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Funfetti Butter Cookies

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Approximately 29 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert


This Funfetti Butter Cookies recipe gives you gooey, buttery cookies that are melt-in-your-mouth good! Using only 7 ingredients, these rainbow sprinkled, super soft treats are a no-fuss, easy-to-follow recipe that’s perfect to make for any occasion!



  • 8 ounces (226 grams) Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (112 grams) Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 Large Egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Box (16.25 ounces) White Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup (95 grams) Rainbow Colored Sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) Confectioners Sugar
  • Sparkling Sugar – for added sparkle to the tops of the cookies (optional)


  1. Using your hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and unsalted butter together on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, and continue to mix on medium-high speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Reduce your mixer speed to low and gradually add in the white cake mix until just combined.
  4. Using a spatula or large spoon, stir in rainbow color sprinkles.
  5. Tightly cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and chill for a minimum of 1 hour.
  6. After dough chilling is compete and you’re ready to bake, adjust your oven rack to the 2nd level mark, just above center, then preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  7. Line 2 baking sheets with either parchment paper or silicone mats. Set to the side.
  8. With a medium size cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop the cookie dough into 1 inch balls. Roll them in the confectioners sugar, then place the cookies about 1 1/2 – 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350ºF or until until the bottoms turn a nice light golden brown.
  10. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for approximately 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Use a spatula to transfer them to the cooling racks because the cookies will be very soft!
  11. Keep the cookies stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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