Clarissa Dickinson

Pink Birthday Cake Cookies

Clarissa Dickinson
Pink Birthday Cake Cookies

These are my congratulations on signing the lease on your first studio apartment in NYC cookies that I made myself this past weekend and then ate on Monday after signing my lease! You can use colorful sprinkles, but given my apartment will essentially be a millennial barbie dream house, I figured pink was appropriate. These cookies aren’t crunchy or necessarily chewy like others, they have more of a soft and almost cakey texture to them while still being super moist.


Makes: 24 large cookies Total time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 2 eggs, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups flour

  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chunks

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Using a standing mixer or hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and light.

Step 2: While mixing slowly add in the eggs and vanilla.

Step 3: Sift together the baking soda, salt and flour and then add into the batter.

Step 4: Once completely combined, add in the sprinkles and chocolate chips until evenly distributed.

Step 5: Scoop dough onto a prepared baking sheet (I use a silicone baking mat) ina 2 inch in diameter balls.

Step 6: Bake for 8-9 minutes, until they JUST start getting slightly golden brown on top. If they look almost undercooked in the middle that’s fine. They’ll continue to cook a little and once they are cooled they will remain nice and soft.

Step 7: Remove from the oven and place on baking racks to cool.