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Funfetti Birthday Cake Cookies

These cake batter flavored cookies are made without using a cake mix, then they are loaded with sprinkles, Reese’s Pieces, and more!  Funfetti Birthday Cake Cookies are soft and chewy, and are sure to make you smile!

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Soft and Chewy Funfetti Birthday Cake Cookies - Cake batter cookies (made without cake mix) loaded with sprinkles and other happy mix-ins!  #cakebatter #funfetti #sprinkles #reeses @Backforseconds

This is the perfect cookie recipe for the person who just can’t decide what kind of cookie to make. These cookies have it all!

The dough is buttery and sweet and loaded with all kinds of happy mix-ins. I used chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces, and plenty of rainbow sprinkles!

Soft and Chewy Funfetti Birthday Cake Cookies - Cake batter cookies (made without cake mix) loaded with sprinkles and other happy mix-ins!  #cakebatter #funfetti #sprinkles #reeses @Backforseconds

These cookies bake up soft and chewy and they are packed full of flavor and texture. This is the cookie to make when you have something to celebrate – it’s just such a happy cookie, don’t you think? Or maybe bake up a batch on a Monday to make it feel more like Friday ;)

Soft and Chewy Funfetti Birthday Cake Whoopie Pies - Cake batter cookies (made without cake mix) loaded with sprinkles and other happy mix-ins!  #cakebatter #funfetti #sprinkles #whoopiepies #reeses @Backforseconds

Speaking of celebrating… I have some happy HAPPY news!!!! I’m pregnant! My 4 year old daughter is SO excited, and I cannot believe that my twin boys – not even 2 years old yet- are going to be big brothers! We are all thrilled and are praying for a much less traumatic pregnancy this time around. I am already in my second trimester and have only had one stint in the Emergency Room….that’s actually pretty good for me ;)  Feeling so very thankful that even though I have been super sick, baby is healthy!! #worthit

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I do apologize for the infrequent posts and recipes, and for not visiting my fellow bloggers websites these last few months. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to run a food website and support fellow foodies when I can’t bear to look at food?? I am sick around the clock and can hardly manage to sip water let alone cook or bake. It’s really pretty funny actually. Luckily I have several recipes ready to go that I have saved up over time, so I will still be posting when I can.

In the mean time – bake these cookies and enjoy them for me :)  And to make them even more incredible whip up a batch of this frosting and make cookie sandwiches out of them!

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Soft and Chewy Funfetti Birthday Cake Cookies - Cake batter cookies (made without cake mix) loaded with sprinkles and other happy mix-ins!  #cakebatter #funfetti #sprinkles #reeses @Backforseconds

Funfetti Birthday Cake Cookies

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 7 minutes
Total time 22 minutes
Soft and chewy Funfetti Birthday Cake Cookies - the perfect cookie for a celebration! Cake batter flavored dough made without cake mix, loaded with sprinkles and Reese's!


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles
  • 3/4 cups Reese's Pieces


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350
In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add extracts, and eggs and mix well. Add the cornstarch, baking powder, and salt and half of the flour and mix again. Add remaining flour and mix just until incorporated. Stir in chips, sprinkles and Reese's.
Step 2
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookies sheet. Bake for 6-7 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes before removing from pan onto wore racks to cool.
Store at room temperature in a tightly sealed container.
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25 Responses to “Funfetti Birthday Cake Cookies”

  1. I am so excited for you Stephanie!!! Congratulations. And the cookies – YES.

  2. Ann says:

    Congrats! I can sympathize with consistently being sick. I ate crackers with one of mine it was all I could keep down. Good luck!

  3. Congratulations Stephanie! That’s wonderful news! If you ever need a guest post, give me a holler! :)

  4. These look so good! I just made some from scratch funfetti cookies last week with cornstarch. Love it! Love that you put some choc chips AND Reese’s in yours…mmmm, so good! And the filling, too! I want!

  5. madscar says:

    Love it! This is amazing :)

  6. Amanda says:

    First of all congratulations on your exciting news! Prayers for an excellent pregnancy! Second, thank you for this great recipe! My babies are turning 6 and 1 in a matter of weeks and this recipe will be put to work in my kitchen!

  7. Congrats! What exciting news! Also, love funfetti!

  8. Congratulations! I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy and baby. :)
    I’m loving these cookies. They look so soft and irresistible.

  9. Kathy says:

    Congratulations! What a blessing children are!

  10. That is SO very exciting! Sorry you’re felling yucky :(

  11. These look fantastic, I like your photography a lot. Visiting from The 36th Avenue.

  12. Oh, these look simply delicious!! I want them in my belly like now! :) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week!

  13. Tracy says:

    These look awesome! We would love to have you link this to our Saturday Link Party. It starts Fridays at 6pm, hope to see you there!

  14. Congratulations! I can so relate as I had 32 weeks of all day sickness with both my sons! Wishing you the best!

  15. These look SO YUMMY & SO FUN! Thanks for sharing, stopping by from Totally Tasty Tuesday Link Party! I am excited to be a new follower! I hope you have a FUN weekend!

  16. I am super duper excited for you!! It’s so hard to be a pregnant food blogger, for sure. I am wishing you the best pregnancy and later, the best delivery. Yay!

  17. Gabriella says:

    These cookies were delicious! I think I should have chilled the dough before baking, however; mine melted out rather flat, unlike the ones in your photos. Regardless, they were so good and I’m going to send them across the country today as a birthday gift for my sister. Hoping they survive the journey!!
    Thanks for the fun recipe!


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