birthday cake chocolate chunk cookies

Today I’m writing a splurge post.  


Because these are something I don’t bake every day.

But, if I have a party to go to or a friend’s birthday, I know these will be a hit!  I recently took some to a get together and in a blink, they were gone.

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like that cake-batter flavor.


This recipe is a basic chewy chocolate chip cookie, but I add cake mix in place of some of the flour. 

Now, I admit… it is very unlike me to buy a pre-made cake mix (yet, l do agree with America - sometimes you just need that funfetti cake). 

But, this cookie is an exception.  And I throw in extra sprinkles, because remember? It’s for a party! 

Birthday Cake Chocolate Chunk Cookies 
1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1½ cups vanilla or funfetti cake mix
1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sprinkles
2 cups chopped bittersweet chocolate (chocolate chips work)
- Beat the sugar with the melted and cooled butter with a whisk or in a mixer.  Until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Add in the baking soda, salt, flour and cake mix, stirring until mixture comes together.  Fold in the sprinkles and chocolate chunks until evenly incorporated.
- Chill dough if it seems too sticky for an hour. When ready to bake preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop form dough into round balls, placing them 2 inches apart on baking sheet.  I like using the ice cream scoop for large cookies. 
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes until edges are slightly golden.  Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.  Package up and take to a friend’s house or party.  

These are a grown-up way to feel like a kid again.