Sweet cookies made with cake mix to taste like you were licking a bowl of cake batter.

Total Time: 30 minutes
Cake Batter Funfetti Cookies

These were a fun cookie to make.

Cake Batter Funfetti Cookies

My daughter's 8th birthday was not too long ago and of course we had a party. I didn't just want there to be cake and ice cream, ya know, the usual party stuff, I wanted something else fun that everyone would enjoy. I ended up having some extra cake mix left over from something… I have NO clue what or how I would have extra cake mix, but I did. Weird. So I went to Pinterest to find a recipe that used cake mix in the batter of the cookie.

Cake Batter Funfetti Cookies

I found a recipe but it called for chocolate chips instead. I didn't want a chocolate chip cookie so to make them a little more whimsical and match the sprinkle cake I swapped the chocolate chips for sprinkles.

You could totally add chocolate chips though, or whatever you want.

Cake Batter Funfetti Cookies

These cookies turned out fantastic, were moist and chewy, tasted just like cake batter, and were one of the first things to be eaten by everyone at the party.

They are also super simple to make.

Cake Batter Funfetti Cookies

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Yield: 36 cookies


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup cake mix
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed. Mix in the egg and vanilla until creamy.
  2. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined then mix in sprinkles.
  3. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Scoop rounded tablespoons of the cold dough onto an un-greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are slightly browned.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag #JENNMEYERING for an IG feature and FB Feature! Plus, I'd love to see your creations!

Cake Batter Funfetti Cookies

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