Whether you're celebrating a birthday, a special anniversary, or simply need a pick-me-up on a Sunday afternoon, birthday cookies are one of the best ways to help you do so! A few months ago, I wrote a blog about how Christina Tosi, opens a new window became one of my shelter-in-place MVPs for creating an amazingly welcoming and informative virtual space, known as Bake Club, opens a new window, to share her delicious recipes using her Instagram, opens a new window account. So it only makes sense that I continue my "How To" series with one of my favorite Christina Tosi recipes: the birthday cookie.
This particular birthday cookie recipe comes from Christina's recently released book, Milk Bar: Kids Only, where all of the recipes are specifically tailored to be inclusive to any level of baker and to inspire a young imagination. If you have kids at home or maybe don't consider yourself the most bake-savvy person (like I do), I absolutely recommend this book ... your tastebuds can thank me later!
How to Do It Yourself
What you'll need:
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons nonfat milk powder (okay to skip if you don't have, but totally recommend it)
- 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt (regular salt works too, just use a little less)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 sticks unsalted butter (make sure they are soft at room temp)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 (12-ounce) bag white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup sprinkles
Now that you’ve mastered how to make Christina Tosi's birthday cookie, it’s time to show off your new talent! Don't forget to share your baking creations with us by tagging @SMCLibraries on Instagram, opens a new window or Facebook, opens a new window — we’d love to see them!
Want to Learn More?
Here are some other awesome Christina Tosi recipe books you can check out from us to further your exploration:
What is your favorite cookie to make? Let us know in the comments below!