimes stress, anxiety, you name it can be relieved with just a little deep breathing. My favorite trick is to breathe in to the count of eight and breathe out to the count of eight.
  • Hydrate. Another great non-food Stress Buster is water. Sometimes I find myself living on the edge…of dehydration. If I feel a little tired or a little stressed, having a glass of water can make all the difference.
The best ever chocolate chip sprinkle cookies with sprinkles and lots of chocolate chips!

Having a cookie or two as part of a healthy diet is fine. Personally, I save my indulgences for the weekend.

Of course, sometimes I’ll get overly rigid in my diet and put an out and out ban on all sugar. That does not lead to a happy Marly. Sure I can maintain that for awhile. In fact, taking a break from sugar for a week or so once or twice a year is a great idea! I’ve seen other people who minimize sugar on certain days of the week.

Whatever plumps your cookie!

Colorful and gooey - these Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies are the best cookies ever!

Expert Tips

Use these expert tips to make these chocolate chip sprinkle cookies perfect every time!

  • This recipe calls for vegan butter. I used Earth Balance buttery sticks.
  • Leave the vegan butter out for about 30 minutes prior to making these vegan cookies, to make the butter softened.
  • Roll the cookie dough balls in more sprinkles to give each cookie a dramatic look!
  • Do not overbake these cookies — we’re going for a gooey chocolate chip cookie with this recipe.
  • Feel free to make a batch of this cookie dough and only bake one or two panfuls and freeze the rest of the dough balls for later. That way freshly baked chocolate chip sprinkle cookies are only a freezer door away!

How sweet is that!

Vegan Chocolate Chip sprinkle cookies with lots and lots of sprinkles!

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies add a little bit color and a lot fun to your favorite vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe. Easy and Delicious!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 32 Cookies
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup plant-based milk soy, almond, etc
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons PB2 optional
  • 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sprinkles (plus extras)

Instructions

  • Place the butter, peanut butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and using your electric mixer, mix on medium high speed until light and fluffy, about one minute.
  • Push the butter mixture to one side and in the other side of the bowl combine the ground flax seeds, corn starch, non-dairy milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir to combine. Now, using the mixer, slowly incorporate the flax seed mixture in with the margarine mixture. Continue mixing until light and fluffy again.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and PB2 (optional). Stir to combine. Pour the flour mixture over the margarine mixture and use your mixer to combine. Add the chocolate chips and sprinkles and mix some more until the sprinkles are incorporated throughout the dough.
  • Cover the bowl and place the cookie dough in the freezer for about an hour or fridge for two hours.
  • When you’re ready to bake the cookies, turn your oven up to 350F.
  • Use a cookie dough dispenser to drop cookie dough roughly 1½ inches apart on your cookie sheet. Pour some additional sprinkles on a plate and grabbing one ball of cookie dough at a time, dab the top of the cookie dough ball into the plate of sprinkles to give the top a nice coating of sprinkles. Place it back on the cookie pan and gently smash the top of the cookie to ensure that the new sprinkles are embedded in the cookie dough ball. Repeat with each cookie. Return the bowl of cookie dough back to the freezer while you wait for this batch to cook.
  • Place the prepared pan of cookie dough balls in the oven and bake for 8-9 minutes. These cookies are best when they’re slightly undercooked so be careful not to over bake. You’ll be rewarded with a dense, rich, moist cookie!
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies to cool slightly before placing on a wire rack to cool completely. Of course you might want to have one (or twwhile they’re still slightly warm. You will love them!
  • Repeat until all the cookies are done. Store in an airtight container.

If you like these, you might want to give my Almond Joy Cookies a try

Almond Joy Cookies
Enjoy Vegan Almond Joy Cookies as a delicious alternative to the candy bars you can buy in a store. These homemade cookies are healthier and tasty too!
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A stack of three cookies sits in front of a baking rack with more vegan cookies.

Or how about these Double Chocolate Cookies!

Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies
Delicious morsels of chocolate chips and chopped pecans are nestled in a crunchy, but tender cookie.
Check out this recipe
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Double Chocolate Cookies with Pecans

And if you’d like more sprinkles and less chocolate, these Confetti Cookies are a real show stopper!

Confetti Cookies
These colorful, fun, Confetti cookies boast tender cookies with lots of sprinkles! Serve them as is or add some creamy filling to make sandwich cookies. It’s a flavor party for your taste buds! 
Check out this recipe
A white plate has several colorful confetti cookies, sugar cookies with sprinkles baked right into the dough.

Whichever cookies you try, enjoy!

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