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These funfetti cake mix cookies are delicious, easy, and soft & chewy. Cookies have never been easier!

a stack of six soft funfetti cookies with sprinkles

I make most recipes from scratch, but I do have a soft spot for cake mix cookies. They’re really hard to screw up. 😀

These rainbow sprinkle cake mix cookies are perfect for birthdays or anytime you want a little pop of color and fun injected into your life.

You don’t need to think much. You don’t need to have a pantry full of ingredients. You just need two eggs, vegetable oil, a box of funfetti cake mix, and some extra sprinkles if you want.

Who can refuse extra sprinkles? Not me. I love rainbow sprinkles. Or “jimmies” as some people call them (I only recently discovered this).

I’m like 5… sprinkles, unicorns, and glitter are the best things ever, so naturally these funfetti cake batter cookies are right up my alley.

a few rainbow sprinkle cookies on a marble surface

These funfetti cookies will brighten anyone’s day! My husband’s coworkers tested them, and they passed with flying colors (rainbowwww colors!).

Tips for making the best cake mix cookies

  • Don’t let them brown. I accidentally did this just a tad with the batch pictured. They were still fine, but these are best when they are under-baked a bit. You’ll then have that lovely soft texture once they’ve cooled.
  • Chill the dough. Especially when you use a smaller box of cake mix like I did for this recipe (the 15.25 oz. size), it’ll make the sticky dough much easier to work with.

 birthday sprinkles cookies batter in a white mixing bowl with a spatula

If you want to frost these birthday cake mix cookies, check out my easy funfetti frosting recipe!

Because you really can’t get enough sprinkles or sugar.

close-up of cookie with funfetti sprinkles on a marble surface

Will you make these funfetti cake mix cookies? Dooo it! 😉

Have you made cake mix cookies before? Let me know below!

These soft funfetti cookies are made from cake mix, so they're super easy and fast. These are the best simple chewy rainbow sprinkle cookies!
5 from 2 votes

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

These funfetti cake mix cookies are delicious, easy, and soft & chewy. Cookies have never been easier!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Chilling time: 30 minutes
Total: 47 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box funfetti cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (e.g. canola)
  • 2 eggs
  • Rainbow sprinkles (optional)


  • Add the funfetti cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and rainbow sprinkles (if using extra ones) to a large mixing bowl. Using an electric hand mixer, mix until combined.
  • Chill for 30 minutes. I recommend this step since the dough is sticky and you will also get slightly puffier cookies with chilling, but you don't have to chill them. I didn't chill the cookies in the photos for the full 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat non-stick mat.
  • Make 2" balls and place them on the baking sheet at least 2" apart, if not more since they do spread. Bake for 11-13 minutes until they're set.
  • Let them cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack. Once cooled, store cookies in an airtight container. 
  • Want to frost them? Here's the recipe for my funfetti frosting. 


  • I made fairly large cookies (rolled dough into 2" balls), so if you make them smaller, you can definitely make more than 12. 
  • You can use the larger-sized boxes of cake mix (18.25 ounces) as well - it'll make about 16 2" cookies (keep everything else in the recipe the same). The batter will be less sticky and the cookies will be more puffy - especially if you chill the dough.

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  1. Carol says:

    5 stars
    I had my grandkids yesterday and they wanted to make cookies. I remembered this recipe and had a funfetti cake mix. They wanted chocolate cookies so we did an experiment and added some cocoa powder to the mix. The cookies turned out perfect and they loved that we they were chocolate.

    1. Natasha says:

      That makes me so happy!!! 😀

  2. Erica Boorom says:

    5 stars
    These were perfect. Super soft and flavorful, I loved the icing as well, but you could take or leave it! Really pretty, and only took 5 min to bake in the oven. Refrigerated the dough for 30min before.

    1. Natasha says:

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed these cookies, Erica!! 🙂

  3. Jess @choosingchia says:

    These cookies are SO fun! anything with rainbow sprinkles and I’m in:)

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks so much!! I’m glad you’re a fellow sprinkles lover haha.