The best ever gluten-free birthday cake cookies! Made with oat flour, sweetened with coconut sugar, and filled with delicious rainbow sprinkles and dairy-free white chocolate chips!
Birthday Cake Cookies
If you guys haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a “birthday cake flavored” kick lately. In the last two weeks I’ve shared my Gluten-free Birthday Cake Blondies and Birthday Cake Energy Bites, and I’m so excited to *virtually* share these cookies with you!
These birthday cake cookies are seriously one of the bests I’ve made so far. They’re made with the simplest ingredients, and are gluten-free, dairy-free friendly, AND nut free!
These cookies are seriously so easy to whip up. They take 5 minutes to make, 25 minutes to chill, and 10 minutes to bake. They come out perfectly crispy on the bottom, with that desired chewy texture.
They’re delicious on their own, or crumbed over your favorite vanilla ice cream!
What you’ll need to make best gluten-free birthday cake cookies
For these cookies, you’ll need only 10 simple ingredients. Here are a few of the main ones in this recipe:
Oat flour– oat flour is one of my favorite flours to bake with. It’s affordable, and most times can be used as a 1:1 replacement for regular flour. It gives these cookies that perfect crispy bottom, and adds a delicious nutty flavor to these cookies while keeping them 100% nut free
Coconut sugar– coconut sugar is a delicious alternative to other sweeteners. While it is still sugar, it provides a darker, caramel like flavor to any baked good
Coconut oil– for this recipe, you can use softened coconut oil or softened vegan butter at room temperature. When using coconut oil, I like opting for a refined version to avoid a strong coconut flavor
White chocolate chips
How to get perfectly round cookies
The most crucial step in baking these cookies is rounding them out after they’ve baked. This doesn’t only even out the edges, but gives you a chewy cookie texture and helps prevent a really flat one.
Here’s what to do to get perfectly round cookies:
Right when you take the cookies out of the oven, take a large cookie cutter or use the top of a large glass, and swirl the cookies around directly on the pan while they’re still hot. This will help the center of of the cookies thicken a little, giving you a perfectly chewy cookie with crispy edges.
Make sure not to overcrowd your baking sheet to leave room to swirl the cookies around!
This recipe is simple, delicious, and definitely a new favorite around here. I can’t wait to hear what you guys think 🙂