Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

25 Cookies
20 min

Quick and easy, these soft and delicious Funfetti cake mix cookies are full of colorful sprinkles. Perfect for birthdays, parties, potlucks or a bake sale, these tasty and colorful cookies are perfect for treats at any time.

A tall stack of funfetti cake mix cookies from the side on a counter with the top cookie missing a bite and more cookies scattered around the counter.

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Why We Love Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies


  • Quick And Easy– These semi-homemade cookies bake up quick for those last-minute parties, at bake sales or a birthday party! This easy funfetti cookies recipe is always a hit!
  • Delicious Pretty Cookies – Delicious vanilla flavor and packed full of pretty sprinkles, these cookies look pretty on any platter.
  • Great For Beginners– With only a few simple ingredients, this easy cookie recipe is great for beginner bakers and baking with young kids.


Make a batch of fudgy chocolate cake mix cookies too or use a brownie mix to make brownie mix cookies. These cookies make such a great platter together with the colorful funfetti cookies.


This cookie recipe came from one of those “Mom, the bakesale is tomorrow!” moments. Quick, easy and those colorful rainbow sprinkles with a soft texture and a chewy center were a hit!


Ingredients For Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Funfetti cake mix cookie ingredients on a counter with labels.
  • 15.25 ounce rainbow sprinkle cake mix funfetti, rainbow bits, confetti cake mix or any white or yellow cake mix
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles plus a handful for the top. Use rainbow jimmies, as other types of sprinkles will often bleed into the cookie dough.


Cake Mix Note


This recipe was developed with a 15.25 ounce cake mix. Some of the cake mix brands have been decreasing the size to 13.25 ounces. If you use only 13.25 ounces of cake mix the recipe may not be as successful so check the box carefully.


How To Make Funfetti Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Line two cookie sheets of parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the Rainbow bits cake mix and ¼ teaspoon of baking powder.
A whisk mixing dry ingredients for funfetti cookies in a bowl from overhead.
  • Add eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Mix on medium-low with an electric mixer or by hand with a silicone spatula until a dough forms.
Adding wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a mixing bowl from above to mix.
  • With a silicone spatula, mix in sprinkles ¼ cup at time to mix evenly.
Mixing sprinkles into the funfetti cookie dough in a mixing bowl from above on a counter.
  • Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie dough and roll and shape dough into balls. Place cookie dough about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet and add a few extra sprinkles on top (or lots of sprinkles, they are the best part!)
Funfetti cookie dough balls from above on a counter spaced out on a cookie sheet with extra sprinkles on top of each dough ball.
  • Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes, the bottoms will just be starting to get golden. Allow baked cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!
Funfetti cake mix cookies on the pan from above baked on the cookie sheet.

Variation Ideas


  • Change Up The Sprinkles– While I’ve used rainbow sprinkles, you can use any color for any holiday or party in your homemade funfetti cookies.
  • Add M&Ms- Chocolate M&Ms or other chocolate candies on top would be delicious in these cookies. I recommend pushing a few extra colorful candies into the top of the cookies right after they come out of the oven.
  • Add Almond Extract – Sometimes I also like to add 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract also because it can make this cookie taste a little more like a homemade cookie, but it’s totally optional


How Long Do These Cookies Last?


Expect your cookies to last about three to four days when stored in an airtight container on the counter. For best results, this funfetti cookie recipe will taste freshest in the first two days.

A plate of funfetti cookies with extra sprinkles on top from overhead on a table with milk and more cookies near the plate.

Other Dessert Recipes You’ll Love


Sheetpan M&M Cookie Bars – Colorful M&M’s on top of chewy, gooey chocolate chip cookie bars. These cookie bars and so pretty and the recipe is great for a party.

No Bake Oreo Balls These quick and easy no-bake truffles have a fudgy chocolate center that is then dipped in chocolate, yum!

Banana Pudding Cookies– Sweet soft and chewy cookies full of banana pudding flavor and gooey white chocolate chips!

Recipe details
  • 25  Cookies
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Ingredients

  • ▢ 15.25 ounce rainbow sprinkle cake mix funfetti, rainbow bits, confetti cake mix or any white or yellow cake mix
  • ▢ 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • ▢ 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ▢ 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ▢ 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles plus a handful for the top
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Line two cookie sheets of parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the Rainbow bits cake mix and ¼ teaspoon of baking powder.
Add eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Mix on medium-low with an electric mixer or by hand with a silicone spatula until a dough forms.
With a silicone spatula, mix in sprinkles ¼ cup at time to mix evenly.
Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie dough and roll into balls. Place cookie dough about 2 inches apart and add a few extra sprinkles on top.
Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes, the bottoms will just be starting to get golden. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!
Tips
  • Use rainbow jimmies (the longer skinny tube shaped sprinkles.) Other types of sprinkles like the round sprinkles or the colored sugar will often bleed into the cookie dough, and are better for using on top of desserts.
  • This recipe was developed with a 15.25 ounce cake mix. Some of the cake mix brands have been decreasing the size to 13.25 ounces. If you use only 13.25 ounces of cake mix the recipe may not be as successful so check the box carefully.
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