Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies are super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients! They are perfect as a party dessert or as a fun after-school snack. Make them into cookie sandwiches for an extra special treat!
These Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies are so easy and taste incredible!
Did you know that you can make cookies using your favorite cake mix? Not only does it help make things easier, but it adds delicious flavor that rivals any bakery!
You can make cookies with just about any type of cake mix including chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or using fun flavors like Funfetti.
Funfetti is a type of cake that has been around for years and is typically made with a white cake mix and colorful sprinkles. It's perfect for celebrations because it's festive, flavorful, and always a hit with kids!
This recipe uses a box of Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix to make a soft and delicious cookie that can be enjoyed any time of the day.
Love cookies? You'll also love these Striped Red White and Blue Cookies, Mrs. Fields Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (copycat), and Lorna Doone Cookies (Copycat). Serve them at a party with a bowl of Dunkaroo Dip!
Why Make This Recipe
Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies are great for parties, or to make as a quick snack or dessert.
These cookies are soft, chewy, and full of flavor.
They're easy to make with just a few simple ingredients you may already have on hand.
You can make them into cookie sandwiches using vanilla frosting for an extra special treat!
- Funfetti Cake Mix - Found in most grocery stores, this cake mix is made by Pillsbury and is a white cake mix with confetti sprinkles.
- Canola Oil - Adds a rich texture to the cookies that make them soft.
- Eggs - Also adds a soft texture to the cookies while binding the ingredients together to help them set properly.
- Sprinkles - Adds an additional fun pop of color to the cookies.
- White Frosting (OPTIONAL) - Can be used as a spread in between two cookies to make delicious cookie sandwiches.
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Prepare for baking: Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking sheet (silpat) or a layer of parchment paper. Set aside.
Assemble the cookie dough: Add the confetti cake mix, oil and eggs to a medium bowl and beat on medium speed until combined. Stir in half the sprinkles.
Roll the dough in sprinkles: Place the remaining sprinkles into a small bowl. Roll the dough into small balls, then roll in the sprinkles. Place onto the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.
Bake the cookies: Place the sprinkled cookies at least one inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Make cookie sandwiches (OPTIONAL): If desired, add a little frosting to the bottom of half the cooled cookies, then top with the remaining cookies, to make a sandwich.
If you can't find a box of Funfetti cake mix, use one box of white cake mix and 3 tablespoons of sprinkles as a substitute.
Use room temperature eggs for smoother cookie dough.
Use a neutral-tasting cooking oil such as canola or vegetable oil for the best flavor.
Do not overmix the cookie dough or the cookies will be tough. Mix until just combined.
For a fun twist, try using different flavors of cake mix and sprinkles to change up the flavor and color of these cookies!
Try adding a few drops of food coloring gel to make them a fun color.
Don't overbake as the cookies will continue to cook as they cool on the tray.
Use other types of flavored cake mix including chocolate, vanilla, lemon, or strawberry, and add 3 tablespoons of sprinkles.
Add a teaspoon of flavored extract such as almond, coconut, maple, peppermint, or lemon to the cookie dough for a flavor boost.
Fold in chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit into the cookie dough before baking.
Roll the unbaked cookie dough balls in coarse sugar instead of additional sprinkles for a crunchy and sweet exterior.
Storage & Freezing
Storing: Cooled cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
Freezing: Cookie dough can be frozen in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking as directed. Baked cookies can also be frozen for up to three months, and place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. Thaw overnight on the counter before serving.
The flavor of Funfetti is often described as "vanilla with a hint of butter." You can also describe it as a birthday cake flavor.
Funfetti is made of a cake mix that contains flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract. The cake mix also has sprinkles or "confetti" pieces mixed in.
Funfetti is traditionally a white cake mix with colorful sprinkles mixed in. However, you can also find Funfetti cake mixes that are yellow cake, and both taste delicious.
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Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
- Mixing Bowl
- Cookie sheet
- 1 box Funfetti cake mix 15.25 ounces
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 4 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles divided
- ½ cup vanilla frosting (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat of parchment paper.
- Add the cake mix, oil and eggs to a medium bowl and beat for a few minutes. Stir in half the sprinkles.
- Place the remaining sprinkles into a small bowl.Roll the dough into small balls, then roll in the sprinkles. Place onto the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- If desired, add a little frosting to the bottom of half the cooled cookies, then top with the remaining cookies, to make a sandwich.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.