Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


about 2 dozen

Updated: Apr. 20, 2023
Mom and I took up cake decorating. Funfetti was our favorite cake, so we used the mix to make cutout cookies. Plain or decorated, they’re a fave at parties. —Danielle DeMarco, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package Funfetti cake mix


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter, eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in cake mix. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or until firm enough to roll.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. On a well-floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired.

Can you freeze Confetti Cake Batter Cookies?

Transfer dough to an airtight container; freeze. To use, thaw dough in refrigerator until soft enough to roll. Prepare and bake cookies as directed; decorate as desired.

Confetti Cake Batter Cookies Tips

What else can I do with a box of cake mix?

There is so much more you can do with a box of cake mix than just bake up a quick and easy cake! It’s a great shortcut for making pistachio quick bread, and it makes an amazing crust for creamy bar recipes, too. You can even whip up fun birthday cake pancakes with a box of cake mix, too!

How do you thicken cake batter for cookies?

Most cake mix batters can be thickened into cookie dough by simply mixing 2 eggs and ½ cup oil into the dry cake mix. Stir in any desired mix-ins (chocolate chips, sprinkles, nuts), then scoop and bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

What is the difference between cake mix and cookie mix?

The only difference between cake mix and cookie mix is the final texture! Cookie mix typically yields thicker, stiffer dough that be scooped and holds its shape when it is placed on baking sheets to go into the oven. Cake mix typically requires more liquid, which produces a thinner batter that can be poured into cake pans for baking.

Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 102 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.