Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies

Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies ~ Such a fun simple cookie made with butter, cream cheese and Funfetti Cake Mix! SO SOFT and sweet!

I LOVE these Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies! They are SO soft, made with cream cheese, butter and Funfetti Cake Mix. You will make these over and over again!

Ok y’all.

Sometimes you just need a cookie to make you happy. Because sometimes it’s perfectly ok to eat your feelings.

I speak from personal experience.

Also, can we just talk about people who won’t eat cake mix for a quick second…Yep, I know you’re out there.

And really, I appreciate you. I really do.

But these cookies can’t be made without it.

If you want a cookie with sprinkles that doesn’t include cake mix check out these, or these, or these these and these.

But today we’re getting down and dirty and making super yummy Gooey Butter Funfetti Cookies.

Because they can’t be Funfetti without cake mix. That’s a true fact.

Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies!

I started with a box of Funfetti, Cream Cheese and some Challenge Butter

Challenge Butter

Use that whole box of cake mix.

Funfetti Cake MIx

Oh, and I added some extra sprinkles into the dough to amp up the colorfullness. Yep, that’s a word.


Honestly how gorg is that cookie dough? And talk about tasty!


Form the dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar…

Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookie Ball


Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookie Ball

Totally pretty and soft and squishy and yummy and perfect…

Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies ~ Such a fun simple cookie made with butter, cream cheese and Funfetti Cake Mix! SO SOFT and sweet!

I ADORE these cookies!!


4.6 from 12 reviews
Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies
makes approx 30 cookies
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup Challenge Butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix (15.25 oz)
  • ¼ cup sprinkles
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  1. In bowl beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth, add in egg and continue mixing, scraping sides as necessary.
  2. Add in the cake mix and beat until combined and finally stir in extra sprinkles.
  3. Chill dough for about an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°
  5. Form dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet 2" apart and bake for about 10 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to wore rack to cool completely.


You might also want to check out my Strawberry Gooey Butter Cookies…I used virtually the same recipe and method, just a different flavor cake mix!

Strawberry Gooey Butter Cookies | Cookies and Cups

Or these White Chocolate Butter Bars….


Or even my Cookie Dough Gooey Butter Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Gooey Butter Bars | *I was either compensated and/or provided product for this post by Challenge Butter, but all opinions are decidedly my own. I am a huge fan of Challenge Butter!

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May 20, 2014 8:29 pm

Sometimes a cookie does make everything just a bit better!
These are “happy” and delicious looking cookies. I would love one with a nice cup of coffee. That certainly would brighten the day. Blessings, Catherine xo

May 20, 2014 8:44 pm

You have to love the extra sprinkles.

May 20, 2014 9:17 pm

I bet these babies just melt in your mouth! They look so good! Pinned! :)

May 20, 2014 9:30 pm

I’m such a gooey butter cake fan. I’ll take it in all forms, please!

May 20, 2014 11:26 pm

I have only had gooey butter cake once, but it was amazing! I know I would love these!!

May 21, 2014 12:20 am

Super cute and easy! I love that you added extra sprinkles. What a fun cookie!

May 21, 2014 2:03 am

Love anything with sprinkles! Must get my hands on a funfetti cake mix!

May 21, 2014 6:31 am

These are TOO cute! I love the sprinkles 😀

May 21, 2014 10:03 am


When I was younger, I was a total cake mix snob but these days, I am all about the cake mix. I’ve got a cake mix recipe on the agenda today!

May 21, 2014 3:56 pm

Love these cute sprinkle cookies!

May 21, 2014 10:22 pm

Definitely not funfetti without cake mix! Love these cookies, I’d snatch them up in a heartbeat.

May 22, 2014 1:41 pm

These look so yummy! I’m going to have to give them a try while my son is home from college. Thanks for sharing!

May 22, 2014 5:06 pm

Real life confession: I used to (ok sometimes I still do) buy cake mix solely to eat straight from the box as a snack. It’s just so good and I’ve never been able to recreate it on my own. I cannot WAIT to make these!

May 23, 2014 10:13 am

Would this work with yellow cake mix and sprinkles? I was thinking red, white, and blue for Memorial Day =)

January 27, 2015 5:40 pm

Pillsbury makes a White Cake Mix as well, if you wanted to add in the red and blue sprinkles or any other color, based on the holiday!!!

P.S. First batch in the oven right now…we can’t wait to try them.

May 27, 2014 11:14 am

I make these this weekend and they turned out great. Definitely a keeper.

July 4, 2014 5:44 pm

I just made these for Independence Day! I called them firecracker cookies bc they look like the colorful exploding firecrackers.

July 6, 2014 9:14 pm

I made these tonight and they turned out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

July 12, 2014 8:39 pm

I made these and my family loved them! Thanks :)

August 2, 2014 9:05 pm

I wasn’t crazy about these cookies just because they were not as sweet as I had hoped but my girlfriend and mom loved them. If you’re a sugar addict like me I would consider adding more sugar to the dough but if you’re looking for more of a biscuitty flavored cookie these are perfect.

