Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies

July 21, 2015

How to Make Birthday Cake Cookies

On Monday, I woke up in a bad mood. We are experiencing a little heat wave down here in Southern California, and the thought of baking in a small house with no air conditioning literally made me want to die.

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I knew the entire week would be one massive sweat session - and I was not looking forward to it. I was basically stomping my feet and pouting around the house like a small child all morning. But then, something happened.

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Somehow, someone got a hold of my T-Swift inspired cakes, and published them on on Suddenly, my frustrations about my exsessive sweating in the kitchen were gone. It was going to be a good week after all.

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And now, I get to share these Birthday Cake Cookies with you. I have probably said this before, but this time is for real. These are my favorite cookies EVER. Inspired by the talented baker Lauren Lowstan of A Sweet Savory, these soft sugar cookies are amazing, but when you add the Birthday Cake over.

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So even if it's no one's birthday - I highly suggest you get to the kitchen asap to make these. Even if it is hot and miserable outside - they are worth the struggle. I promise.

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Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies

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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles


  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons imitation vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles


for the crumbs:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine sugars, flour, baking powder salt and sprinkles on low speed.
  3. Stream in canola oil and vanilla and turn the mixer to medium/high speed.
  4. Let the mixer run until the mixture turns into small clusters (about 2 minutes).

for the cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients and sprinkles. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter and sugar. Mix on high until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla extracts.
  5. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  6. Using a a medium ice cream scoop, scoop dough balls onto baking sheet 3 to 4 inches apart.
  7. With the palm of your hand or the back of a large wooden spoon, flatten cookies.
  8. Lightly press about 1 tablespoon of crumbs on the top of each cookie.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

*Makes about 20 cookies.

*Makes about 24 cookies

Comments (5)


08/05/17 09:39 AM

is there any way that MORE all purpose flour can be used instead of the cake flour? i don't have any cake flour and i'm kind of stuck at the house today. thanks!!

Lindsay Nathanson

08/05/17 07:39 PM

You can substitute all purpose flour for cake flour. To make "cake flour" combine 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour and 1/2 cup cornstarch. Whisk them together until fully combined.


07/31/15 04:53 AM

These look absolutely amazing! I'm trying them ASAP! Just wondered, why the imitation vanilla?

Lindsay Nathanson

07/31/15 07:21 PM

I always use imitation vanilla for birthday cake flavored things - it's a little sweeter than regular vanilla extract.


07/23/15 02:39 PM

Hey those look familiar ????????????????

Lindsay Nathanson

07/23/15 05:35 PM

Inspired by the best!

Britney Weronka

07/23/15 12:08 AM

Do you deliver? Like to the 920? ;)

Lindsay Nathanson

07/23/15 05:35 PM

I wish we could deliver!


07/21/15 07:25 PM

I want one NOW!!! This is my kinda cookie!

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