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All you need are 5 simple ingredients and a box of cake mix to make these delicious Funfetti Cookies! These cake mix cookies are ready to eat in under 30 minutes!
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  1. Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
  2. Why We Love This Funfetti Cookies Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. How to Make Funfetti Cookies Recipe Using Cake Mix
  6. Funfetti Cookies Tips
  7. Storage Tips
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Recommended Tools
  10. Other Easy Cookie Recipes
  11. Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

These light-as-air funfetti cookies are the easiest cookies you will ever bake! With only 5 simple ingredients and a box of cake mix, this recipe makes soft and colorful funfetti sprinkle cookies with a classic cake batter flavor, all in under 30 minutes!

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Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Did you know that you can bake cookies from a cake mix box? Take it from a cookie connoisseur when I tell you that this funfetti cookie recipe is super simple, and makes the BEST (and easiest) cake batter cookies.

These cookies are soft and light, and even though they may come from a cake mix, they are not cakey at all. They are moist and pillowy in the center, crispy around the edges, and bursting with fun colorful sprinkles.

I love how these cookies retain their soft-baked consistency with their pops of confetti colors that makes them deliciously fun to eat. From one cookie critic to another, this recipe has a more balanced flavor than your typical cake mix cookie. Because all you need is a box, a few pantry staples, and 30 minutes later, an irresistible cake batter cookie is born!

Why We Love This Funfetti Cookies Recipe

  • So easy to bake from a box.
  • Delicious with fun pops of color.
  • Only uses 5 ingredients plus cake mix.
  • Kid-friendly and approved.
  • Soft and light–no dry crumbs in sight.
stacked cookies

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Funfetti cake mix
  • Sprinkles: I used rainbow jimmies sprinkles in this recipe, but feel free to use any sprinkles you prefer.
  • Baking soda
  • Sour cream
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla

Substitutions and Additions

  • Sour cream: You can use plain greek or regular yogurt as a substitute.
  • Sprinkles: If you’re making these cookies around the holidays or you want a themed cookie, you can dress them up for the holidays by simply changing the color of the sprinkles instead of using rainbow jimmies. You can also omit the extra sprinkles if you like, although the cookies won’t turn out quite as colorful (I think the pop of color makes them look pretty).
  • Funfetti Mix: Buy the seasonal funfetti cake mix to change up the cookies for various holidays. It is always fun to make the Halloween, Spring and Christmas versions.
  • Add-Ins: Feel free to add white, dark, or milk chocolate chips, dried sweetened cherries or cranberries.

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How to Make Funfetti Cookies Recipe Using Cake Mix

This Funfetti Cookie recipe is quick, easy and deliciously fun, especially because we are using a cake mix! The bright colors, soft center, and crispy edges make the perfect cookie with the prettiest appearance.

  1. Mix the cake mix, sprinkles and baking soda until combined.
    mix cake mix, sprinkles and baking soda
  2. Add sour cream, eggs and vanilla and mix until completely combined and a slightly thick dough is formed.
    funfetti cake mix dough
  3. Drop heaping tablespoons of the cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Top each cookie with additional sprinkles if desired.
    Pro Tip: Using a 1 inch cookie scoop will bake more uniformly shaped cookies.
    6 scoops of cookie dough on baking sheet
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 9-12 minutes.
    Pro Tip: Cookies are done baking if you can tap the top of the cookie without it collapsing. They should be lightly golden on the top and edges.
    baked cookies
  5. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet before removing to a cooling rack. Plate and enjoy!
    funfetti cookies on top of baking sheet

Funfetti Cookies Tips

  • Don’t over-mix the batter. If you do, the cookies will be dense, hard, and not as delicious as light and fluffy as you want. 
  • Don’t over-bake the cookies. They will become hard and dry if you bake them too long, so keep a close watch. Take them out when they are still quite soft, as they will continue to bake for about two minutes on the cookie sheet after being removed from the oven. 

Storage Tips

  • To Store: After completely cooling, store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. After 3 days they will likely begin to dry out and lose their flavor. 
  • To Freeze: These cookies can easily be frozen if you have extras. Let them cool completely after baking, then freeze them in an airtight container for 8-12 months.
  • To Thaw: To thaw, remove from freezer and let sit in a single layer at room temperature for 2 hours before serving.
bitten funfetti cake mix cookies

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find funfetti cake mix?

You can find funfetti cake mix in the cake aisle of any supermarket. My favorite way to buy funfetti cake mix is to shop the after-holiday sales. Most holidays are accompanied by themed funfetti cake mixes which are great for holiday parties. Plus, after the holiday is over the extra boxes are often on sale for a great price. I love stocking up and using them for a quick and easy dessert when a cookie craving calls to me!
You can also follow this link to find Funfetti Cake Mix online!

How do I get the best results with these cookies?

To get the best results and the prettiest-looking cookies, you want to make sure that your oven has preheated before you put the cookies in to bake and make sure to use a cookie sheet no warmer than room temperature. If you need to reuse a cookie sheet for a second batch of cookies, I recommend putting the dough in the fridge while waiting and making sure the sheet has completely cooled before using it again. It’s not completely necessary, but it helps ensure the same results for each batch of cookies.

How do I know when my cookies are done?

When your cookies are done, the edges of the cookies will be slightly golden brown. You’ll notice the centers are still soft. Always leave the cookies on the sheet until it cools down. Once you remove them from the oven, the center will flatten out a little and finish baking.

Can I Use Other Cake Mixes For Cookies?

Yes, you can absolutely use any kind of cake mix you have on hand and follow the same recipe. Some ideas to try:
Red Velvet Cake – Use red velvet cake mix and add in some white chocolate chips. 
Devil’s Food – Toss in a few semi-sweet chocolate chips for an extra chocolatey treat.
Spice Cake – Add some of your favorite cream cheese frosting and drizzle over the top after taking them from the oven. 
Lemon Cake – If you’re looking for something light and refreshing, these lemon cake cookies are perfect for warm weather.

  • Cookie sheet(s)
  • Parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Stand or hand mixer
  • Measuring tools
  • Mixing bowls 
  • Cookie scoop
stacked cookies
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Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Serves — 30
All you need are 5 simple ingredients and a box of cake mix to make these delicious Funfetti Cookies! These cake mix cookies are ready to eat in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 28 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 15.25 ounces funfetti cake mix
  • ½ cup sprinkles
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Additional sprinkles, optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place parchment paper or a baking mat on a large cookie sheet.
  • In a large stand mixer, mix together the cake mix, sprinkles and baking soda just until combined.
  • Add in the sour cream, eggs and vanilla and mix until completely combined, about 1-2 minutes. This will form a slightly thick dough.
  • Drop the dough in heaping Tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet, or use a 1 inch cookie scoop to get more uniformly shaped cookies.
  • Add additional sprinkles to the top of each cookie, optional.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden on the top and edges. You should be able to tap the top of the cookie without it collapsing.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  • Enjoy warm or cooled!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage :
  • To Store: After completely cooling, store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. After 3 days they will likely begin to dry out and lose their flavor.
  • To Freeze: These cookies can easily be frozen if you have extras. Let them cool completely after baking, then freeze them in an airtight container for 8-12 months.
  • To Thaw: To thaw, remove from freezer and let sit in a single layer at room temperature for 2 hours before serving.
Tips:
  • Don’t over-mix the batter. If you do, the cookies will be dense, hard, and not as delicious as light and fluffy as you want. 
  • Don’t over-bake the cookies. They will become hard and dry if you bake them too long, so keep a close watch. Take them out when they are still quite soft, as they will continue to bake for about two minutes on the cookie sheet after being removed from the oven. 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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