Birthday Cake Cookies

by Dinner Hero on January 29, 2013

It’s birthday week here in my house.  And, it’s a BIG one!  I think it’s worth celebrating all week long.

In honor of the big day, I made Birthday Cake Cookies.  I discovered this one on Pinterest and have really enjoyed reading all the many tempting cookie recipes by Sally’s Baking Addiction.  I changed the name of these cookies just because I wanted them to be associated with my hubby’s special day.  I hope he gets home in time to eat one before they are gone.

These cookies are quick to make, but be sure to have time to let the dough chill in the fridge before you bake them.

birthday cake cookies

Birthday Cake Cookies
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  • 1 and ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 and ¼ cup yellow or white boxed cake mix
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used a blend of white and semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • ½ cup sprinkles

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed. Mix in the egg and vanilla until creamy.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips and sprinkles by hand.
  5. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour. (It may also be kept in the fridge for several days). Please don’t skip this step. The dough is fairly sticky, so you need to chill the dough so the cookie will set up and not spread too thin.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Scoop rounded tablespoons of the cold dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. Shape the dough balls taller than they are wide. The cookies will flatten as they cook. Make sure to keep dough chilled when working in batches. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly browned. The centers will still appear very soft, but the cookies will set as they cool.
  8. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen.


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