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Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

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It only takes 4 ingredients to make the soft and delicious Funfetti cake mix cookies. You can do it with 3 if you don’t want extra sprinkles! You can be baking these colorful cookies in just a few minutes.

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

If you are looking for fun cookies that are loaded with sprinkles, you are in the right place. These cookies are perfect for birthdays, parties, and last minute treats.

They only take a few minutes and even fewer ingredients to make. You end up with soft, delicious cookies in no time at all!

This barely counts as a recipe.  It is so easy.  And so good.  

We have been enjoying these sprinkle filled cake mix cookies for years. It all started as a last minute birthday treat for my brother-in-law.

They were such a hit, that we started making them all of the time. We have made them for several birthdays and quite a few just because-s.

Our friends lovingly call them everything from birthday cookies to crack cookies, because they just can’t stop eating them.

Luckily they are so quick and easy to make, we can always whip up another batch if needed!

Tray of freshly baked sprinkle filled vanilla cake mix cookies

Dressing Up Your Cookies

Usually we enjoy these cookies just they way they are. The sprinkles add enough fun and they taste great.

Sometimes I dust them with powdered sugar when they are fresh from the oven.  Or you could spoon a simple powdered sugar glaze on top and add more sprinkles.

We almost always make them with either a vanilla cake or a cake mix that already has sprinkles in it.

However, you could experiment with different kinds of cake mix. You could make Funfetti strawberry cookies or lemon.

Just be aware that darker colored cake mixes will make it harder to see the sprinkles inside.

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:

If you love sprinkles in your cookies, try white chocolate chip funfetti cookies. They are perfect for a party.

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

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Servings: 36 Cookies
Author: Carlee
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!
4.93 from 14 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 15.25 oz. funfetti cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil or similar
  • 3 Tablespoons sprinkles optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together oil and eggs.
    2 eggs, ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Stir in cake mix and additional sprinkles if desired.
    15.25 oz. funfetti cake mix, 3 Tablespoons sprinkles
  • Plop a Tablespoon of dough (a small cookies scoop) onto cookie sheet.  Top with a few extra sprinkles if desired.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes. You don’t want them to brown, just set.
  • Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • enjoy!


*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.



Serving: 1cookiesCalories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 90mgSugar: 6g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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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 @


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!


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!