Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies are my very favorite cake mix cookies ever! Combine a cookie and cake and you have the perfect dessert! They don’t lack at all on the cake batter flavor either – they use an entire box of cake mix.

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Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies arranged on a plate

Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies in a stack with one broken in half

This weekend we went and visited with my family. It was my mom’s birthday and it’d been a while since we’d been home, so it was great to visit. We arrived with LOTS of cake! Not only did I make fresh cupcakes for the occasion, but my mom likes for me to freeze things that I’ve made to give to her later. I don’t save everything, but I try to save her at least a slice of most things.

I had an entire cooler full for her this weekend. I was so thrilled to finally get it out of my freezer – it was taking up two full shelves! I had grabbed a somewhat smaller cooler at first and packed it with the cake and cupcakes, but had to grab a bigger one because there was so much!

Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies arranged on a plate

I call her freezer full of my cakes the “cake graveyard.” It’s where my cakes and cupcakes go to die until revived by her when she wants it. 🙂 It’s actually become a not-so-well-kept secret that she has my treats in there. My younger brother has been known to come by the house and run off with cake that she wanted. He actually took a few pieces of this Super Moist Carrot Cake without her knowing one day, and left a couple for her. Then he tasted how good the carrot cake was and went back for the rest. The next thing she knew, she went to get a piece and it was gone!

She has officially been re-stocked.

And she was totally cracking me up about her birthday. She kept telling everyone that it was a big milestone because she can now get social security! She even had a nice little conversation with park attendant when we went to walk Jessie (the park is on the lake, which is a nice change) and we have to pay to get in. She immediately struck up a conversation about getting the senior discount and her birthday. You gotta get your thrills where you can! The attendant said he was a couple years away and had been researching it too. It was quite an interesting conversation and was quite the look into my future. 🙂

Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies arranged on a plate

We spent her birthday with girl talk over morning coffee – our favorite time together – and then went out on the boat with some other family that came over. The weather was perfect and we ended up anchored and floating around in the water for hours. It was totally relaxing and exactly the kind of day/birthday my mom loves.

We finished off the day with a tasty meal and some card playing. We all got so involved in the card playing that it was 3:00 am before we knew it! I don’t think I’ve stayed up that late since college. We didn’t even realize it was so late – I think we could’ve kept going!

Unfortunately I didn’t freeze any of these cookies for my mom – I don’t know what I want thinking! They are absolutely the perfect birthday cookie. In fact, if you want a cookie cake version, check out my Funfetti Cake Batter White Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. Best cookie cake ever!

Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies in a stack with one broken in half

After making the cookie cake, I decided I wanted a cookie as well. So I played around with the recipe a bit and these were born!

Just like the cookie cake, these cookies are made using an entire box of cake mix. My preferred cake mix is funfetti, but you could use a vanilla cake mix as well. #funfettiforever

How to Make these Easy Cake Mix Cookies

The dough mixes up like a pretty traditional cookie dough, so it’s pretty straight forward. After making my thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies recently, I decided to follow their lead and use my 1/4 cup cookie scoop. I’m loving the big size of the cookies!

They do spread a fair amount when baked, so there’s no need to flatten them out before baking. In fact, I left them in the thick disc shape of the 1/4 cup scoop.

These cookies don’t require refrigerating before baking, but you certainly could refrigerate the dough if you want to prepare it ahead of time and then bake later. A note: the colder the dough, the less it will spread when baked.

Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies arranged on a plate

Don’t say I didn’t warn you – these cookies are crazy addicting!

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Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked and one cookie halved

Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Funfetti Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies are my very favorite cake mix cookies ever! Combine a cookie and cake and you have the perfect dessert!


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 15.25 oz box funfetti dry cake mix
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 23 tsp sprinkles
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
2. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract.
3. Add flour, cake mix and cornstarch and mix until well combined.
4. Stir in sprinkles, chocolate and white chocolate chips. Dough will be thick.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
6. Measure out each cookie using a 1/4 cup measuring spoon. They should be in the shape of thick discs.
7. Bake for 11-12 minutes. The center of the cookie will still look a little undercooked, but that’s ok.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 1 minute, then remove to finish cooling on a cooling rack.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 386
  • Sugar: 33.4 g
  • Sodium: 227.3 mg
  • Fat: 19.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.8 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.6 mg

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  1. Chelsea

    Yet another drool-worthy recipe!! I’ve went and pinned like half of your site onto my recipes to make. 😉

    I can’t wait to try these cookies, either! Love your stories about your mom. I’m in the process of looking for a chest freezer so I can have my baked good graveyard as well– now I need to find people to give the treats to so I don’t eat them all. 😉

  2. Lara

    Hi I don’t have funfetti cake mix here (uk) can i use another cake mix and just add sprinkles? Cookies look super yummy can’t wait to try. 

  3. funsize wife

    Pretty cookies and so easy! You are right, the dough is very stiff, left my KitchenAid screaming for mercy! The semisweet morsels really make the cookies. What is nice is that they are made from items already in the pantry. Another winning cookie recipe!

      1. Piper

        I didn’t get the right texture at first though water seemed to help! Thanks for the delicious recipe!!

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  5. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    These cookies look absolutely delightful Lindsay! Everything is better when cake batter is involved. And sprinkles of course. 😀

  6. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    These are the funniest (yep funniest is now officially a word) cookies I have ever seen! They make me smile and I bet they are super delish!

  7. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    I love how you keep a sampling of your treats for your mom! I’m sure she feels loved:) These cookies look amazing and I just pinned them to bake later!

  8. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    That is quite possibly the most adorable thing I’ve heard all day…you stock your Mom’s freezer with everything you bake!?!? My heart just melted. I would be sooooo pissed if someone took my only piece of ANY of your treats!

    These cookies are no exception! So chewy…I just want to reach in and steal some off the plate!!!

  9. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    I got such a kick of out of your cake graveyard photos! Sounds like you had a great weekend! Thanks for the link love!

  10. Beth @ The First Year

    Mmmm, funfetti cookies are so delicious and I love that you kicked it up a notch with chocolate chips!

  11. Mir

    I love your mom’s attitude! When mine qualified for the discount, she wouldn’t take it because she had a complex about getting older. I’d rather get the cheaper prices!
    These cookies are so pretty! Perfect for a birthday.


      Thanks Mir! It’s always good when we can laugh at ourselves and she pretty much did that all day. 🙂

About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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