Birthday cake cookies

 

Don’t say I didn’t warn you about it being birthday central around here. To make things even more intense, it was my birthday this week! Woo hoo!

I made these birthday cake cookies for a friend’s brithday. Super simple and fun.

Start with a box of funfetti cake mix. I had never used funfetti cake mix before and had no idea until I poured it into the bowl that it just appears to be a vanilla cake mix with sprinkles in it. Is everyone else aware of this? Why do people buy it? Why wouldn’t you just add your own sprinkles to a scratch cake recipe? This was a very shocking thing to me. I felt like there should have been something more in the mix, like some magic. Oh well.

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a bowl, combine: 2 eggs, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla. Look, it’s like the wet ingredients are smiling at me.

Add funfetti cake mix to bowl and stir until combined.

Drop teaspoons full of dough on greased cookie sheet for bite sized cookies or tablespoons full of dough on sheet for normal sized cookies. I made the larger sized cookie.

Bake 7-9 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Let cool completely.

While cookies are cooling, make some very vanilla frosting.

Very vanilla frosting:

Beat one stick of softened butter with 1 1/2 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract until creamy. Add a pinch of salt. One cup at a time, slowly add 3 cups of confectioner’s sugar to the mix. Once combined, add one tablespoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached. I used 2 tablespoons of milk.

Put frosting in a in ziploc bag and snip the corner so you can squeeze it into a cream layer between two cookies to make a sandwich.

Once assembled, roll the cookies in sprinkles for fun-tastic decoration and another dose of sugar.

You have just made birthday cake that can be eaten with your hands while walking around.

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