Monday, September 26, 2011

Cake Batter Cookies

I've been seeing cake batter recipes all over Pinterest. Cake batter pancakes, cake batter blondies, cake batter truffles. At the heart of the cake batter phenomenon is the "funfetti" cake mix, which is, from what I gather, yellow cake with sprinkles in it. It's a concept I find intriguing and horrifying at the same time. I felt compelled to try it. So I jumped on the cake batter bandwagon and hoped for the best.

These. cookies. are. so. GOOD! I can't confirm whether they taste like cake batter, since I've never eaten cake batter. But I can promise that they are crazy tasty (and crazy addictive to boot!). I love the chewy texture of these, and love that they bake rather flat. The cookies didn't last long, not because they went stale but because we ate them all. This recipe is a keeper for sure. I might try playing with it to bypass the box mix, but I'm very happy with it as written.


3/4 c all-purpose flour
1 1/4 c funfetti cake mix
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 c unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla

1. Stir together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.

2. With an electric mixer, cream together butter with the sugars. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl and beat for another minute or so. Add in dry ingredients. Mix just to combine. Cover your mixing bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

4. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets. Keep in mind that these cookies spread (it's part of their charm), so leave about two inches between each scoop. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Source: Lovin' From the Oven, who adapted the recipe from Stephanie Cooks

This recipe is shared with Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Craft-O-Maniac, On the Menu Monday, Recipe Sharing Monday, Made by You Monday, Tuesday Talent Show, This Chick Cooks, Full Plate Thursday, It's a Keeper Thursday, Sweet Tooth Friday, Foodie Friday, Sweets for a Saturday


  1. ooh, what a great idea. I love funfetti

  2. Thanks for a new cookie recipe to try. I love a flat cookie! A nice glass of milk and a few of these cookies I am a happy girl.

  3. Awesome! I'm right there with ya'. I haven't made anything Funfetti yet and am now feeling a little left out. I just might have to try these delicious looking cookies1

  4. Oh wow, talk about a blast from the past! I used to make, yes, the funfetti ones.

    If anyone wasn't altogether scandalized at the thought of funfetti cookies, we made them in the microwave. I wonder whatever happened to the recipe now? Well, if I ever find it, I'll let you know.

  5. Oh cake batter. Love the smell of in it everything from ice cream to candles!!! These cookies look terrific. Come over and visit us. We have a terrific apple stuffed pork chop to share.

  6. Those cookies sure do look good on that pretty blue plate. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Bet these are delicious.
    Thanks so much.
    xo bj

  8. I'm so glad you posted these! They look so fun! My young adult son LOVES funfetti (I never made it) so the next time he comes home I'll greet him with these cookies!

  9. I too love using cake mixes for so many other things. These cookies sound delicious. I would love for you to share at my weekly linky fri-mon
    Come strut your stuff.

  10. I am ready for some cookies and milk

  11. Oooh, sounds yummy. TFS!

    Pinning on pinterest. :)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  12. i do cake cookies, only i just use a whole cake mix, 1/2 cup oil and 2 eggs, mix well and put on a cookie sheet by tablespoon full (batter is VERY thick), bake 8-10 minutes or til golden around the edges...they bake up nice and round (not flat)....the kids love the funfetti ones!! they also love chocolate cake with chocolate chips and yellow cake with chocolate chips! another favorite is chocolate cake with peanut butter chips! :)

  13. These look delicious. I haven't tried the cake batter thing yet either, but this is one more recipe to tempt me. :)


  14. Ooh those look great!
    I really love soft chewy cookies that are flat.
    I will have to give this recipe a try.
    Thanks for sharing it!

  15. I tend to steer clear of cookie recipes using cake mix too. But I have a fabulous apple crisp recipe that uses cake mix on the top (I put it on the Jam Hands blog hop this morning). Anyhow, I trust your judgement Abby. You haven't steered me wrong yet! I will try them!

  16. Yum! I love cake batter and these sound wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  17. I love cake batter! I tried a cake batter recipe I found in some other blog. Yum!

    One question... Are this cookies chewy or crunchy? I prefer chewy cookies, but when it comes to cake batter everything goes.

    I found this post through Melt in Your Mouth Monday.


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