May 8th and April 4th are two of my favorite days in the entire world! Yes my friends, those are very special days to me, because those are the dates of my boys’ birthdays!!
I know it often seems like I have more kids, but that’s just because we’re always busy with something around here. Some how my two boys keep us busier than we ever imagined. You guys know how it is.
Without a doubt, I make many, many different versions of Birthday Cookies. It seems like someone we know or love is always having a birthday; especially in the summer.
Since we like giving the special Birthday Person something FRESH and home-made we know they will like, I make a lot of Birthday Cookies!
This cookie is an adapted version of a Birthday Cookie I saw and adapted for whoever is celebrating their birthday that week. The sandwich version shown in the recipe is very good, but I often make them as a single cookie, because then I make them bigger and my boys love that!
Well, my son has a birthday coming up next week and asked me to PLEASE make these Birthday Cookies for his Birthday Week!!
So here we go.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY COOKIES
1 box (regular size) yellow cake mix
1/4 cup rainbow candy sprinkles, or any sprinkle you prefer
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon milk, I used vanilla almond milk, but any kind of milk will do
1 egg, room temperature
1 can vanilla frosting, or any flavor you prefer
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon your favorite flavored extract, if you want to flavor the frosting
1/4 cup of sprinkles, any type you want to use for a garnish
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, rainbow sprinkles, butter, milk, and egg until soft dough forms. Scoop onto a baking mat with a cookie scoop, or onto an ungreased baking sheet.
2. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are set. Allow cookies to cool for approximately two minutes. Remove from cookie sheet; cool completely.
3. Place the frosting in a microwave safe bowl, and heat for about 15 seconds. Stir frosting to distribute heat evenly. Then microwave for another 10 seconds to get frosting smooth and easy to work with. You don’t want to get the frosting too hot, you just want to heat it enough to make it easy to work with.
4. Add food coloring and flavored extract to frosting, if desired. Evenly drizzle cookies with frosting, then immediately top cookies with sprinkles. Allow frosting to set before moving.
Source: Birthday Cake Cookies
MM TIP: You can certainly use a Funfetti cake mix to make these cookies. I prefer to use a regular yellow or chocolate cake mix and add my own sprinkles. The reason being the sprinkles seem brighter and don’t break as much. It’s just a matter of personal preference.
You can also use a pre-colored frosting, if you prefer. I almost always buy plain vanilla frosting, because I can color it any color I want to.