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Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies are like a birthday cake in cookie form! These easy funfetti cookies are giant, soft cookies that are rolled in sprinkles for a fun and festive cookie.

I absolutely love the flavor of funfetti. I’m not sure what exactly goes into that “cake batter” “birthday cake” flavoring, but oh man it’s SO good! I love making desserts like my Funfetti Ice Cream Cake and Funfetti Sandwich Cookies, so I decided to create my own bakery-style Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies.

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

These funfetti cookies are seriously so dang good. The first couple of times that I test them, they kept spreading out too thin. The flavor was great but I wanted these cookies to be giant but also thick and sturdy. I also decided I didn’t care if I had to use a box of funfetti cake mix to get that funfetti flavor. These cookies are made with a combination of cake mix and flour, so I’d call them semi-homemade. The other key to making them is starting with cold butter. If you start with room temperature butter, they will spread out too thin.

Ingredients in Giant Funfetti Cookies

Cold, Unsalted Butter – starting with cold butter will keep them from spreading out too thin.

Granulated Sugar

Eggs and Egg Yolk

Funfetti Cake Mix – essential for that funfetti flavor!

All-Purpose Flour – I always use unbleached all-purpose flour.

Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt

Funfetti Sprinkles – for rolling the cookies in!

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

How to Make Giant Funfetti Cookies

Preheat the oven. First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and lining a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.

Beat the butter. This cookie recipe starts by beating the cold butter until it’s creamy. You want to get it creamy so it won’t be clumpy once you add the sugar.

Add the sugar and eggs. After the butter is creamy, you’ll add the sugar and beat until combined, followed by the eggs and egg yolk. The addition of the egg yolk adds a little extra fat and makes the cookies chewy.

Add the dry ingredients. Next, add the baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and mix to combine. Lastly, add the cake mix followed by the flour, mixing until it is all one unified dough.

Form into cookie balls. The dough gets made into giant cookie dough balls by using a 1/2 cup measuring cup. I sprayed mine with cooking spray to make it easier to get the dough out.

Sprinkles. Once the dough balls are formed, roll them in funfetti sprinkles. Next, you’ll spread them out onto a couple of baking sheets. I found that three cookies fit on one baking sheet and I baked mine one sheet at a time to ensure even baking. The recipe makes 8 cookies so it will take a few rounds of baking.

Bake. Bake the cookies for 10-11 minutes, which will get the edges slightly golden and the middle cooked just enough that they will be baked but not doughy and not overbooked! We are going for chewy. Since they are such large cookies, it’s important to cool them completely. Cool them them for 10-15 minutes on the baking sheet and then carefully transfer them to a cooling rack with a spatula so they cool completely. By the time they are cool, they should be sturdy.

Enjoy. That’s it! You’re on your way to the best giant funfetti cookies you’ve ever had!

Tips for the Best Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Make them big enough. Make sure the cookie dough balls are 1/2 cup. This recipe makes 8 cookies, so if you have more cookie dough balls than that, you’re not making them big enough.

Don’t over bake. The cookies will seem underbaked when you take them out of the oven. They shouldn’t be shiny on top, that means they need another minute or two, but they will seem not completely cooked. They WILL set up as they cool! These cookies are best when cooled completely.

Start with cold butter. This will ensure the cake mix cookies don’t spread out too thin.

Check out my other cake mix cookies – Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies, Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies, and Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies!

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies FAQ’s

What are funfetti cookies?

Funfetti cookies are cookies with the flavor of funfetti cake. Funfetti is the flavor of white cake, usually with colored sprinkles in them. So these cookies have funfetti cake mix in them for that amazing funfetti flavor!

Can you freeze funfetti cookies?

Yes! You can freeze the dough balls or the baked cookies. If you freeze the dough balls, just let them thaw for about 15 minutes and add 1-2 minutes to the baking time. For the baked cookies, just let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.

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Funfetti Cookies

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

The absolute best funfetti cake mix cookies, each made with 1/2 cup of dough each so they are huge!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix, cookies, dessert, funfetti
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 cookies
Calories: 527kcal
Author: Taylor Ellingson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter cold and cubed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 15.25 ounce box funfetti cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • funfetti sprinkles, for rolling the cookies

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat the butter until no longer in chunks.
  • Add the sugar and beat until combined, about 1 minute.
  • Add the eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, until combined.
  • Add the baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and stir to combine.
  • Add the cake mix and the flour, beating until combined.
  • Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, form the dough into 1/2 cup cookie balls. Note: this recipe makes 8 cookies. If you turn out with more cookie dough balls, they aren't big enough! You can still bake them, but they just won't be as large.
  • Place the sprinkles in a large bowl and roll each dough ball in the sprinkles.
  • Place 3 of the balls on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. The edges will be slightly golden. The center may not look completely done, but it shouldn't be shiny on top. If the dough is still shiny, put them cookies in for another 1-2 minutes and check regularly.
    Cool completely (this is important!).
  • Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Start with cold butter. If you start with room temperature butter, these cookies will spread out too thin.
  • Use whatever cake mix brand you like - they all will work in this recipe.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days. 
  • Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 707mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 936IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These cookies are absolutely amazing! Perfect crunch outside and gooey on the inside. That perfect birthday cake taste. These are going to be addicting I can tell!

  2. 5 stars
    Nothing short of amazing! Our whole family loved them. My husband even thought we got them at a bakery. I highly recommend!

  3. We made these for our daughter’s half birthday and they were a HUGE hit. I don’t bake much and they were so easy, even for me. Turned out great. A really fun treat for kids and adults! The mix of cake and cookie creates the perfect dessert!!!

  4. Hi! Do you have any advice about any high altitude adjustments for the pumpkin and funfetti cookies?

    Thank you!