Sprinkle Birthday Cake Cookies

These cookies are so good – they taste like birthday cake! I adapted it from Smitten Kitchen. Enjoy!

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 c cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c rainbow sprinkles

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking large sheets with parchment paper.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and whisk to blend. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and blend again. Add flour mixture and beat until well combined. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes or so before using.

Scoop balls of dough and roll them briefly in the palms before dropping them in a bowl of rainbow sprinkles and gently press down to coat the top.

Transfer to baking sheets at least two inches apart.

Bake for 9 to 10 minutes until they look underbaked, just a little brown on the the bottoms.

Let set on the baking sheet on a rack for a few minutes before transferring to cooling racks to cool the rest of the way. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.

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