Birthday Cake Cookies Recipe

Turn every day into a celebration with these delightful Birthday Cake Cookies, which capture the essence of a festive birthday cake in a chewy, delicious cookie. Packed with rainbow sprinkles and a punch of cake batter flavor, these cookies are perfect for parties, celebrations, or just a sweet treat to brighten your day.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cake batter flavoring extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup rainbow jimmies
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup rainbow nonpareil sprinkles
  • Additional sprinkles of choice as desired


  1. Preheat Oven: Set to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and both extracts.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Combine Mixtures: Gradually add dry ingredients to wet, mixing slowly until just incorporated. Increase speed briefly to fully combine without overmixing.
  5. Add Sprinkles and Chocolate Chips: Fold in the jimmies, nonpareil sprinkles, and chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop and Bake: Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop, place dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 15-16 minutes. Cookies should look slightly underdone but will set as they cool.
  7. Top and Cool: Immediately after baking, press additional chocolate chips onto the tops of cookies for extra visual appeal. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack.


  • Don’t overbake to maintain a soft, chewy texture.
  • Use room temperature ingredients to ensure even mixing.
  • Customize with different types of sprinkles for various celebrations.


Q: Can I substitute cake batter extract with something else? A: Cake batter extract provides a unique flavor, but if unavailable, increase the vanilla extract slightly or use almond extract for a different but equally delicious flavor profile.

Q: How should I store these cookies? A: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week to maintain freshness.

Prep Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • Servings: 18 cookies


  • Dessert


  • Baking


  • American


  • Vegetarian


Birthday Cake Cookies offer a fantastic way to celebrate any occasion or to make an ordinary day feel special. They combine the joy of a birthday cake with the convenience and deliciousness of a cookie, ensuring a festive treat that’s sure to please any crowd. Enjoy baking and sharing these fun, colorful cookies!

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