Cake Batter Cookies {My Birthday!}

I’m getting older today!

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I’ll make this quick because I have way too much cake to go eat, but I wanted to throw a virtual shindig commemorating my sixteenth birthday with sprinkles instead of confetti. Consider this your cordial invitation.

In between bites of cake batter cookies, I’ve done a healthy bit of reflecting over this past year. Please know that I love you. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’m so incredibly lucky for the opportunity to share cookies with you in my corner of the universe. Thank you for being here. You are wonderful.

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Speaking of things that make you feel all happy, let’s talk about these cookies. Inspired from Sally‘s brilliant creation, I decided to put a healthy spin on what is sure to be a birthday classic. Because everyone knows nothing says celebration like sprinkles.

Start by whipping up your cake batter-spiked cookie dough. It’s a way of life. One can never consumer too many sprinkles.

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Taste test, scoop into cookie dough balls, sample, form into cookies, and eat. All not optional.

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Pictures don’t do them justice. 1,000 words don’t scratch the surface. Epic poetry about these cookies would be much more accurate.

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Here’s to an incredible year!

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Adapted with love from Sally.

Cake Batter Cookies {My Birthday!}

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 48 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 30

Fat per serving: 0.75 grams

Cake Batter Cookies {My Birthday!}


  • 2 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour OR 2 3/4 cup almond meal plus 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar OR erythritol plus 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or Earth Balance
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs or 1 Tablespoon egg replacer plus ¼ cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
  2. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, cane sugar or erythritol, and the brown sugar or erythritol plus molasses into the bowl of stand mixer. Alternately, you can add the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir by hand. Nothing a little elbow grease can't solve. Using the paddle attachment, stir the dry ingredients on low speed. Add in the butter or Earth Balance, vanilla extract, almond extract eggs or egg replacer, unsweetened almond milk, and apple cider vinegar and continue to stir until combined but not overworked. Stir in sprinkles.
  3. Using a 1/2 tablespoon measure, scoop the dough into balls and place on the baking sheet two inches apart. Press down into cookie shapes. Bake in the oven at 350°F for about 12 minutes. Let cool on wire racks. Devour.

Recipe Notes and Substitutions

Nutritional information calculated with white whole wheat flour, erythritol, and egg replacer.

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Do you have any special birthday traditions?

I enjoy observing the birthweek as oppose to one day. And sprinkles. I do enjoy sprinkles.



  1. says

    Happy bday my baby! Ill eat some sweet stuff in honor of you. My birthday favorite used to be lemon cake with rainbow chip frosting. I still love that frosting…

  2. Mary Ann says

    I forgot to add a birthday tradition . . . My birthday is during the summer, and growing up, I always chose to have my birthday party at Wrigley Field, watching the Cubs. My Mom was so brave, transporting the party and bunches of little girls to Wrigley!

  3. says

    AHH HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BEAUTIFUL KELLY <3 i'll eat some chocolate here in your honor! the best birthday wishes to you, you gorgeous girl <3 here's to more of your incredible wit, sass, and creativity and all round awesomeness! love you loads

  4. Ann H. says

    You made it to 16 ! and believe me the BEST is yet to come !
    If you are THIS wise NOW ….. imagine how much better its going to be down the road !
    Your creative mind and recipes have made my life SOOO MUCH BETTER !
    and i am not kidding when i say that ! i really REALLY need low calorie,no sugar, no grain recipes … and YOU CREATE THEM !
    You are my hero !
    you have brought back treats into my life that i never thought i could have again…. like all the mug cakes. Low calorie TASTY treats that i look forward to every day. and some days…. more than once a day. lol
    I really just cant thank you enough.
    thanks for keeping the calories low and the grain and sugar out of things.
    being a diabetic… i dont have a choice….. but now i do have a choice with your creative desserts !
    i cant wait to try them all.
    Have the best birthday ever and bless you for making this one persons life so much more enjoyable.
    my only birthday tradition use to be to eat as much cake as i can.
    now… with your recipes …. i can do that again.
    and for that…. i thank you !
    you are indeed SWEET 16 !

  5. Sandy says

    Time to put a line thru fifteen and put sixteen. And a very sweet sixteen you are too!!! Thank you for all your hard work. I dont always post but I’m almost always here : ) HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY

  6. Shasta says

    Thank you for this amazing recipe, and Happy BIRTHDAY! I recommend your website to people ALL the time, and love the healthy and delicious options! You are such a blessing! Funfetti is my absolutE FAVORITE- and now… i can eat it guilt-free :)

  7. Spencer says

    i usually use a tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with three tablespoons of water to create an egg substitute. i”ve never had a problem with it, but would it work in this recipe, since the egg/egg replacer is being mixed with water?
    thank you, and i wish you a happy belated birthday!

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