Holy cow, Ka Pai Cooking is officially one year old! I feel like I've been sharing my favorite recipes for much longer than that, but then again, I did start my blog two weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world...
I first started this little food blog on Instagram because people kept asking me about the food I was making when I shared it on my personal account.
At the time, I was neck deep in applying for the Marriott School of Business and incredibly overworked. My husband encouraged me to find a hobby that could alleviate some of my stress and remind me what it was like to be...me.
So I did just that - I started my food account on Instagram in January 2020 to share the healthy recipes I was making at home every week.
Much to my surprise, my humble little account grew to over 500 followers in two short months and I began to see this journey differently.
A year ago today, on April 1st 2020, my website officially launched. I finally had a space built for sharing recipes to the masses and ever since then, thousands of people have discovered my little corner of the internet and enjoyed my recipes in their homes.
Today's brand new recipe was developed just to celebrate KPC's one year anniversary, and let me tell you, you're going to LOVE these cookies.
Why? Because they're White Chocolate Chip Funfetti Cookies! It's like a slice of birthday cake, but make it birthday cake cookies!
Just like every other cookie recipe, start with room temperature butter and eggs. This ensures your batter mixes evenly and the cookies bake evenly.
I'll say it over and over until you believe me!
Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. This takes about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides to make sure all the butter has incorporated with the sugars!
Then, add in your egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract, mixing on medium speed until smooth. It'll still be a little wet, but don't worry. The protein powder will fix that!
In a separate bowl, whisk together the protein powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on low speed until just combined.
Fold in the sprinkles and some of the white chocolate chips. Et voila! Birthday cake cookies!
Use a small cookie scoop to portion out tablespoon-sized balls of cookie dough until all the cookie dough is finished (you should have about 18). Then, take one ball of cookie dough in each hand and roll them together to create a bigger cookie.
Place on a greased baking sheet (or parchment paper) and press slightly to adhere to the pan.
Note: on a standard sized baking sheet, you should only bake 5 cookies at a time (spaced like a "5" on a die).
Press the remaining chocolate chips onto the tops of the cookies.
In total, you should end up with 9 bigger Funfetti Cookies on two pans. Bake for 11-13 minutes until the bottoms are baked, the edges are set, and the middles are slightly doughy.
Bang the pan on the counter two or three times to "deflate" the cookies, then allow to cool for 5 minutes on the pan before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
If you're excited for these Funfetti Cookies, be sure to check out my Birthday Cake Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches! They take these birthday cake cookies to a whole other level!
After you make these funfetti cookies, be sure to leave a comment and rating below so other readers know that you thought! You can also tag me on Instagram so I know you enjoyed the cookies. Happy baking and happy birthday to Ka Pai Cooking!
Better than a slice of birthday cake, these White Chocolate Chip Funfetti Cookies are perfectly chewy and loaded with white chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles! Each bite tastes like the classic vanilla cake batter, but low calorie and low sugar.
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