Vegan Birthday Cake Cookies

Cookies baked with sprinkles in blue metal basket

Whether you're looking for birthday cookies delivery or simply craving a sweet treat, vegan birthday cake cookies are the perfect indulgence. These delightful cookies are not only delicious but also free from any animal-derived ingredients, making them a compassionate choice for those following a vegan lifestyle. 

So if you're looking for a simple and flavorful recipe for making vegan birthday cake cookies, then keep scrolling. We have a reciepe that everyone, regardless of dietary preference, will love.

Veganizing the Classic Cookie

The key to making vegan birthday cake cookies is to find suitable substitutes for traditional non-vegan ingredients like butter, eggs, and milk. In this recipe, we'll use plant-based alternatives to create the same soft and chewy texture without compromising on taste.


Here is a list of vegan-friendly ingredients you will need for your birthday cake cookies:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened (or any other vegan butter substitute)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (can be replaced with coconut sugar for a less refined option)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (acts as an egg replacement)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegan rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/3 cup vegan white chocolate chips

Prepare the Vegan Cookie Dough

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened coconut oil (or vegan butter) and granulated sugar until well combined and fluffy. Add the unsweetened applesauce and pure vanilla extract, mixing until the wet ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until a smooth and thick cookie dough forms.

Gently fold in the vegan rainbow sprinkles and vegan white chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Shape the Cookies

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, portion out the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving enough space between each cookie to allow for spreading during baking. You can lightly flatten each ball of dough to achieve your desired cookie thickness.

Bake and Serve

Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake the cookies for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until the edges turn a light golden brown. Be mindful not to overbake them to maintain their soft and chewy texture.

Once the cookies are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. As they cool, they will firm up slightly, creating the perfect vegan birthday cake cookie.

The Bottom Line

Vegan birthday cake cookies are not only delicious but also a compassionate choice, as they contain no animal products. They are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy on any special occasion, whether you're celebrating a birthday, organising a surprising cookie delivery for your loved one, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth. Get ready to savor the goodness of these delectable vegan birthday cake cookies at your next celebration!


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