Birthday Cake Cookies
Did you ever buy those amazing cookies at the grocery store that come in plastic containers? They are slathered in frosting and sprinkles! You can find them right by the door when you walk in. They’re usually iced in different colors depending on the season. There are Christmas cookies slathered with red and green frosting. Easter cookies colored in yellow, blue, green with beautiful colored sprinkles that makes you want to buy two dozen instead of one. The Valentine cookies with red, pink and white frosting and heart sprinkles are my favorite. Valentine’s Day screams chocolate and sugar. Something about red makes us all crave food and the season helps us buy things would never dream of. Oh yes, and then there’s St. Patrick’s Day with the Green frosting with Shamrock sprinkles.
So, I hope I’ve got you interested in those tasty yummy bakery cookies enough to have you make your own! Can you believe there are only 3 ingredients and they are super simple to make! Whenever you get that craving, forget the store and open up your kitchen pantry. Of course another special edition to your now “better than the bakery cookies” is… Italian Buttercream Frosting! Click on the link to get your exclusive recipe. You will NEVER want to go back to regular lard icing once you taste Italian Buttercream. You can’t beat that silky smooth, buttery frosting flavor on top of that delicious cookie. Oh yes, you can even add sprinkles!
Are you still with me? Hoping so. Here’s the secret recipe. I said earlier there are 3 ingredients. Take a box of white cake mix. I personally like Pillsbury but anything you like will work. Next, you’ll need 3 eggs at room temperature. Add 1/2 cup oil and whalah, you’ve got the 3 secret ingredients.
Do not follow the directions on the cake box. Do this instead:
Mix the cake mix, eggs and oil in a large bowl. Mix with hand mixer for 2-3 minutes
Put a little oil on your fingers and use a spoon to drop the batter on parchment paper covered cookie sheet. The oil will help to keep the batter from sticking to your fingers.
The cookies will not spread much. Flatten them with the spoon.
Bake at 350 F for 8 minutes. Don’t let the cookies brown.
Let the cookies cool. Frost and sprinkle as desired!
Frosted with Italian Buttercream Frosting! It’s like heaven on a cookie!
add that magic touch making it look like the cookies in the bakery!