Birthday Cookies with Sprinkles

Geburtstags-Cookies mit Zuckerstreuseln

Cookies can be eaten any time of the year, at least in my opinion. And for that reason I am presenting today birthday sprinkles cookies, just because. They are so colorful and happy, just the way I like them, with sprinkles. For some reason I never seem to need my sprinkles other than for Christmas, so these are perfect to finally us some of the sprinkles.

Geburtstags-Cookies mit ZuckerstreuselnRecently I had my third blog birthday and made a fancy strawberry elderflower cake, but this time I thought I wanted to keep it simple. Something you can whip up quickly and serve to guests in a jiffy. I do enjoy these cookies because they are soft and chewy. Exactly the way I like them. So delicious, you need to give them a try. I also love the fact that they contain chocolate chips AND sprinkles, what better mixture can you think of? They do bring back childhood memories. And on top of that, you can make them with children, you don’t even require a mixer.

Geburtstags-Cookies mit ZuckerstreuselnSo let’s pull out the bowl and let’s get going, in about 10-15 minutes you will have them prepared, you just need to chill them for a bit before you can bake them. But if you need a cookie with a bit of sparkle and color, this should be your cookie of choice.

Geburtstags-Cookies mit ZuckerstreuselnCredit: Slightly adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Birthday Sprinkles Cookies

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Serves: 18 - 20 cookies
Cooking Time: 10 min preparation + 1 hour chilling time + 10-14min baking time

These sprinkles cookies are perfect for any birthday. You don't even need a mixer and can easily prepare them with children.

Ingredients

  • 170 grams of unsalted butter
  • 120 grams of brown sugar
  • 70 grams of regular sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, see here how to make your own
  • 280 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 160 grams of chocolate chips
  • 100 grams of sprinkles

Instructions

1

Melt the butter in a small pot on the stove or in the microwave. Put sugars in a large bowl and add the melted butter. Stir with a spoon to cool off a bit.

2

First add the egg and then incorporate the egg yolk and the vanilla. Mix flour, cornstarch and baking soda on top and mix until a homogeneous dough is formed. Fold in chocolate chips and sprinkles.

3

Chill cookie dough for at least half an hour in the fridge. Dough can be kept in the fridge for up to three days.

4

Take dough out of the fridge and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

5

Form balls the size of a golf ball with your hands and put about 8 to 9 cookies on the first baking sheet. The cookie dough may feel a bit hard to work with, especially if you left the dough in the fridge over night. This is normal. The warmth of your hand will make it easier to form the cookie balls.

6

Bake cookies between 10-14 minutes. The edges should be browned, yet the center still soft. Check your oven. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. I usually save a few chocolate chips and put them into the cookies while they are cooling off. Repeat with second batch.

Notes

Chilling is mandatory for these cookies. At least one hour helps for the cookies not to spread as much. If you are desperate, chill for half an hour. You can freeze this cookie at two stages. Either you prepare the dough, roll the cookies individually and then freeze the cookie balls. Or you bake the cookies and freeze the cookies already baked. If you do freeze while still a dough, you have to add a few minutes to the baking time. I don't recommend using margarine. The buttery taste makes them super delicious. Yes, you can go crazy. I have added salted peanuts, sea salt, M&Ms or chopped up the leftover Christmas or Easter chocolate to add to these cookies and all additions taste great. Feel free to adapt.

Geburtstags-Cookies mit Zuckerstreuseln

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathrina
    Friday March 13th, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    Liebe Jenny,
    vielen herzlichen Dank für diese tollen, farbenfrohen Cookies. Die wären jetzt wirklich genau richtig. Für den nächsten Bloggeburtstag planen wir eine gemeinsame Feier. Die Idee gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Hab ein schönes Wochenende,
    liebe Grüße,
    Kathrina

    • Reply
      Jenny
      Friday March 13th, 2020 at 01:52 PM

      Da freue ich mich auch schon drauf!

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