Cookies | October 19, 2020

Birthday Cake Cookies

Vanilla cookies filled with white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and sprinkles. These cookies are tender, sweet, irresistible. Switch up the sprinkles depending on the season to make these birthday cake cookies an occasion year-round.

Monster cookies next to a jar of milk.

Birthday cake cookies stacked next to a bottle of milk. The Cookes have a candle stuck in them.

What Is A Birthday Cake Cookie?

While there is no cake in these cookies, we have taken the flavors of birthday cake and inserted them into these cookies.  Think vanilla and sprinkles, but we also had to throw in some chocolate just because.

Birthday cake cookies scattered on a baking sheet.

What Do I Need To Make Birthday Cake Cookies?

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 4 oz milk chocolate chips
  • 4 oz white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 sprinkles

Ingredients needed for birthday cake cookies.

Tell Me How To Make Them!

1. In a large mixing bowl, combing butter, oil, brown sugar, and white sugar.

2. Cream together until fluffy.

3. Add in eggs and vanilla.

4. Mix until creamy.

How to make birthday cake cookies.

5. Add in flour, baking soda, and salt.

6. Mix until well combined, scraping down sides in between mixing.

7. Add in chocolate chips. Stir in.

8. Add in sprinkles. Stir in.

How to make birthday cake cookies.

9. Drop by the teaspoon onto an uncreased baking sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes.  Do not overbake.

10. Transfer to a cooling rack.

How to make birthday cake cookies.

A Seasonal Twist!

Often with these cookies, we add in seasonal sprinkles for a festive twist.  It is so fun to have these cookies during holidays!  Try adding in red and green at Christmas, or red white and blue at 4th of July!

Birthday cake cookies made with different sprinkles for different holidays.

For Halloween try candy eyes! When it comes to Halloween – try adding some candy eyes to your batter, they make them perfectly spooky!

Monster cookies next to a jar of milk.

Birthday Cake Cooke Q&A

How long to these cookies last?

Cookies last 3-5 days in an airtight container stored at room temperature.

Can I freeze these cookies?

These cookies freeze like a dream! After the cookies have cooled you can store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

What makes these cookies so moist?

Cookies are moist from the addition of brown sugar.  The molasses in brown sugar retains moisture in cookies.

Birthday cake cookies stacked on a wooden cutting board next to a jar of sprinkles.

I love cookies! Do you have other recipes?!

We sure do! Check out our:


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Birthday cake cookies on a baking sheet next to a glass of milk

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Birthday cake cookies stacked on a wooden cutting board next to a jar of sprinkles.
Birthday Cake Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
16 mins

Funfetti-inspired birthday cake cookies!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Birthday cake flavor dessert, funfetti cookies
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 314 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cu flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  1. Cream together butter, oil, and sugars.
  2. Add eggs, and vanilla. Add salt and baking soda.
  3. Add the flour gradually.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  5. Drop by the tsp onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 6-8 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Better underdone.

Nutrition Facts
Birthday Cake Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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