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Funfetti cookies filled with sprinkles and chocolate chips.

Birthday Cake Cookies

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies
  • Category: Desserts, Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These Birthday Cake Cookies filled with sprinkles and chocolate chips are super fun and easy to make! They are also buttery, chewy and delicious! 


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, light or dark, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 3/4 cups mini chocolate chips (or regular sized semi sweet, white, or dark chocolate chips)


  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt Set aside.
  3. Cream the sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment or with a handheld mixer on medium speed until smooth and combined.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then add the eggs and blend well then add the vanilla.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients followed by the sprinkles then the chocolate chips.
  6. Use a 2 ounce cookie scoop* to drop the cookies onto the cookie sheet. Place them 3″ apart. Cover the cookie dough balls with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour
  7. After chilling the dough for at least an hour, preheat oven to 375 F. Keep remaining balls in fridge while the first batch bakes. 
  8. Bake 11-13 minutes until edges have started to turn light brown. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before then transferring them to a rack to cool completely.


*Use a 2 ounce cookie scoop or a 1/4 cup measuring cup or a scale to measure out the cookie dough. I find using a cookie scoop or even an ice cream scoop works best. It makes the dough balls all the same size and makes measuring the dough out a lot easier.

This recipe makes 18 giant cookies. You can make them smaller if you like. You’ll just need to reduce the cooking time by a few minutes. Smaller cookies won’t take as long to bake.

The nutrition information provided is an estimate. The calorie accuracy is not guaranteed.

Keywords: Cookies, birthday cake cookies, sprinkles, funfetti