Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

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Funfetti cake mix cookies are an easy 3-ingredient dessert made with boxed cake mix. The delicious cookies have a soft texture and are full of funfetti flavor!

Funfetti cake mix cookies with rainbow sprinkles on a white plate with glass of milk and extra sprinkles beside them.

Easy Funfetti Cookie Recipe

If you are looking for an easy recipe for funfetti cookies from cake mix you have come to the right place. This recipe turns a box of Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix into soft, chewy funfetti cookies with just a few simple steps.

The fun colorful sprinkles make these the perfect cookies for birthday parties, holidays, or just because.

Stack of funfetti cake mix cookies with sprinkles next to a glass of milk.

And the best part? Like funfetti cookie bars, funfetti dip, and funfetti puppy chow, these colorful cookies are full of that incredible cake batter flavor that everyone loves.

Why you will love this easy cookie recipe

  • Just 3 simple ingredients (plus extra sprinkles if desired).
  • Soft, chewy cookies with minimal effort.
  • The perfect birthday cake cookies for a birthday party.
  • Easy to switch up the sprinkles for any occasion or holiday.


This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Funfetti cake mix, vegetable oil, rainbow sprinkles, and 2 eggs.
  • Box of Funfetti cake mix – You will only use the dry mix, not the ingredients called for on the back of the package.
  • Vegetable oil – canola oil would work too.
  • Eggs
  • Sprinkles – Optional, but I like to add a bit of additional sprinkles to the cookies for an extra pop of color.

How to Make Funfetti Cake Cookies

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Cake mix funfetti cookies really couldn’t be any easier to make. Here’s how:

Step 1: Add the box of cake mix, oil, and eggs to a large bowl. Mix well to combine.

Step 2: Chill dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.

Funfetti cake mix cookie dough in a large mixing bowl with rainbow sprinkles next to it.

Step 3: Roll dough into balls and place on a lined baking sheet. Top with extra rainbow sprinkles, if desired. Press the dough balls down gently to flatten slightly and help the sprinkles stick.

Rainbow sprinkled topped Funfetti cookie dough on lined baking sheet. The dough is pressed down slightly into hockey-puck shaped discs.

Step 4: Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Freshly baked rainbow sprinkle cookies on parchment lined baking sheet.


Room Temperature: These fun cookies will keep for up to 5 days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Freezer: You can freeze your cookies or freeze the cookie dough balls for up to 3 months. To freeze, place the cookies or dough in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze them while lying flat. Place a piece of parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.

Hand holding rainbow sprinkle funfetti cookie made with cake mix.

Baking Tips

Chill the dough: Chill the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes before baking for best results. Chilling makes the dough easier to work with and helps to prevent the cookies from over-spreading in the oven.

Use Parchment Paper: Non-stick spray can cause cookies to spread out too much during baking so I recommend using parchment paper instead.

Keep Size Uniform: Use a cookie scoop to portion the dough for evenly sized cookies and to ensure even baking.

Shape Dough: After rolling the dough into balls and placing on the baking sheet, press down to slightly flatten the cookie dough balls (see image above). This will help the cookies bake up in a nice round shape. Also, if you are adding sprinkles on top pressing them gently into the dough helps to keep them in place.


  • Chocolate chips – Stir in 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips to the cookie dough for added richness.
  • Vanilla extract – Add 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract extra for deeper flavor.
  • Frosting – Top cookies with a layer of funfetti frosting (available in the baking aisle at the grocery store) for an extra layer of sweetness and color.
Cake mix funfetti cookies on a cupcake stand next to a cup of milk.

Recipe FAQ

Do I have to chill the cookie dough?

While I recommend chilling, if you are short on time you can skip chilling the dough. The cookies will spread out more while baking resulting in flatter cookies, but they will still taste yummy.

Can I use a different type of cake mix?

Absolutely! While funfetti adds a colorful touch and yummy cake batter flavor, you can use any flavor of cake mix you prefer. Just remember to add sprinkles if you’re swapping out funfetti for a plain white cake mix.

Why is my dough so sticky!?

This is a sticky dough, so you probably didn’t do anything wrong. But if the dough is too sticky to handle, pop it back in the refrigerator to chill for another 30 minutes or so. You can also lightly grease your cookie scoop or lightly flour your hands to prevent the dough from sticking as you shape the cookies.

More Cookies From Cake Mix

If you enjoy these easy funfetti cookies (spoiler alert: you will) you will want to save my other delicious cake mix cookie recipes so that you can make them too.

Or for another easy cake mix recipe, try my tasty 4-ingredient root beer cupcakes.

Funfetti cookies with cake sprinkles on cooling rack.
Funfetti cake mix cookies topped with rainbow sprinkles and placed on a white plate for serving.
4.66 from 35 votes

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
You are going to love these easy 3-ingredient funfetti cookies made with boxed cake mix! The fun sprinkle cookies are easy to make and perfect for birthdays or any celebration!


  • 15.25 ounce Funfetti cake mix (1 box)
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup vegetable oil
  • rainbow sprinkles optional


  • Add cake mix, eggs, and oil to a large bowl. Mix well to combine. Optional: mix a little bit of additional sprinkles into the cookie dough for added color.
  • Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Top with extra sprinkles, if desired. Gently press down on the tops of the dough balls to flatten slighty.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottom just starts to turn a light golden brown. Do not overbake. Cool on baking sheets for 10-15 minutes then transfer the warm cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.


For even baking, I recommend using a cookie scoop to make sure all cookies are the same shape and size.
Store cookies covered in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Funfetti cake mix cookies topped with rainbow sprinkles and placed on a white plate for serving.

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This recipe was originally published on 4/23/20. The recipe was updated for improved success and fresh photos were added on 2/14/24. Original photos below:

3 Ingredient Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies topped with rainbow sprinkles and sitting on a wire rack,
Funfetti Cookies from cake mix stacked one top of one another with rainbow sprinkles and additional cookies in the background.
Easy Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies cooling on wire rack.
Cookie dough balls topped with rainbow sprinkles on silicone mat lined backing sheet.
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  1. Just mixed the batch!! Came out great, it mixed together so easy and smells amazing!!!

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