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Birthday Cake Cookies
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5 from 3 votes

Birthday Cake Cookies

I hear it's your birthday!?  Woohooo!  We're gonna have a good time celebrating with these Birthday Cake Cookies!  We loaded these funfetti cookies up with colorful sprinkles and white chocolate chips for a sweet birthday party treat! Above all, these soft, thick and chewy cookies have the vanilla and butter flavors just like birthday cake so they taste like a party for real!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: birthday, birthday cake, cookies, funfetti, party treats, sprinkles
Servings: 14 ¼ cup cookies
Author: Kim Lange


  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sprinkles plus more for tops of cookies if desired.
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and both sugars until fluffy for a couple of minutes.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt until just combined. Add in the white chocolate chips and sprinkles. Do not over-mix, dough should be wet, yet crumbly looking.
  • Scoop dough balls out with ¼ cup cookie scoop.
  • Place scooped dough balls on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies 2 inches apart for 15 minutes, 6 to 8 cookies per baking sheet. Do not overbake to keep them soft and chewy style. Do not overbake, cookies will continue baking on baking sheet.
  • Let cool 5 minutes and then transfer to a baking rack.
  • For smaller cookies, use 1.5 or 2 tablespoon cookie scoops and bake for 10-12 minutes.


Add 1 teaspoon of Cake batter extract instead of vanilla to cookies if you want an extra boost of birthday cake flavor!