Birthday Cake Sugar Cookies


These birthday cake cookies are perfectly soft, and just a tiny bit cakey. This recipe comes together in a flash, much faster than an actual birthday cake. So if you want something simple and sweet for your birthday, these cookies will without a doubt make your day a little extra special! 


280g (2 ⅓ cups) all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
170g (¾ cup) unsalted butter, room temp
150g (¾ cup) granulated sugar
106g (½ cup) light brown sugar
1 egg, room temp
2 tsp vanilla extract
48g (¼ cup) rainbow jimmies sprinkles

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1: Cream butter & sugars. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until light & fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

STEP 2: Add egg & vanilla. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until fully incorporated. 

STEP 3: Add dry ingredients. Scrape down the bowl, then add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix!

STEP 4: Add sprinkles. Gently fold in the sprinkles.

STEP 5: Portion & freeze cookie dough. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, portion the cookie dough and place on one baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the cookie dough for 30 minutes. 

STEP 6: Bake. Place the frozen cookie dough on one prepared baking sheet placed about two inches apart. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet, and enjoy! 

Storage Tips

Store these birthday cake cookies in an airtight container for 3-5 days. You can freeze portioned cookie dough balls or baked cookies in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. 

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