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4.91 from 11 votes

Vegan Birthday Cake Cookies

Super soft and buttery centers with crispy edges bursting with sprinkles. These vegan sugar cookies will quickly become a family favorite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, vegan
Keyword: birthday cake, chocolate sugar cookies, funfetti cookies, vegan cookies
Servings: 10


  • 1 tbsp ground flax meal
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar I used oraganic cane sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour or gluten free all purpose baking flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp vegan sprinkles multicolored


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the flax meal and water into a bowl, stir and then set it aside to gel for about 5 minutes.
  • Use a hand held mixer to beat the butter and sugar together until creamy and smooth and then beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flax mixture to the bowl and continue mixing until well combined. Be sure to stop and scrape the bowl as needed.
  • In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sprinkles and then add it to the butter/sugar mixture, mixing until a dough forms. Use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scooper to make about 10 heaping cookie dough balls and place them on the baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Sprinkle the tops with sugar if desired and then bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes and edges just start to brown. The centers will still look undone and that's noramal, they will set as they cool. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack until cooled completely.


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