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Cake Mix Funfetti Cookies

Cake mix funfetti cookies are an easy and delicious treat that come together quickly!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 28
Author Kelsie

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces full fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 15.25-ounce box white cake mix*
  • 1/2 cup rainbow jimmies

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until very smooth, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Add the egg, vanilla, and salt and beat to combine.
  4. Add the cake mix and beat until fully combined, again scraping down the bowl as needed.
  5. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the rainbow jimmies.
  6. Shape the dough into balls of about 2 tablespoons of dough. Arrange 1 inch apart on un-greased, unlined baking sheets and flatten lightly with your palm.
  7. Bake cookies 12 to 18 minutes, until they’re just beginning to turn light golden on top. Carefully remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Uneaten cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 or 4 days or in the freezer (tightly wrapped) for 2 months.

Recipe Notes

  • *I used Pillsbury Moist Supreme white cake mix. You could also use a box of funfetti cake mix and omit the sprinkles.
  • You can use yellow cake mix (or even chocolate) instead of white if you prefer. (Just keep in mind that if you use chocolate the sprinkles won’t show as well.)
  • Be sure to cool your baking sheets fully in between batches of cookies—putting cookie dough on hot baking sheets will cause the cookies to start baking too quickly. A fast way to cool them off is to run the bottom of the baking sheets under cold water. Dry with a kitchen towel and they’re ready to go. (Use hot pads to hold the baking sheets under the water, of course!)