Single Serving Funfetti Sugar Cookie
If you’re looking for the easiest sugar cookie recipe to make, then you’ll want to make this Single Serving Deep Dish Funfetti Sugar Cookie. It’s a soft sugar cookie with sprinkles that doesn’t require a mixer to make. Option to make this recipe without egg included.
Ah Valentine’s Day. The holiday that puts extra pressure on couples and reminds singles that they are alone.
As much as I love the cuteness of it all – the red and white color theme, heart-shaped everything, desserts for two, chocolate galore – I do think it gets a bit overhyped.
Why can’t you make me a red and white heart-shaped cake in May when it’s my birthday? I like chocolate cake all year round (and don’t care what shape it’s in).
I also think it’s a tough holiday for singles like myself to handle. We go through enough challenges alone, standing on our own two feet paying our bills, let alone being surrounded by a couples-only holiday.
I used to let Valentine’s Day bother me, but over the past few years, I’ve come to peace with being single.
In fact, I’ve embraced it. I can do what I want, when I want. Nobody can tell me I need to clean up the piles of books in my living room or that he won’t eat the seafood I’m making for dinner. There’s always a bright side to every situation, even if Cupid thinks otherwise.
Last year, I embraced Valentine’s Day with my single serving chocolate chip cookie.
This year, I’m buying myself sushi and making my Single Serving Deep Dish Funfetti Sugar Cookie for dessert. Why not have a little celebration in your life with sprinkles and whipped cream with a cherry on top?
This recipe isn’t limited to Valentine’s Day either. Make it because it’s Monday. Make it because it’s Friday. Make it because you landed a big promotion at work. Make it because you just had a break up. Make it because you’re craving a cookie. Make it because you’re tired of winter. Make it just because you can.
And if you are in a relationship, don’t worry – I’m not leaving you out completely!
Although I developed this recipe to make only one cookie, you can totally double this recipe and serve it for Valentine’s Day or just dessert for two in general.
After last year’s single serving cookie success, I wanted to repeat it but with a different flavor profile. First thing that came to mind was Funfetti because how can you not smile when sprinkles are involved? The base is a soft sugar cookie made with a few ingredients whisked together in a bowl. You don’t even need a mixer!
I baked my cookie in a 6-ounce ramekin so it’s not quite a mug cookie, but if you plan on baking desserts for one or two often, I highly recommend investing in ramekins to make baking easier. Plus I have a long list of Ramekin Dessert Recipes you can make!
Mugs can vary in size and shapes, so it’s hard to say how long it might take and whether the cookie will bake evenly.
I tested this single serving sugar cookie two ways – with egg and without egg. I prefer it with the egg yolk as it results in a better texture, but it is possible to make this sugar cookie egg free if you have an egg allergy. Just note that because there is no egg, the texture is a bit more crumbly and the middle sinks. However, that just means it creates a built-in pocket for toppings. Just add extra whipped cream and nobody will know.
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Single Serving Deep Dish Funfetti Sugar Cookie
If you’re looking for the easiest sugar cookie recipe to make, then you’ll want to make this Single Serving Deep Dish Funfetti Sugar Cookie. It’s a soft sugar cookie with sprinkles that doesn’t require a mixer to make.
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 egg yolk* (see Notes for egg free option)
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sprinkles plus more for garnish
- Whipped cream and cherry, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Have one 6-ounce ceramic ramekin ready**.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar for at least 1 minute or until completely blended together (you must really whisk in the sugar or it may be grainy after baking).
- Whisk in the egg yolk and vanilla until smooth then whisk in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk in the sprinkles.
- Transfer the batter to the ramekin. Bake 18 minutes for a slightly underdone, gooey cookie texture or bake 21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 15 minutes (or to room temperature) then top with whipped cream, cherry, and sprinkles.
*Although I prefer the cookie with egg, it is possible to make this sugar cookie egg free if you have an egg allergy. Just note the texture will be a bit more crumbly and the middle sinks. Just add extra whipped cream and nobody will notice.
**If you use a different sized ramekin or other heat-proof vessel, cookie texture and baking time may vary.
More Desserts For One (Or Two)
Single Serving Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie
Single Serving Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie
Single Serving S’mores Peanut Butter Cup Brownie
One Serving Cherry Pie Ice Cream Sundae
Chocolate Chip Cookie Apple Crumble For Two
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I’m not one for celebrating the holiday since it happens to be my hubby’s birthday, so bring on the single serving cake. Pinned.
Happy birthday to him! I bet you could make this for him (or double it up to have one yourself) and stick a birthday candle in it ;)
Yet another successful single serving dessert! I’ve slacked off on my single serving recipes I need to get back on it.
The ideas just keep coming! :)
I am for the deep dish cookie because it’s Tuesday! and funfetti must makes me smile:)
Tuesday sounds like a perfect excuse for this cookie ;)
Anything funfetti I know I would enjoy. This deep dish cookie looks so delicious and I just love how it’s a single serving portion!
How can anybody not love anything as fun as Funfetti? :)
This is adorable! I love single serve desserts, and this is perfect for this weekend!
Even though I love anything Funfetti (who doesn’t?!), my brain went straight to how easily customizable this could be for various holidays…I’m thinking a splash of Baileys & Shamrock sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day, or pastel sprinkles for Easter. And since I am dangerous around cookies, a single-serve portion is perfect!
Oh I love your thinking about customizing for the holidays! The possibilities are endless :)
What a cute idea to make it single serving! I will have to try this!
Yes you do! Thanks :)
I’ve never had a problem with being single on Valentine’s Day. My beef is that it’s the day before my birthday. If I don’t plan something months in advance, I always spend my birthday alone. You lose some taste for the holiday when your birthday greetings go something like, “happy birthday. I’m engaged!”
This single serve funfetti cookie will be totally perfect for my birthday. It’s festive and just for me. Plus I can totally stick a birthday candle in it during my planned stargate binge watch.
Well happy (early) birthday to you! And definitely stick a candle in it for yourself ;D
yeahhh I’ve never had like a craaaazy epic Valentine’s. And it’s stupid that that disappoints me. Dumb commercialism!
this funfetti sugar cookie is so brilliant-I love that there’s an egg free option and that its single serve so you have no choice but to limit yourself :P
I’d rather have an epic “Valentine’s Day” on another day that isn’t February 14 so it’s more special. Gotta love business ;)
Made this yesterday and it came out so good! Best single serve cookie I have ever had :D