Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies

March 13, 2013Teresa

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies are sensational. I was looking through my Pinterest boards the other day to see if I could find a cookie with rainbow sprinkles in them and I found this quick and easy recipe. I loved the idea of using a whole cup of jimmies in a batch of cookies. Not only that, this recipe uses a boxed cake mix making it all the easier. Basically, this is like a sugar cookie with a whole lot of sprinkles thrown in!

I make a few recommendations for improvement to this recipe. I decreased the oil from 1/2 cup to 1/3 cup. The difference means the cookies come out full and puffy rather than a little flat. This is actually my second batch of this recipe.

My first one turned out a lot flatter than I would have liked. One other suggestion is that you use only jimmie sprinkles and not nonpareils. If you use nonpareils they will color the cookie dough–usually lavendar! I also increased the amount of vanilla in the recipe which makes the taste just pop!

If you love funfetti-confetti-sprinkles in frostings for cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, you will love them in actual cookie batter too! These lovely cookies are so easy to whip up. You can have a batch ready for the oven in 5 minutes. Yeah, you heard that right. While the original recipe suggests a bake time of 10 minutes, mine actually took 12 minutes. These cookies are ready to serve in under 20 minutes. Wow!

If you’re looking for a great cookie to make for the kids for Easter celebrations consider this lovely cookie. It’s also great for family picnics–these pack up easy and they’re not a gooey mess. Take them along to office parties, baby showers (they will match any theme!), or take them along with you as your watch your son’s or daughter’s soccer, hockey, or baseball practice. These cookies are heavenly. You won’t be disappointed  by giving Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies a try.

When I initially posted this recipe in March 2013, I was still using an iPhone for a camera so my photos weren’t as crisp and clear as I would have liked. I recently remade these cookies (January 2016) for friends and reshot the pictures. These cookies smell amazing after they’re cooked. My kitchen had such a wonderful fragrance. Put Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies on your next dessert menu. You won’t be disappointed.

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We love these delicious Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies. They are so quick and easy to make too.

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These cookies are so festive. They make great Easter cookies.

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Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies are a fabulous cookie for any occasion.

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Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies make a great dessert for tailgating parties.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are so quick and easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. Add lots of #funfetti sprinkles and you have one of the best cookies imaginable. #dessert

Add baking powder to cake mix. Stir to combine. 

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are so quick and easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. Add lots of #funfetti sprinkles and you have one of the best cookies imaginable. #dessert

Add eggs, vanilla, oil and sprinkles. 

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are so quick and easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. Add lots of #funfetti sprinkles and you have one of the best cookies imaginable. #dessert

Stir ingredients to combine.

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are so quick and easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. Add lots of #funfetti sprinkles and you have one of the best cookies imaginable. #dessert

Scoop the cookie dough with a small cookie scoop and place on cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray.

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are so quick and easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. Add lots of #funfetti sprinkles and you have one of the best cookies imaginable. #dessert

Bake at 350 for about 12-13 minutes. You probably need to keep an eye on your timer and keep checking your oven regularly so you don’t overbake the cookies. These cookies puffed up beautifully and didn’t flatten out.

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Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies are great for baby showers – the colors match any theme.

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are so quick and easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. Add lots of #funfetti sprinkles and you have one of the best cookies imaginable. #dessert

Don’t these look scrumptious? Your kids will love these amazing cookies for after school snacks with a glass of milk.

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are so quick and easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. Add lots of #funfetti sprinkles and you have one of the best cookies imaginable. #dessert

Every bite of Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies will have you salivating.

Here’s the recipe.

FUNFETTI CAKE BATTER COOKIES

(Recipe adapted from Cookin’ Cowgirl)

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Amazing cookies that begin with a French vanilla cake mix and are loaded with sprinkles. Quick and easy and great for holiday baking or tailgating.
Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder.
  3. Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and sprinkles.
  4. Scoop with a small cookie scoop and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed generously with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 12-13 minutes.
  6. Cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I decrease the amount of oil slightly in this recipe because my first batch turned out a little flat. This batch turned out a lot better.

NOTE: If you use nonpareils rather than jimmies the color bleeds into the cookie dough and you will have a lavender-colored cookie instead.

Recipe adapted from Cookin' Cowgirl.
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[b]Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2011/10/funfetti-cake-batter-cookies.html” target=”_blank” title=”funfetti cake batter cookies”]Cookin’ Cowgirl[/url]
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Serves: 30
Amazing cookies that begin with a French vanilla cake mix and are loaded with sprinkles. Quick and easy and great for holiday baking or tailgating.
Ingredients
  • 1 18.25 oz. box Duncan Hines French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. McCormick’s real vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Rainbow Jimmies sprinkles (NOT nonpareils)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder.
  3. Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and sprinkles.
  4. Scoop with a small cookie scoop and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed generously with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 12-13 minutes.
  6. Cool.
 
Notes
I decrease the amount of oil slightly in this recipe because my first batch turned out a little flat. This batch turned out a lot better. [br][br]If you use nonpareils rather than jimmies the color bleeds into the cookie dough and you will have a lavender-colored cookie instead.
Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are so quick and easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. Add lots of #funfetti sprinkles and you have one of the best cookies imaginable. #dessert

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies are adorable–so fun and cute. Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies are great for birthday parties, picnics, or to take along with you to soccer practice. Pass  around a plate of these spectacular cookies and they will be gone in no time.

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are so quick and easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. Add lots of #funfetti sprinkles and you have one of the best cookies imaginable. #dessert

Each bite is filled with lots of funfetti sprinkles.

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are so quick and easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. Add lots of #funfetti sprinkles and you have one of the best cookies imaginable. #dessert

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies are amazing. I really like having a full cup of sprinkles in the batch. It makes the cookies look so gorgeous.

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