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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
for the crumbs:
for the cookies:
*Makes about 20 cookies.
*Makes about 24 cookies
Thank you so much for answering my question! I'll be making them this weekend and I can't wait!
Enjoy! They are one of my favorites!
These look incredible! I'm a little confused about the instructions though - you say to preheat the oven in both sets of instructions but only the section for the cookies has directions for baking. Should the crumbs be baked separately? Thanks
Hi Alice! I am so sorry for the confusion. You do not need to bake the crumbs/cookies separately. You place the unbaked crumbs on top of the unbaked cookie dough and then place them in the oven together. Let me know if you have any further questions!
They are SO good!!
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!!
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.
These look absolutely amazing! I'm trying them ASAP! Just wondered, why the imitation vanilla?
I always use imitation vanilla for birthday cake flavored things - it's a little sweeter than regular vanilla extract.
Hey those look familiar ????????????????
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I want one NOW!!! This is my kinda cookie!
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