It only takes 4 ingredients to make the soft and delicious Funfetti cake mix cookies, 3 if you don’t want extra sprinkles! Start with a box of cake mix and you’ll have a sweet treat in just a matter of minutes.
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!
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!
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.
More favorite cake mix cookie recipes:
- Cookies and Creamy Gooey Butter Cookies
- Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies
- Ooey Gooey Chocolate Butter Cookies
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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Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
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!
- 1 (15.25 oz) funfetti cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 3 Tablespoons sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a bowl, mix together oil and eggs. Stir in cake mix and additional sprinkles if desired.
- 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.
*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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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.
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
Wednesday 4th of January 2017
There is just something about sprinkles that makes everything better! Thanks!
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!