Chocolate Chip and Sprinkle Birthday Cookies


Chocolate Chip and Sprinkle Birthday Cookies – Soft and chewy cookies loaded with chocolate chips and sprinkles. So fun, festive and full of deliciousness! These birthday cookies are perfect for any celebration!

Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite desserts…that’s why I had to have them on my birthday! I love this birthday cookies recipe, as well as chocolate chip pudding cookies, brown butter chocolate chip cookies and triple chocolate chip cookies.

birthday cookies


Birthday cookies

These delicious chocolate chip cookies make the perfect birthday treat! They aren’t just ordinary cookies…they are “special birthday cookies” as my kids would say. Filled with chocolate chips and colored sprinkles, these birthday cookies are so fun and festive. And they taste incredible, too! They’re soft in the middle with the perfect crisp on the outside. I could easily eat half a dozen…and I just might! ;)

birthday cookies recipe

Ways to customize birthday cookie recipe

Chocolate Chips: I used white and milk chocolate chips, but feel free to customize based on preference. Peanut butter or butterscotch chips would taste delicious too.

Sprinkles: Sprinkles add such a fun and festive feel to these birthday cookies! I used rainbow colored sprinkles, but you could add in your favorite color or even seasonal colored sprinkles too.

Candy: Instead of chocolate chips, sometimes I like to add in M&M’s or Milky Way pieces.

Cookie Cake: Try turning this birthday cookie recipe into a birthday cookie cake! Just fill a pie plate or cake plan with the birthday cookie mixture and bake. Feel free to top with frosting and candles!

chocolate chip cookies with sprinkles

Tips for baking perfect birthday cookies

  • Use a cookie scoop to ensure the birthday cookies are all around the same size.
  • I like to take my birthday cookies out of the oven when they are a little underdone. I’ll let them sit on the hot cookie pan for a couple of minutes (they continue to cook through), then I’ll transfer to a baking rack to cool.
  • Store in air tight container for up to 3 days.
  • You can freeze these birthday cookies too. Once cooled, transfer to a zip-lock bag and store in freezer. To eat, thaw at room temperature and warm in oven for a few minutes.

birthday cookies

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Birthday Cookies Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate chip and sprinkle birthday cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 167 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Chocolate Chip and Sprinkle Birthday Cookies - Soft and chewy cookies loaded with chocolate chips and sprinkles. So fun, festive and full of deliciousness! These birthday cookies are perfect for any celebration! 



  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and sprinkles. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, place the cookie dough on a baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown. They should still be soft in the middle. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on pan for 2 minutes and then remove to cooling rack.
  2. Enjoy!!

Recipe Notes

Note: Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days, or freeze.

Nutrition Facts
Birthday Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Sugars 16g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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21 comments on “Chocolate Chip and Sprinkle Birthday Cookies”

  1. Happy birthday!!! Those cookies look delicious :) I may have to cook some for myself because it’s my birthday too! Leap year babies have the best birthdays because technically we can celebrate the 28th and the 1st, right? ;)

  2. Happy Birthday! These cookies are so fun and look absolutely fantastic! :)

  3. Happy Birthday, Jamielyn! And you’re right, who doesn’t like sprinkles? They look so yummy!

  4. Happy Birthday – every birthday should be filled with sugar !!!

  5. These look deee-licious Jamielyn and Happy Happy Birthday, you “leap year baby”! Does that mean you’re only five?? ;) I have another 2/29 birthday friend. I think he’s technically only 6 now. lol Pinning these, and I hope it is another amazing year for you, my friend!

  6. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great birthday! These cookies look delicious.

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!!!  I’m a leap year baby, too!!!  I’m a first grade teacher making birthday cookies for a treat for my students!!

  8. We made these for a summer treat–not a birthday, but h my goodness, they were PERFECT

  9. These look so soft and perfect. The sprinkles and chocolate chips really put them over the top!

  10. I love a good cookie! Yum!

  11. These are so fun! I can’t wait to make these!

  12. Such cute birthday cookies! Sprinkles make everything festive!

  13. The sprinklers are the cutest addition to this! I love it. And such a great recipe. My whole family loved these cookies. 

  14. These are mouth watering! Love these party cookies!

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