Funfetti Celebration Cookies

A party in a cookie! A chewy, brown sugar cookie get pumped up with Funfetti cake mix, birthday cake oreos, sprinkles, and white and semisweet chocolate. Perfect for your next birthday celebration!

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I've said it before and I'll say it again (right here) (right now) - I LOVE making my own birthday treats.

I don't think it's "sad" as the haterz say - I think it's so much fun to whip up something totally over the top and have a blast in the kitchen, doing what I love most - baking and experimenting! So, when I turned 24 this past Friday, I knew I needed to get my hands dirty in the kitchen and make something festive. As such, these funfetti cookies were born, with ALL the bells, whistles, and chocolate. Yum.

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You see, my birthday didn't get off to the most glamorous start. After feeling incredibly sick all day on Thursday, I mustered up the strength to go host trivia at Roofers Union. Since I hadn't really eaten all day, I decided I would have one drink max and then go to bed.

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^Things that work for people who don't have my friends. Because, amazing humans that they are, they took me out on a little bar crawl of Adams Morgan post-trivia... and drinking on an empty stomach led to me spending all of my birthday feeling like I had been hit by a bus. Yay.

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Luckily, I work from home on Fridays, so I was able to get work done through my struggle, then pull myself together enough to get dinner and margs at Lauriol Plaza with my friends Amanda and Chris. Post-two pitchers of sangrita swirl, we headed back to my place to pregame, then to a birthday party at Saufhaus before I died and needed to go home to repeat the whole hangover process again the next day. What can I say? I make good choices.

What I will say is that, after two days of not being able to eat or to keep food down, these cookies were HEAVENLY. And I implore you to make them, whether you're celebrating a birthday, a recovery from a massive hangover, or just the fact that you made it through another week.

Funfetti Celebration Cookies

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To make these cookies, you will need:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup funfetti cake mix
- 1/2 t baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 cup birthday cake oreos, crushed into chunks
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup sprinkles

Begin by preheating your oven to 350F and lining a baking sheet with Silpat or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine your butter and sugar and mix vigorously until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix well to combine fully.

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In a separate, small bowl, whisk together your flour, funfetti cake mix, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold this mixture into the butter mixture, mixing just until no streaks of flour remain.

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Into this mixture, add the crushed oreos, sprinkles, and both types of chocolate. Stir gently to combine, then scoop onto the prepared baking sheet, using a cookie scoop or a spoon to create uniform cookies. Bake for 10-11 minutes, until golden brown around the outside.

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Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. Then, dig in! It'll be a party, no matter the occasion.

XOXO,
Jess