This is about cookies and the amazingness they have to offer.
Love cake? Love cookies? Sprinkles…? Then you will LOVE this recipe.
I’ve always wondered about trying this…taking cake mix and turning it into cookies. As always, this turns out to be amazing. My sister came over for her birthday dinner and so of course I had to make dessert. She loves those sugar cookies with the thick colored icing you buy from the store. I thought with it being her birthday and her loving cookies there just wasn’t a better way to make a dessert for her than with birthday cake cookies!
It takes only a few ingredients and bakes so easily. The softness and chewiness of the cookie…is heavenly. I’m so glad I discovered this recipe and tweaked it just a bit!
Birthday Cake Cookies
First begin by emptying your box of cake mix into a bowl
In a separate bowl, mix together your eggs, baking powder, and vanilla extract
Be sure to mix this really well, it will all become a solid yellow color when it’s all mixed and the baking powder is dissolved into the mix
Add this bowl to your cake mix
Take a whisk and begin mixing it up in the bowl
It will be easy to begin stirring together. However, the mix will begin to thicken and it will become harder but keep pushing!
Keep mixing, you want the dough to begin to form. Be sure to mix up all the cake mix into the batter
When it’s fully formed it will look like the picture below
Next is my favorite! Take one cup of sprinkles and add it into the mix. I must caution you, you will want to do this last and just slowly mix it in only mixing it in a few times. If you mix too hard into the dough, the sprinkles will begin to dye the dough
As I said above, just a few good mixes
I would let the dough sit out for about 10 minutes to let it rise a bit which will make it easier to roll into a small ball onto the cookie sheet.
Be sure to turn the oven on 350 degrees and slide these puppies in for 9 minutes. You want to be sure to take these out at 9 minutes, you do not want them to brown on top.
After 9 minutes, pull the cookies out and you should see what I have below!
Let them sit on the cookie sheet for about 3-4 minutes and when cool enough move onto parchment paper. As soon as you take them out of the oven I sprinkle just a dab of sugar over each one of the cookies.
The only thing left to do is grab a cold glass of milk and a couple of cookies!
These are so quick and so easy. My sister and dad LOVED these. They are so soft, almost TOO soft. You have to be careful when moving them as they break kind of easy. The most awesome thing is that now you have tried this or will try this…think of all the possibilities. Chocolate cookies, red velvet cookies with cream cheese frosting, carrot cake cookies – you can take ANY cake mix and make cookies!
My favorite thought is taking red and green sprinkles to these for some Christmas cookies! Follow the recipe and they will turn out amazing, I promise!!