Birthday Cake Cookies are soft, chewy, buttery, and filled with white chocolate chips and sprinkles. These cookies have that classic birthday cake flavor, without the need for a boxed cake mix - they're made entirely from scratch!
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Beat for 1-2 minutes, mixture will look fluffy.
In a separate bowl, whisk (or sift) together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
Gradually stir dry ingredients into butter mixture until just combined.
Add white chocolate chips and sprinkles and stir until just combined.
Cover bowl or wrap dough in wax paper. Chill for at least 1 hour (up to 24 hours) in the refrigerator. Refrigerating will help the flavors meld and also create a firmer dough to roll into balls.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove dough from refrigerator. Scoop dough using a 1.5 tablespoon scoop or shape by hand into 1.5 inch balls.
Place cookie dough balls 2 inches apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned around edges. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Your cookies will keep for 5-7 days in a sealed container. To help keep cookies fresh, you can place a slice of bread in the container with the cookies. Replace the bread slice as needed. You can keep raw cookie dough in the refrigerator for 3 days.
Cookie dough balls (and baked cookies) freeze well, up to 3 months in a sealed plastic container or freezer bag. Allow frozen balls to thaw for up to 10 minutes on the baking sheet before baking, or add 1-2 minutes to the baking time.
Try using sprinkles to match your favorite sports team, school colors, holiday colors, or the party's theme colors.