I’ve never been a huge birthday person in my adult life. Once I got to a certain age, it just felt a bit indulgent to force all my friends to hang out on a random Tuesday night when everyone has extremely busy lives. We’re adults, we got shit to do. So I normally just let my birthday come and go, eat some curry, and enjoy a day where I can do whatever I want. But this year I thought I would indulge the blog more, with some birthday treats, birthday sales, and birthday stories. Is that even more indulgent than just asking a few friends to go to dinner? Probably. But here we are.

PaleOMG Birthday Cookies

PaleOMG Birthday Cookies

This Thursday is my birthday which means I’m a Taurus. And the more I look into astrology and my zodiac sign, the more I feel like I better understand myself. Sure, not everything is spot on all of the time, but it’s often pretty accurate. For me, being a Taurus means I’m obsessed with food. Exhibit A – what you’re reading right this very second, on a food blog that I’ve been writing for 10 years. I’ve literally been writing about food for 10 years straight. I’m also a highly sensitive person, in all aspects. I still get shit about that, like it’s a bad thing, but I think it’s helped make me a more empathetic person. Another Taurus trait is that they love everything luxury and indulgent, and that is definitely me through and through. If my friends are planning a camping trip, I’ll be trying to see if I can get away with booking a room at the Ritz. I’m reliable, extremely stubborn, obsessed with all things beauty, and crave comfort. So many people think that astrology is a bunch of bull, but the more I look into it, the more it helps me look deeper at myself, what I need to work on, and what I’m good at. I wish I would have had this type of help when I was a floundering teenager, back in the day when everyone would come to my birthday party.

PaleOMG Birthday Cookies

PaleOMG Birthday Cookies

But enough about ME and MY birthday, ok? Let’s talk about these sprinkle cookies. Here’s something you should know about me, since I seem to always bring it back to myself whenever I write – I LOVE sprinkles. Put some sprinkles on cupcakes, waffles, cookies, frozen yogurt, and anywhere in between; and I will be happy forever. Why though? Sprinkles don’t really taste like anything, anyways. Well, it’s all about the texture. And since I’m a Taurus and all about the food and luxury, sprinkles add a texture, they add an experience, if you will. Sprinkles add personality and I’m allll about that personality. These cookies are the perfect amount of chew with just enough crunch to them because of the sprinkles. It’s a real experience. An experience you can have any day, not just on your birthday.

PaleOMG Birthday Cookies

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Birthday Cookies

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  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add ghee and maple sugar. Use a hand mixer to beat the ghee and sugar together until smooth and creamy. Then add the egg, vanilla extract, almond extract, and beat once more with the hand mixture until smooth. Lastly add the baking soda and salt, then slowly add the gluten free flour 1/4 cup at a time, beating with the hand mixer throughout until the flour completely mixes into the dough. Fold in half the sprinkles. Place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the other sprinkles in a shallow bowl. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out 16 cookie dough balls and place them in the shallow bowl to coat the cookie dough ball with the remaining sprinkles. Place evenly throughout the baking sheet (you may need to use 2 baking sheets, depending on the size it’s size). Place in the oven to bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies flatten out and then edges begin to brown, ever so slightly.
  4. Cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack, then eat up!


*If you want to make these paleo, you may be able to use a paleo baking flour, but I haven’t tested them that way myself

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  1. Shannon says:

    Can you make the cookies with the almond extract?

    1. juli says:

      i think you meant to say without instead of with. but yes, you can make them with or without almond extract

  2. Ramya says:

    Will be making this soon can i use vegan butter and flax eggs as am a vegan perfect for my office snacks and my birthday on 19 September will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    1. juli says:

      i haven’t made the recipe that way so i really can’t say for sure

  3. Danielle says:

    I love this idea, thanks for sharing & celebrating your bday with us. Looking forward to seeing the recipes to the food to “teased” over the weekend.

  4. Ananda says:

    Disappointed there’s no beans in this recipe. J/K happy birthday!

  5. Liz says:

    Love these! My birthday (the big 33) is also tomorrow and will be celebrating with these! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. juli says:

      happy birthday!!!!

  6. Amelia says:

    These are so so so good! My new favorite cookies – really love the flavor from the almond extract. I had to substitute a few things based off what I had. So I used brown sugar instead of maple sugar then for the flour I did half whole wheat flour and half almond flour. They turned out great!

    1. juli says:

      amazing!! so glad to hear the substitutions worked out!

  7. Gigi says:

    After seeing shoppers indulging in ‘Colossal Cookies’ at a local market, I was craving a giant classic sugar cookie for one minus any cane sugar so halved this recipe to created a Colossal Cookie pan-banging style- so delicious! Bake 10 minutes, slam, then keep slamming every few minutes until your gorgeous monster-sized cookie has all of the those beckoning cracks. I did all vanilla extract (although I love almond extract), did half ghee/half coconut oil, no sprinkles. Going to try with your chocolate chip cookie cake too. Obsessed!

  8. Gigi says:

    P.S. This delicious recipe can also be used as a ‘base’ for any bakery-style cookie (since most bakeries typically use one dough for every cookie they make) & it would set up a killer Colossal snickerdoodle, peanut butter, m&m cookie as well…and the list goes on! One thing worth mentioning is that ghee imparts truly buttery & caramel-like notes so if you want to stay neutral go for unsalted butter. Doing half coconut oil which I do in all my baking will NOT have you tasting any coconut at all- promise- and the athlete in you;) may just love rationalizing this worthy indulgence knowing that there’s clean fuel in the mix. Now GO FOR IT!!!!!