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Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

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It only takes 3 or 4 of ingredients to make the soft and delicious Funfetti cake mix cookies. Start with a box of cake mix and you’ll have a sweet treat in just a matter of minutes.

Hand holding vanilla cake mix cookies with colorful sprinkles baked inside.

This barely counts as a recipe.  It is so easy.  And so good.  If you like soft cookies that come together in a minute, this recipe is for you.

They got their name a few years ago.  It was Zach’s birthday.  He was coming over to watch football.  I didn’t have time to bake a cake, let it cool and then frost it.

So, I made these instead!  Everyone loved them.  Ever since Ro has called them Zach’s birthday cookies.

Zach, however, calls them crack cookies.  Either way, they are always a hit and great in pinch!

Tray of freshly baked sprinkle filled vanilla cake mix cookies

 Sometimes I dust them with powdered sugar.  Other times I put a quick powdered sugar glaze on them.  

They are also great plain.  We almost always make them with a cake mix that has sprinkles in it.

The possibilities are really endless.  They would be great with a chocolate cake mix (especially if you stir in some chocolate chips!).

Or you could do lemon, or spice cake, or strawberry, or red velvet…  mmmm so many options!

sprinkle filled cake mix cookies on wire cooling rack.

Again, there are a million places you could go with these.  You could add any variety of extracts, stir in candies or nuts (though not for the boys in my house!)

Really the options are only limited by your imagination.  

Platter filled with vanilla cake mix cookies with sprinkles baked inside.

More favorite cake mix cookie recipes:

For another fun and colorful cookie, check out my Fruity Pebbles cookies. They have the fruity cereal baked right in.

Have you ever made cake mix cookies? What are your favorite kinds?

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Yield: 36 Cookies

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Hand holding vanilla cake mix cookies with colorful sprinkles baked inside.

It only takes 3 or 4 of ingredients to make the soft and delicious funfetti cake mix cookies. Start with a cake mix and you’ll have a sweet treat in just a matter of minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce boxed cake mix with sprinkles inside
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 Tablespoons sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a bowl, mix together oil and eggs. Stir in cake mix and additional sprinkles if desired.
  3. Plop a Tablespoon of dough (a small cookies scoop) onto cookie sheet.  Top with a few extra sprinkles if desired.
  4. Bake for about 8-10 minutes. You don’t want them to brown, just set.
  5. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Eat

Notes

*To do custom colors that match your party theme, buy a plain cake mix and stir in about 1/2 cup of appropriately colored sprinkles.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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It only takes 3 or 4 of ingredients to make the soft and delicious funfetti cake mix cookies. Start with a box of cake mix and you'll have a sweet treat in just a matter of minutes!

Thanks for sharing!

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Wednesday 4th of January 2017

These are so pretty! I hate to admit it as an adult, but confetti cake is still my fav! Pinning for later, thanks for sharing! Erica @ thefirst-taste.com

Carlee

Wednesday 4th of January 2017

There is just something about sprinkles that makes everything better! Thanks!

Jessica Jarrell

Monday 2nd of January 2017

Yum! I love that he calls them "crack cookies", that cracks me up! 😂

I hope you had a happy new year Carlee!

Carlee

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

They are soft and addicting. Good thing they are so easy to make! Thanks so much, Jessica, and happy New Year to you!

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