These funfetti cake mix cookies are perfect when you’re craving a sweet dessert, but don’t want to put in a whole lot of effort to make it. In just 20 minutes you can have these soft, pillowy funfetti cookies made from cake mix! Do you ever find that baking makes you happy? It does for me and I think that is why these cookies just hit the spot. They are really just happy cookies! You can’t look at them without smiling!
Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
These vibrant funfetti cake mix cookies are the perfect sweet treat for all the lazy bakers out there. We’ve all been there… you get a sweet tooth and want something that hits the spot, but is super simple to prepare. Cake mix cookies are the answer to your cravings!
Just keep a few basic ingredients on hand, and you’ll always be able to whip up a batch of these 20 minute cake mix cookies whenever your sweet tooth strikes.
Don’t tell anyone, but I keep an extra box of cake mix in the pantry for those times when that sweet tooth gets the best of me!
Not only are these cake mix cookies easy to make, but they’re also so fun and colorful! These would be perfect for a kids party, showers, or even for gifting during the holidays… just wrap them up nicely and you’ve got a tasty and pretty holiday gift.
How to Make Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
To make your own cake mix cookies you’ll need a box of cake mix, eggs and oil. This is pretty standard across the board and you can make just about any flavor of cookie you’d like, depending on which flavor cake mix you choose. Mix-ins are optional, but fun… so for a chocolate cake mix cookie, chocolate chips would be a perfect addition.
Since these are funfetti cake mix cookies, I amped up the “fun” aspect by adding in even more sprinkles. The cake mix already has sprinkles in it, but go big or go home, right? I wanted these cookies to look like a party on a plate and be as colorful as possible.
I also added vanilla extract because it adds a nice flavor, but you can feel free to skip it if you don’t have any on hand.
Mix-in Options for these Cake Mix Cookies
Instead of sprinkling extra sprinkles on top like I did, consider adding different mix-ins.
- Add white chocolate chips for a funfetti double chocolate cookie
- Add dried sweetened cherries or cranberries. This will add a gorgeous color to offset the white batter.
- Add dark chocolate chips for a tuxedo funfetti chocolate chip cookie
- Roll the entire cookie ball into the funfetti sprinkles so they are completely covered prior to baking.
- Mix in a ¼ cup peanut butter chips with a ¼ cup milk chocolate chips. I haven’t tried the Heath chips but I imagine that they would be fun.
Allow your imagination to run wild here. Cake mix cookies are so much fun to make plus they are so cheap!
I like to always refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes before I bake because it leads to bigger, puffier cookies. Flattened cookies still taste amazing but I think keeping them fluffy is worth the extra 30 minutes here. I know I’ll be happier.
I love the use of parchment paper or a silpat sheet on my sheet pan to bake the cookies. Parchment is great and readily available in the wrap aisle at your grocery store. The cookies won’t stick and it makes for simple clean up – and I love saving time in clean-up. The silpat sheets are fantastic because you don’t need to throw anything away. They are completely reusable. I also don’t have to spray the pan with non stick spray. Silpats are simple to clean up with hot soapy water.
You can use room temperature butter for these cookies as a substitute for the oil. Don’t use melted butter as your cookies will run. The room temperature butter will take a normal cake mix cookie to the next level and no one will be able to tell that these came from a cake mix!
If you like to use extracts, this is a great time to bring out the lemon or the mint. Both will blend well with the vanilla cake mix and not conflict with the flavors. Just use a couple of drops to see how you like the flavor.
Someone asked if you use the ingredients listed here IN ADDITION to the the ingredients on the back of the box. The answer is nope! Take the dry cake mix that is in the bag and add the ingredients listed in the recipe card below. Omit all the other ingredients listed on the back of the box. Message if you have questions!
Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
These funfetti cake mix cookies are perfect when you're craving a sweet dessert, but don't want to put in a whole lot of effort to make it. In just 20 minutes you can have these soft, pillowy funfetti cookies made from cake mix!
- 15 oz. Box Funfetti Cake Mix
- 2 Eggs
- ⅓ cup Canola Oil
- 1 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
- ¼ cup Sprinkles plus additional for topping
- Preheat oven to 375F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
- Add cake mix, eggs, canola oil and vanilla to a large bowl. Mix well until the dry cake mix has been completely incorporated.
- Gently fold the sprinkles into the batter.
Spray hands with nonstick spray. Roll dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet at least 1" apart to allow the cookies room to expand.
Top each dough ball with additional sprinkles and gently pat sprinkles into tops of cookies before baking.
Bake for 10 to 11 minutes. Cookies will be a bit soft to handle, but they’ll firm up a bit as they cool. Bottoms should be lightly golden. Let cool before enjoying.