Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies

Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies | Sprinkles for Breakfast

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.

Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies | Sprinkles for Breakfast

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.

Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies | Sprinkles for Breakfast

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

Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies | Sprinkles for Breakfast

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 Crumble...game over. 

Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies | Sprinkles for Breakfast

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. 

Birthday Cake Cookies

Crumbs

  • 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  

Cookies

  • 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 

Directions 

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.

Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies | Sprinkles for Breakfast
Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies | Sprinkles for Breakfast
Birthday Cake Crumble Cookies | Sprinkles for Breakfast
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