Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Birthday Cake Cookies

I love cupcakes as much as the next person, but sometimes, they can be too much - they are hard to transport, there is frosting everywhere, they get smooshed... sometimes, cupcakes are not the answer.

A co-worker was celebrating a birthday recently, and I wanted to bring in a treat - cookies seemed like the answer, but I wanted them to be special! I found the answer laying in my pantry (and no, it wasn't Toby, although that is where he likes to hide these days...).

I used the standard Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe as the base, but then swapped the chocolate chips for white chocolate chips and sprinkles. The recipe for the cookie batter is a classic, and you really can't go wrong when you start with it. These cookies turned out fantastically, and my co-worker loved them. Perfect for birthdays (or any day that needs a cookie)!

Birthday Cake Cookies
makes appx 2 dozen cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. 
  3. In a larger bowl, combine butter, sugars, and vanilla, and beat until creamy (a few minutes, at least).
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. 
  5. Slowly add in flour mixture (I usually divide into three parts) and stir well after each portion. 
  6. Stir in morsels and sprinkles. 
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. 
  8. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. 
  9. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

I love the idea of jazzing up a basic cookie recipe to give it more birthday pizzazz! Plus, you know, cookies. Automatically awesome.

Kate said...

Those look awesome! Must try them sometime!