These funfetti cookies are soft cake mix cookies that are rolled in sprinkles and baked to golden brown perfection. A super easy dessert idea!

Who can resist a great sprinkle cookie? These funfetti cake mix cookies come together in just minutes and taste as pretty as they look. Serve them along with other dessert recipes like haystack cookies, black forest cupcakes, no bake peanut butter cookies, thumbprint cookies and peanut butter blossoms for an impressive display!

A plate of funfetti cookies coverd in rainbow sprinkles.

Sometimes you need a sweet treat, but you don’t want to end up with a 2 hour baking project or a sink full of dirty dishes. These bright and colorful funfetti cookies start with a box of cake mix, which makes them the perfect quick and easy dessert option for birthdays! There’s no need for a mixer, and you don’t have to measure any dry ingredients. This is one of my favorite easy cookie recipes.

Funfetti Cookies Ingredients

To make this chewy sugar cookie recipe, you will need white cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and sprinkles.

How Do You Make Funfetti Cookies?

Preheat the oven, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Place the cake mix, oil, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir until a dough forms. Add some of the sprinkles to the batter and stir again. Roll the dough into balls, then coat each of the dough balls with the rest of the sprinkles. Place the cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet and bake until the cookies are set and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack, then serve and enjoy.

Cookie dough in a bowl with sprinkles on top.

Tips For The Perfect Cookies

  • Make sure that your box of cake mix is 15 1/4 ounces. This recipe will not work with the smaller boxes of cake mix.
  • I coat a tablespoon or cookie scoop in cooking spray, then scoop balls of dough out of the bowl. It’s easier to roll them that way, no sticking to your hands!
  • You can keep the dough in the fridge for up to 3 days. You will want to wait to add the sprinkles so that the colors don’t bleed into the dough.
  • Funfetti cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Quick Tip

You can freeze your cookies for up to 2 months. Store them in an airtight container or resealable freezer bag.

Balls of cookie dough coated in sprinkles.

Recipe FAQs

Do you add sprinkles to cookies before or after baking?

You add sprinkles to cookies before you bake them. This way, the sprinkles will bake right into the cookies and will not fall off. If you’re planning to frost your cookies, you can add sprinkles after baking, as the frosting will hold them in place.

What are the best sprinkles for baking?

I like to use rainbow “jimmies” sprinkles for baking. They have a pleasant texture, and the colors don’t bleed the same way that other types of sprinkles do. Be careful about using large sprinkles, such as round balls, as they can be very hard and crunchy which is sometimes not fun to eat.

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A stack of funfetti cookies with a bite taken out of one.

Flavor Variations

While these cookies are delicious as-is, it is so easy to add other ingredients to make your own creations.

  • Cake Mix: Feel free to use a different type of cake mix. Some options include chocolate cake mix, yellow cake mix, funfetti cake mix, or even lemon cake mix.
  • Add-Ins: You can stir in up to 1/2 cup of sliced almonds, mini chocolate chips, marshmallow bits or white chocolate chips.
  • Toppings: Add a drizzle of white chocolate on top for an even more decadent cookie. Another great option is to add some vanilla buttercream frosting.

I try to always keep the ingredients for cake mix cookies in my pantry, you just never know when you’ll need a quick treat!

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Funfetti Cookies

AuthorSara Welch
A plate of funfetti cookies coverd in rainbow sprinkles.
These funfetti cookies are made with the help of a cake mix! Cover them in rainbow sprinkles and watch the compliments roll in, they’re always a huge hit with the kids.
Time
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Serves 24

Ingredients 

  • 1 15.25 ounce box white cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sprinkles divided use

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, oil and vanilla until smooth. 
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of the sprinkles.
  • Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls. 
  • Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of sprinkles onto a plate. Roll the balls of dough around in the sprinkles to coat.
  • Place the balls of dough 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. You will need to work in batches.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned.
  • Cool, then remove from the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough. Serve immediately, or store in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

  1. You can really use any flavor of cake mix here to switch up the flavor a bit – yellow and chocolate cake mixes are nice options!
  2. I coat a tablespoon in cooking spray, then scoop balls of dough out of the bowl. It’s easier to roll them that way, no sticking to your hands!

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. Super easy and taste very good
    Used yellow cake mix and instead of sprinkles I used mini Reese’s Pieces … San Francisco Giants colors. Go Giants!!
    Will be making more and do the sprinkles for Grandkids.

  2. 5 stars
    I have always loved sprinkles and can not get enough of them, these funfetti cookies look absolutely yummy and so eye catching too

  3. 5 stars
    I love how colorful these cookies are! I am just wondering how long they would last though. Once my little nephews and nieces get their hands on them, all I will have left are crumbs! Thanks for the recipe! This would be great for birthday parties too.

  4. These cookies are so festive and fun. They are great for any holiday! I want to make these for Easter, I didn’t realize how easy cookies are.

  5. My daughter is 30 and I remember when funfetti came out. We had to have everything funfetti! These cookies would have definitely made her list!

  6. The Funfetti cookies look so colurful and visually appealing. The kids, of course, are sure to love it, but the adults too will be bowled over.

  7. 5 stars
    These are adorable! My kids would have a lot of fun making these, and eating them too! I have such a sweet tooth so I am all about making cookies.

  8. Oh now these are some awesome looking cookies! I absolutely love the idea of using funfetti on them, perfect for bringing out at a celebration!

  9. 5 stars
    Too cute and what a fun recipe to make with the kiddos.I love that it uses cake mix so there’s less mixing and measuring even though you could let kids scoop the mix out of the box. Looks yummy!

  10. Oh my goodness, these cookies look and sound delicious! I am a big fan of sprinkle cookies. They are probably my fave of all time. I would love to have two or three or ten.

  11. Those look so colorful and delicious! That would be a fun Valentines cookie for my kiddos. They are easy to make and they’re pretty.

  12. I love making cookies with cake mixes. The flavor possibilities are endless and I’m looking forward to trying your funfetti cookies. The kids will love these.