Funfetti Cookies

These are the cookies that made me famous (within my circle of friends … in southern CT … in my high school days). Like I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I’ve been baking since I was younger because my mom always taught us never to go to someone’s house as a guest empty handed. Funfetti cookies are perfect because you can make them end-to-end in less than 30 minutes. No mixer required. Just a bowl, wooden spoon, and some old fashion elbow grease.

Funfetti cookies are always a big hit no matter what the occasion. They have the best of both worlds of funfetti cake and a cookie. They travel well. They are soft, delicious, and it’s like eating the top of a cupcake. Funfetti is that cake mix that has sprinkles in it. They usually come out with different colors around holiday times — Halloween, Springtime, Christmas, Fourth of July. I reccomend sticking with the vanilla frosting, but you can top these off with chocolate if that floats your boat. It was late tonight and I figured the coworkers deserved cookie Thursday before the long weekend kicks off.


  • 1 package Pillsbury Moist Supreme Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can vanilla frosting (the Pillsbury one already comes with a package of sprinkles on top

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 1: In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, vegetable oil and 2 eggs.

Step 2: Mix together (about 2 minutes or less) until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Dough will be sticky.

Step 3: Using a teaspoon or small cookie scoop, scoop out cookie dough and distribute on a sil-pat or parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 4: Dip a flat-bottomed glass in flour, shake off the excess, and use it to gently flatten the cookies. Be careful not to get whopping hunks of flour everywhere because it burns and smells icky.

Step 5: Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown. Be very careful not to overcook these, otherwise they just taste gross.

Step 6: Transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack or just another surface. Let them cool for a few minutes. Then using a butter knife or small spatula frost the tops of them.

Step 7: Sprinkle the frosted cookies while the frosting is still a little melty.

And that’s it! Less than 30 minutes and you’ll definitely impress any crowd. If you have kids, this is a great recipe to have them help out with since no mixer is involved, and there’s lot of fun to be had with frosting and sprinkles.