Coconut Funfetti Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Coconut Funfetti Cookies

March 30, 2013Teresa

Coconut Funfetti Cookies are some of the most amazing cookies you’ll ever eat! Coconut, funfetti galore, and sugar cookie taste – that’s what these cookies are made of! I loved the coconutty taste in these cookies. That, plus all the sprinkles puts these cookies way over the top. Coconut Funfetti Cookies are scrumptious indeed! Additionally, they are so quick and easy to mix up. In less than 20 minutes you can have your cookies baked and ready to eat.

These cookies turned out fantastic when I made them last week. They had an amazing double coconut taste since I added coconut extract as well as coconut to the batter. I was looking for another way to use up all the sprinkles I had in my pantry and decided to give funfetti cookies a try–but with a slight twist–coconut along with all the sprinkles in the batter.

Oh, my goodness, I could have eaten 10 or 15 of these at a pop! Thankfully, I was making them for a party so I didn’t have the liberty to eat  a lot of them!

Like the Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies, Red Velvet Confetti Cookies, and Chocolate Funfetti Cookies, these delicious cookies start with a boxed cake mix. This recipe has both vanilla and coconut extract, along with coconut and a whole cup of rainbow sprinkles.

I do recommend using a higher quality cake mix for this recipe so that you have enough flour in the mixture. Otherwise, the dough may turn out excessively moist and the cookies will flatten out too much while baking.

If you’re looking for a fabulous funfetti cookie and you love the taste of coconut these cookies are to die for! I loved these spectacular cookies and I’m pretty sure you and your family will too! I do recommend that you don’t use non-pareils (the small beaded sprinkles) as they tend to change the color of the cookie dough to lavender.

When I initially posted this recipe in March 2013, my pictures were taken with an iPhone so the clarity and sharpness certainly wasn’t what my Canon can provide. I’ve been remaking all my first-year blog recipes (posted with iPhone pictures), and recently remade this recipe (January 2016). These pictures are much more satisfying. Coconut Funfetti Cookies are so great for holiday baking or tailgating parties. Hope you give them a try.

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Coconut Funfetti Cookies are exceptionally good.

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Coconut Funfetti Cookies are to die for! I love a thick and chewy cookie and these turned out quite drool-worthy!

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Coconut Funfetti Cookies are heavenly. The lovely aroma of coconut filled the air as these cookies baked.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Pour cake mix into a mixing bowl. Add baking powder and UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Stir to combine. 

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Add eggs, coconut, rainbow sprinkles, vanilla and coconut extract.

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Add oil and stir ingredients together.

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Stir ingredients together. 

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

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Bake at 350 for about 12 or 13 minutes or until cookies are done. These cookies turned out nice and plump. 

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Coconut Funfetti Cookies are to die for!

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Each cookie is filled with lots of funfetti sprinkles. I loved the addition of coconut in these cookies.

Here’s the recipe.

COCONUT FUNFETTI COOKIES

(My own concoction)

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Spectacular sugar cookie with coconut, coconut flavoring and loads of rainbow sprinkles. Awesome flavors and great for tailgating parties or holiday baking.
Coconut Funfetti Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Coconut Funfetti Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Stir cake mix, flour and baking powder with wooden spoon.
  2. Add eggs, oil, coconut, vanilla, coconut extract and sprinkles and stir until combined.
  3. If dough is too moist add a little more flour.
  4. Scoop with a small cookie scoop and place on cookie sheets sprayed generously with cooking spray.
  5. Bake about 12-13 minutes or until done.
  6. Cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Some cheaper cake mixes don’t have the full amounts of dry cake mix and so you may need to add a little flour to make sure the cookies aren’t so gooey they will end up flattening out too much in the pan when they bake.

NOTE: I prefer the butter taste from the cake mix, but if you prefer a whiter cookie, than use a French Vanilla or Classic White Cake Mix.

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[b]Coconut Funfetti Cookies[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 34
Spectacular sugar cookie with coconut, coconut flavoring and loads of rainbow sprinkles. Awesome flavors and great for tailgating parties or holiday baking.
Ingredients
  • 1 Pillsbury Golden Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup rainbow sprinkles (jimmies, not nonpareils)
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Adam’s coconut extract
Instructions
  1. Stir cake mix, flour and baking powder with wooden spoon.
  2. Add eggs, oil, coconut, vanilla, coconut extract and sprinkles and stir until combined.
  3. If dough is too moist add a little more flour.
  4. Scoop with a small cookie scoop and place on cookie sheets sprayed generously with cooking spray.
  5. Bake about 12-13 minutes or until done.
  6. Cool.
 
Notes
Some cheaper cake mixes don’t have the full amounts of dry cake mix and so you may need to add a little flour to make sure the cookies aren’t so gooey they will end up flattening out too much in the pan when they bake.[br][br]I prefer the butter taste from the cake mix, but if you prefer a whiter cookie, than use a French Vanilla or Classic White Cake Mix.
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Why don’t you join me for a couple of these cookies?

Coconut Funfetti Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these marvelous #cookies are filled with #rainbowsprinkles and #coconut and so easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. #dessert

Take a platter of Coconut Funfetti Cookies to your office or potluck and they will be gone in no time.

Coconut Funfetti Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these marvelous #cookies are filled with #rainbowsprinkles and #coconut and so easy to make since they start with a #cakemix. #dessert

This close up shows the texture of these amazing cookies.

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M&M Funfetti Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #cookies are filled with both #MMs & #funfetti #sprinkles! They are so drool-worthy. Every bite will have you coming back for more. Great #dessert for #tailgating or #Christmas parties, potlucks, or summer #holiday fun. #chocolate #ChocolateDessert #MMDessert #FunfettiDessert
Print Recipe
Coconut Funfetti Cookies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Spectacular sugar cookie with coconut, coconut flavoring and loads of rainbow sprinkles. Awesome flavors and great for tailgating parties or holiday baking.
Coconut Funfetti Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Coconut Funfetti Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Stir cake mix, flour and baking powder with wooden spoon.
  2. Add eggs, oil, coconut, vanilla, coconut extract and sprinkles and stir until combined.
  3. If dough is too moist add a little more flour.
  4. Scoop with a small cookie scoop and place on cookie sheets sprayed generously with cooking spray.
  5. Bake about 12-13 minutes or until done.
  6. Cool.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Some cheaper cake mixes don’t have the full amounts of dry cake mix and so you may need to add a little flour to make sure the cookies aren’t so gooey they will end up flattening out too much in the pan when they bake.

NOTE: I prefer the butter taste from the cake mix, but if you prefer a whiter cookie, than use a French Vanilla or Classic White Cake Mix.

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