These easy funfetti cake mix cookies have crinkly tops and soft, chewy centers. The sprinkle-filled cookies have a sweet, nostalgic funfetti flavor. This recipe requires only five ingredients and is ready in fifteen minutes.
Rainbow sprinkles promote festive fun in baked goods, from cookies to cakes. This funfetti cake mix cookie recipe brings birthday cake flavor to rich buttery cookies. Utilizing cake mix makes this recipe a breeze. Like in mini funfetti cheesecakes, the best part of this recipe is the colorful sprinkles.
Much like a basic sugar cookie, this recipe utilizes simple baking ingredients. Cake mix combines with melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract to create a soft textured cookie with a chewy center. Funfetti cake mix already has sprinkles, but additional jimmies speckle the cake batter with color.
Colorful cookies satisfy the kid in all of us. You cannot help but smile when you sink your teeth into one of these delicious confetti cookies. Enjoy this simple recipe any day of the week, or whip up a batch for your next party.
Funfetti Cookie Recipe From Cake Mix
I am a firm believer in utilizing shortcuts in the kitchen. The easy recipe starts with a box of funfetti cake mix, eliminating the need for other dry ingredients. Extra sprinkles are added to ensure birthday cake flavor and colorful cookies. The cookies come out soft and chewy, a cookie lover's dream texture. Here is why you will love this recipe:
- Easy Cookie Recipe - Easy funfetti cookies are ready in minutes thanks to simple ingredients (only five), including cake mix. There is no need for an electric mixer; mix the cookie dough by hand.
- Chewy Funfetti Cookies - The chewy cookies have a soft texture and tender center. Equipped with lots of sprinkles, the chewy sugar cookies are a fun addition to any day and will give anyone you share them with a smile.
- Birthday Cake Cookies - This is my favorite recipe for birthday party cookies. The fun sprinkle cookies are perfect for sharing at a bake sale or any special occasion.
- Funfetti Cake Mix - One box of cake mix replaces all the dry ingredients in this cookie recipe.
- Large Egg + One Yolk (room temperature) - The egg is an emulsifier that tenderizes the dough. Adding an extra egg yolk versus a whole egg keeps the cookies moist and soft without drying them out.
- Unsalted Butter (melted and cooled) - Contrary to other cake mix cookie recipes, this one calls for melted butter versus oil. The melted butter provides the same contributions to the cookies' texture but has a more pronounced, richer flavor.
- Pure Vanilla Extract - Vanilla adds a flavorful boost to the funfetti cookie dough. For classic funfetti cake flavor, swap it for clear vanilla.
- Colorful Sprinkles - You cannot have funfetti (or confetti) without an abundance of festive rainbow sprinkles. Bright-colored sprinkles stud the dough with a sweet taste and color.
See the recipe card for the ingredient quantities.
STEP 1 - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
STEP 2 - Mix the cake mix, egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and cooled melted butter in a large bowl until smooth and incorporated. Fold in the sprinkles.
STEP 3 - Scoop cookie dough using a medium cookie scoop. Shape dough into balls using your hands. Place cookie balls onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between the dough balls. **Note: Chill the dough for 30 minutes to one hour before baking for less spread and thicker cookies.
STEP 4 - Bake cookies until set and lightly golden around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.
- Unsalted Butter - Canola or Vegetable Oil
- Pure Vanilla Extract - Clear Vanilla Extract, Almond Extract
- Funfetti Chip Cookies - Fold ½ cup of funfetti or white chocolate chips into the batter alongside the rainbow jimmies.
- Salted - Sprinkle cookies with a pinch of sea salt for a salty-sweet taste.
- Multiply - Easily double or triple this cookie recipe for birthday parties or bake sales.
- Pyrex Prepware 4-Quart Rimmed Large Mixing Bowl
- OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop
- Rubber Spatula
- Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheets
Transfer cooled cookies to an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 4 days, or refrigerate for up to one week.
Delicious Cookie Recipes
- Chewy Chocolate Sugar Cookies
- White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
- Mocha Cookies
- Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies
- Easy Chocolate Brownie Mix Cookies
- Use room-temperature eggs for the most effective incorporation.
- Carefully fold in the sprinkles at the end of the mixing process to avoid over-blending in the colors.
- Use a cookie scoop to portion the dough evenly.
- Bake cookies in a preheated oven and refrain from over-baking. These cookies can go from chewy to crispy almost instantly, so keep a close eye on them towards the end of the baking time.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Frequently Asked Questions
The taste of funfetti cookies is similar to a classic sugar cookie (buttery and sweet) but with a birthday cake flavor. The sprinkles add additional texture too.
Use any funfetti or confetti cake mix in this recipe; make sure the measurements match the recipe. You can find brands like Pillsbury in the baking aisle at your local grocery store.
Freeze cookies in one of two ways: unbaked and baked.
To freeze baked cookies, transfer cooled cookies to a freezer bag or freezer-safe airtight container. Freeze them for up to 3 months, and thaw them completely before eating.
To freeze unbaked cookies, scoop cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet into the freezer. Once the cookie dough balls have frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag. Freeze them for up to 3 months. Bake the cookie dough balls from frozen, but add a few minutes to the baking time.
Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
- 15.25 oz box of funfetti cake mix
- 1 large egg + one yolk room temperature
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup rainbow sprinkles
- Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
- Mix the cake mix, egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and cooled melted butter in a large bowl until smooth and incorporated. Fold in the sprinkles.
- Scoop cookie dough using a medium cookie scoop. Shape dough into balls using your hands. Place cookie balls onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between the dough balls. **Note: Chill the dough for 30 minutes to one hour before baking for less spread and thicker cookies.
- Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until set and lightly golden around the edges.
- Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.