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White Cake Mix Cookies with Rainbow Sprinkles

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These White Cake Mix Cookies are frosted with vanilla frosting and topped with pastel rainbow sprinkles! They’re semi-homemade cookies made with cake mix, making it an easy recipe for kids to make!

Our white cake mix cookies recipe is soft and delicious. We make the cookies using the cake mix, but add in our own ingredient counts and don’t follow the box directions.

DO CAKE MIX COOKIES TASTE LIKE CAKE OR COOKIES?

Cookies and they’re really good too! They taste just like a soft baked sugar cookie.

HOW TO MAKE COOKIES FROM CAKE MIX

  • First, you’ll want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • While the oven is warming up you’ll melt 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) in the microwave or in a small saucepan.
  • Once the butter is melted you can start making the cake mix cookie dough.
  • In a stand mixer, you’ll dump the package of cake mix, we used Pillsbury White Cake Mix.
  • Pour in the melted butter, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract.
  • Combine on medium speed until dough forms.

  • Once the dough forms take a small cookie scoop and place the dough onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Flatten the cookie dough balls with the palm of your hand
  • Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottom.
  • Remove the cookies from the pan and then place on a wire rack to cool before frosting

She did a really good job between sneaking a bit here and there! 😉

HOW TO FROST CAKE MIX COOKIES

We like to use a swirl motion. Using an offset spatula you’ll spread the icing on the cookie and then do a swirl pulling it up. You can see my little one here trying to do it just like mommy.

Once the cookies are frosted you can add your favorite sprinkles or as I used to call them, jimmies!

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TIPS FOR THE BEST WHITE CAKE MIX COOKIES

There’s no rolling the dough, just scoop and flatten.  These cookies are fool-proof, but here are a few tips to make them the best cookies ever using cake mix.

  • Use quality vanilla – we prefer adding our own quality vanilla extract (especially Tahitian vanilla extract) instead of just buying vanilla cake mix. It has a much better flavor. You could even use almond extract, citrus, or any flavor you like.
  • Don’t forget to flatten the cookies using your palm. If not they will look like little scoops of ice cream, still delicious, but not so easy to frost.
  • Make the cookies using your favorite cake mix – we usually go for Pillsbury as that’s the brand we typically bake with when not making homemade, we love the flavor!
  • Always use real butter, not margarine.
  • Not much time? Use your favorite storebought frosting instead of making homemade buttercream.
  • Cover your baking sheet with parchment paper or a reusable silicone liner.

White Cake Mix Cookies

These White Cake Mix Cookies are frosted with vanilla frosting and topped with pastel rainbow sprinkles! They’re semi-homemade cookies made with cake mix, making it an easy recipe for kids to make!

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake mix cookies, sprinkles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Courtney

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 stick butter unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 container frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • While the oven is warming up you’ll melt 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) in the microwave or in a small saucepan.
  • Once the butter is melted you can start making the cake mix cookie dough.
  • Pour the cake mix into a stand mixer bowl.
  • Add in the melted butter, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract.
  • Combine on medium speed until dough forms.
  • Once the dough forms use a small cookie scoop and place the dough onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Flatten the cookie dough balls with the palm of your hand
  • Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the bottom.
  • Remove the cookies from the pan and then place on a wire rack to cool before frosting
  • Once the cookies are cooled down you can frost with your favorite frosting and add sprinkles.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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