Birthday Cake Sugar Cookies

Your favorite cake during your special time of the year, your birthday,in cookie form. Giant, chewy rainbow sprinkle cookies with yellow cake mix to give you the authentic flavor.
My nephew's 12th birthday is coming up and he asked me to make his birthday cake or treat. What's better than birthday cake flavor cookies.
Anything can be called birthday cake but what has become popular is a vanilla or yellow cake with rainbow colored sprinkles and buttercream.
Some of the birthday cake stuff can be really tasty. They're a lot that just tasty like pure sugar and you don't even get any flavors.
I'm making these cookies with a little yellow cake mix,as I stated above, to give it more of the traditional birthday cake taste.
If you don't have a spare box in your pantry you don't have to add it but it give you the full flavor of the birthday cake.

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Strawberries and Cream Cookies
Strawberry Lemon Sandwich Cookies
Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies


Birthday Cake Sugar Cookies

Prep- 20 minutes
Baking- 12 to 15 minutes
Chilling- 2 to 3 hours


2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 cup Yellow Cake Mix
1 cup Unsalted Butter*, softened
1 1/2 cups Granulated Cane Sugar
1/4 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Pure Almond Extract, optional
3/4 cup Rainbow Sprinkles

*can use vegan butter

1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, yellow cake mix, baking powder and salt.
2. In a large bowl, cream together softened butter, granulate sugar, and brown sugar for 3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
3. Scrap the sides of your bowl, add in eggs one at time, vanilla extract, almond extract and sour cream. Beat until incorporated.
4. Add in flour mixture a 1/3 at a time. Mix to just incorporated. The last 1/3 fold in with the sprinkles.
5. Cover and chill in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours, can place in the freezer for 1 hour.
6. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and cover 2 to 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out with a cookie scoop or a medium size ice cream scoop. Gently roll then flatten into a disk. Chill for 10 to 15 minutes.
7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown edges. Let the cookies cookie on the sheet pan for 10 minutes then let cool completely on a wired rack. Store in an airtight container.


  1. These cookies look very festive - I love the sprinkles. Great idea to use the yellow cake mix and get that classic flavour.

  2. I love how fun and colorful these cookies are! And that they are so timeless. You can have a birthday treat any time of the year!

  3. Loving this recipe! I've always liked cookies to be a certain thickness and texture. These look right up my alley! Bonus points that these don't contain any chocolate because I'm just not a fan!

  4. YUM! those look like they would melt in my mouth, if there are sprinkles involved count me in they are my favorite!!! xo - Kam

  5. Love how colorful these cookies are! My daughter's 4th birthday is this month, they will go perfect with her rainbow theme!

  6. I like the idea of adding the yellow cake mix. As you said, most birthday cake cookies like this taste like pure sugar. I'd rather have the cake taste too!

  7. These look great. And I love the idea of cookies or cupcakes for parties more than a massive cake somebody tries to blow candles out on (but usually just spits all over) anyway

  8. These are so cute for a birthday! I love that they are made with yellow cake mix to give it a birthday cake taste!


  9. Yummy! I love sugar cookies and the sprinkles definitely make them look like a birthday celebration.

  10. I love how you added the sprinkles into the mix! What a great birthday treat...I don't know who wouldn't enjoy these!

    -madi xo |

  11. These look so delicious! My birthday isn't for 6 months but I'm making these cookies!

  12. Mama Maggie's KitchenJune 18, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Wow! These cookies look soooo yummy! My son will surely love this.


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