Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies

I'm pretty sure sprinkles make everything a celebration.  Doesn't that just seem like the natural order of things?  Of course I made these for birthday baking and sent some to both of my dear friends named Lisa for their respective birthdays.  And Dave and I enjoyed the leftovers as celebration cookies for no particular reason.  It's sunny--let's celebrate with a Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie!  It's raining, that's ok, let's celebrate with a Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie!  See, it just kind of works that way.  These cookies are sweet, pretty and taste like cake, which makes them the perfect birthday baking treat.  They turned into a perfectly crackled cookie with a crispy outside and slightly chewy interior, resulting in a close to perfect cookie experience.

Besides being delicious, these cookies are a breeze to whip up, thanks to a prepackaged mix. Stephanie at Cookin' Cowgirl hit the nail on the head when she started with a plain cake mix and opted to add in the sprinkles herself.  I was skeptical about the quantity (1 cup of sprinkles is A LOT!), but she was right--if you want a pretty celebration cookie, you really need all those sprinkles.  They completely take over, providing the extra sweetness but without making a toothache-inducing cookie.  Stephanie mentions using a vanilla cake mix, but I couldn't find that so I used plain white and found it perfect. I love the color of the cookie and how it acts as a perfect canvas for the sprinkle to pop in all their glory.  I also opted to flatten my scoops of cookie dough a bit because I wanted to make sure they spread out and baked evenly, rather than end up as cookie nuggets.  Make these cookies for your next birthday or celebration, or just make these cookies and you'll be celebrating!

Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies


1 18.25 ounce box white cake mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup rainbow sprinkles

In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix and baking powder.

In a small bowl, beat eggs, oil and vanilla until blended.

Add egg mixture to cake mixture and stir until combined and all cake mix is absorbed.  Fold in sprinkles.

Drop spoonfuls of dough (I used a small cookie scoop) onto a parchment or Silpat lined cookie sheet.  Flatten dough balls slightly.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until set and the edges are golden but not browned.  Turn baking sheet 180 degrees halfway through baking. If using more than one sheet at a time, rotate positions in the oven for more even baking.

Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

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1 comment:

  1. YUM! Funfetti makes everything right! and these cookies look super delicious. :)