September 16, 2014 10:02 pm

I wanted more sweetness, too. A light glaze frosting made them even better!


[…] These cookies are a must […]

September 5, 2014 7:57 pm

Is there a substitute for the brand of the butter?

September 16, 2014 10:01 pm

Took these to work and to a picnic. They were a hit! I frosted with a light glaze (just powdered sugar and milk) for a little sweetness.

September 30, 2014 1:58 pm

I need to do something for a breast cancer fund raiser and would like to use only pink sprinkles. Can I use a white cake mix (instead of funfetti) and add pink sprinkles?

October 3, 2014 12:53 pm

Did not care for this cookie….sorry :-(

October 5, 2014 2:27 pm

how would you store these? Do u need to refrigerate them? And up to how many days will these be good for? And lastly is it ok to use red velvet cake mix instead?

October 5, 2014 11:20 pm

Do we need to refrigerate them? An how long will it last when stored in a container?

October 5, 2014 11:27 pm

Do we need to refrigerate these and how long do they last for when stored?

October 14, 2014 12:18 pm

I did not care for this recipe.

October 16, 2014 10:56 am

I found these on pintrest and decided to try them. Let me just say that the whole batch was gone in ONE day! My family loved them! Even my husband, who hates cream cheese and is super picky about his sweets. They keep asking for more! I’m making 2 batches today :)

October 23, 2014 4:47 pm

These cookies are easy and delicious. Rolling them in powdered sugar before baking gives them just the right amount of sweetness. Thanks for sharing!

October 29, 2014 11:14 am

Made these cookies today and everyone loved them!!! I will definitely have to make them again. Thanks for the amazing recipe

November 4, 2014 6:59 pm

I just made these and they are more of a cakey consistency rather than gooey and dense (like I was expecting). Did I do something wrong?

November 12, 2014 4:45 am

What is “challenge butter?”

November 12, 2014 1:06 pm

These funfetti cookies look so yummy. Definitely have to make some soon. Pinned

Gen S
November 13, 2014 5:55 pm

This recipe is almost an exact replica of Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cookies…

Lynette Cruz
November 21, 2014 9:18 am

I’m making my second batch of these!! If it was up to my family I would’ve made a second batch immediately after the first! We all loved them.What UI found was if I do exactly 10 minutes they come out like a gooey butter cake, if i let them stay just a few minutes longer like 4-5 they come out cakey,I love them both! Thank you for the recipe,definitely a keeper and so easy…I actually made them the second time without looking at the recipe,although i did double check to make sure i didn’t leave anything…Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2014 10:00 pm

What if I can’t find challenge butter?

November 24, 2014 8:33 pm

I just took the first batch of these out of my oven and I’m TRYING to not eat the entire sheet of cookies! These are sweet, gooey, wonderfully colorful little bites. Will be making these for the Christmas tray, with red and green sprinkles. Delish – thank you!!

November 26, 2014 7:57 am

My daughter’s favorite food group is colored sprinkles. Cannot wait to make these cookies. Thanks!

November 27, 2014 10:51 am

Do I have to add the powdered sugar on the outside? I thought I had some, but turns out I don’t! And walmart is out of the question on Thanksgiving!

December 4, 2014 9:11 pm

Is that unsalted butter? I can’t wait to try these!

December 14, 2014 4:49 pm

If I were to not use the cream cheese in this recipe, should I substitute it with something else (more egg or butter..?) or is leaving it out entirely okay?

December 15, 2014 7:55 pm

I made these this past weekend for my family’s annual cookie bake and man oh man were they YUMMY! They came out so soft and perfect. I will definitely make these again in the future.

December 21, 2014 10:14 pm

Made these to give away to neighbors for Christmas. Took all my strength to not eat them all. So good.

December 23, 2014 5:59 pm

I just made these cookies. They were easy to make and delicious to eat. Thank you. I will try your other recipes.

December 24, 2014 11:41 pm

I just made this for a christmas goody basket… SO good!

December 31, 2014 12:05 am

These are soooo yummy! And yes these Are just like the “Paula Deen gooey butter cookies” like Gen S. Mentioned. OR…..(maybe hers are just like yours) ^-^ either way…. Yum. Love your sight. I enjoy your recipes.

January 5, 2015 10:12 pm

First time baking these ive seen them a lot lately and i have to say they are delicious . i sprinkled i little powdered sugar on them once they were cool because i did not use the 1/4 cup of sprinkles ( i thought it was just too much for my taste ) and they werent that sweet , it did the trick for me !

January 19, 2015 3:12 pm

i was wondering if u could freeze these cookies…thanks!

January 21, 2015 2:06 pm

This may be a stupid question, but do you need to use the ingredients from the cake box as well?