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vegan cake batter cookies

Chewy Vegan Funfetti Cookies (Gluten Free)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 15 large cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These super soft vegan funfetti cookies literally taste like cake batter in cookie form! Made from scratch, no chilling time, and completely dairy free, these vegan birthday cake cookies are so easy to make and absolutely delicious!


  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, softened to room temperature but still slightly chilled
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/3 cup cake flour* (see notes for GF option)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chip
  • 1/2 cup vegan sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to cream together the vegan butter and coconut sugar until the coconut sugar begins to dissolve into the butter. 
  3. Add in the applesauce, vanilla extract, and almond extract, and cream again until it forms almost a paste.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda, and use a rubber spatula to gently fold the flour into the wet mixture, mixing it until it forms a very soft dough and the flour is just mixed into the wet.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and sprinkles until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  6. Use a cookie scoop, and scoop about 1.5 tbsp of dough into a ball. Roll between your palms and place onto the prepared baking sheet, separating each cookie about 2.5″ apart.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges begin to set and look lightly golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes. Then transfer to a cookie cooling rack. 
  9. Enjoy!


*Cake flour: if you don’t have cake flour, you can also use all-purpose flour, and sift in 1 tsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch. If you need gluten-free flour, you can use oat flour or gluten free 1:1 baking flour, along with 1 tsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 163
  • Sugar: 13.4 g
  • Sodium: 50.8 mg
  • Fat: 9.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.3 mg

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