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cake batter cookies

Cake Batter Cookies

Cookies made with cake batter extract and colored sprinkles.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chilling 3 hours
Servings 24


  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted, room temperature (114 grams)
  • 2/3 cup sugar 130 grams
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons cake batter extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 190 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 /2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus a pinch (delete pinch if using salted butter)
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
  • Another 1/3 cup sugar for rolling


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and sugar. Beat with the paddle until creamy. Add the egg and beat until blended, then beat in the cake batter extract.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add to the bowl and stir until almost fully blended, then stir in the whipping cream.
  • Stir in the sprinkles. Using a small (1 inch) size cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough and put them on a dinner plate or two lined with plastic. Cover and chill for 3 hours or until ready to bake.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have ready an ungreased or parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Roll dough balls in sugar and arrange on baking sheet. Put a few extra sprinkles on top if desired.
  • Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.