Birthday cake cookies because life is a party! But really these cookies are great for birthdays but also make for a fun, tasty treat any day of the year, no birthday necessary!
Refined Sugar + Grain+ Dairy-Free
I wanted to add a healthier twist to these cookies so I used coconut sugar as the sweetener of choice. You can easily sub Lakanto in this recipe to make it lower sugar as well. To make this recipe grain-free I used almond flour & coconut flour as the flour in this recipe. We are also keeping this dairy-free by using coconut oil, but feel free to use butter or ghee as well, which should also work!
Quick + Easy
These cookies require minimal prep & only a few basic ingredients. The toughest thing about them is chilling them in the fridge before baking (it’s the toughest because it’s hard to wait)!
Healthy Treats All Week
I love making a batch of these on the weekend for my lunches & treats throughout the week. I don’t know about you guys but I love ending my meals with a little something sweet & these cookies do the trick for me!
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These healthier birthday cake cookies are delicious no matter the occasion! They only require 10 ingredients & can be whipped up in under 20 minutes! Made with grain-free, dairy-free & refined sugar-free ingredients!
- 1 cup Almond flour
- 1/4 cup Coconut oil, softened (or butter/ghee)
- 1/2 cup Coconut sugar (use Lakanto for a lower sugar option)
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1/4 tsp Pink salt
- 1 tsp Almond extract
- 2 tbsp Coconut flour
- 1/3 cup collagen peptides, optional*
- 1/4 cup White chocolate chips (use dairy-free if desired)
- Sprinkles, to top off if desired*
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F & line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
With an electric beater or stand mixer (or by hand using a spatula) beat the coconut oil & coconut sugar together.
Add the rest of the ingredients for the cookies to combine & mix until everything is well incorporated.
Let sit in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
Roll a spoonful of the batter into a ball.
Place the balls on your prepared baking tray, pressing down slightly. I like to add a couple chocolate chips to the top & then a few sprinkles to each cookie before baking.
Bake for 9-12 minutes, remove from the oven & let cool slightly on the pan for at least 10 minutes. This gives a super fudgey final cookie. If you want a crunchier cookie, bake for 15 minutes.
*To keep this recipe dairy-free, make sure to use dairy-free white chocolate or dark chocolate chips.
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