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Birthday Cake Cookies (Copycat Recipe)

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I love large bakery-style cookies like Birthday Cake Cookies! But it can get expensive to go to Crumbl or Crave to get their delicious delicious cookies. So I have been playing around with some recipes so we can make them at home.

We love this recipe for the Chocolate Lava cookies and now we are going to be able to make the copycat birthday cake cookies at home with this recipe!

This Copycat Crumbl Birthday Cake Cookies recipe is full of sprinkles and birthday cake flavor! 

 

Try this soft and chewy cookie infused with the flavors of vanilla cake, topped with colorful sprinkles that add a touch of joy and festivity.

  These Birthday Cake Cookies are soft and chewy cookie with the flavors of vanilla cake, topped with colorful sprinkles!        

Difficulty:  Easy | Prep time:  10 minutes | Bake time: 14-16 minutes | Servings: 12 large cookies

 

Birthday Cake Cookies dough recipe:

  • 1 ½ c unsalted butter, softened (3 sticks)
  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ t cake flavoring**
  • 4 ½ c. flour
  • 3 t. Baking powder
  • ¼ c sprinkles

 

Cake Flavored Icing Recipe:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ c unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ t cake flavoring
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T. milk
  • Additional sprinkles to decorate

 

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment or spray with non-stick spray.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  

Add in the eggs and flavoring – mix well.

Combine with the baking powder and flour.  Stir well – scraping the sides and mixing again until thoroughly combined.  

 

 

Add in the sprinkles and gently fold in by hand. 

Measure out equal portions of the cookie dough – about the size of tennis ball and then flatten and shape into a hockey puck-looking disc shape.  These cookies will spread, so allow at least two inches around each cookie.  Bake in preheated oven for approximately 14-16 minutes or just until the center is no longer shiny and the edges are slightly browned.  

Allow to cool before decorating. 

 

 

To make the frosting: Combine the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Add in the cake flavoring and 2 tablespoons of milk, in addition to the powdered sugar.  Mix on low speed until the powdered sugar is incorporated.  If the mixture appears too dry and crumbly, add in another tablespoon of milk and mix on medium/high for about a minute until stiff in consistency and smooth.  Scrape the sides if needed and mix again. 

These Birthday Cake Cookies are soft and chewy cookie with the flavors of vanilla cake, topped with colorful sprinkles!

Once ready, transfer the frosting to a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe onto the cookies.  

 

These Birthday Cake Cookies are soft and chewy cookie with the flavors of vanilla cake, topped with colorful sprinkles!

Decorate with additional sprinkles if desired. 

These Birthday Cake Cookies are soft and chewy cookie with the flavors of vanilla cake, topped with colorful sprinkles!

Storage: These cookies can remain in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or frozen up to 3 months.  

Tips to make these Birthday Cake Cookies:

  • This recipe makes 12 large cookies.  You can make them smaller, just decrease the baking time accordingly
  • This recipe uses Lorann Oils Princess flavoring – which can be found at Hobby Lobby or online.  Other cake flavorings can be used as well.  
  • To pipe the icing, fill a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip – you can find this tip online or local store.  You could also use a plastic storage bag with the tip cut off .  

 

Yield: 12

Birthday Cake Cookies (Copycat Recipe)

Birthday Cake Cookies (Copycat Recipe)

These Birthday Cake Cookies are soft and chewy cookies with the flavors of vanilla cake, topped with colorful sprinkles!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Cookie Recipe

  • 1 ½ c unsalted butter, softened (3 sticks)
  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ t cake flavoring**
  • 4 ½ c. flour
  • 3 t. Baking powder
  • ¼ c sprinkles
  • ¼ c unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ t cake flavoring

Vanilla Frosting Recipe

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ c unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ t cake flavoring
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 T. milk
  • Additional sprinkles to decorate

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment or spray with non-stick spray.
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  
  2. Add in the eggs and flavoring - mix well.
  3. Combine with the baking powder and flour.  Stir well - scraping the sides and mixing again until thoroughly combined.  
  4. Add in the sprinkles and gently fold in by hand. 
  5. Measure out equal portions of the cookie dough - about the size of tennis ball and then flatten and shape into a hockey puck-looking disc shape.  These cookies will spread, so allow at least two inches around each cookie.  Bake in preheated oven for approximately 14-16 minutes or just until the center is no longer shiny and the edges are slightly browned.  
  6. Allow to cool before decorating. 
  7. To make the frosting: Combine the butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Add in the cake flavoring and 2 tablespoons of milk, in addition to the powdered sugar.  Mix on low speed until the powdered sugar is incorporated.  If the mixture appears too dry and crumbly, add in another tablespoon of milk and mix on medium/high for about a minute until stiff in consistency and smooth.  Scrape the sides if needed and mix again. 
  8. Once ready, transfer the frosting to a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe onto the cookies.  
  9. Decorate with additional sprinkles if desired. 

Storage: These cookies can remain in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or frozen up to 3 months.  

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