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Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies

I LOVE these Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies! They’re made with cream cheese, butter and Funfetti Cake Mix. These cookies are SO soft and yummy you’ll want to make them over and over again!

Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies

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 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. AND I made a short little video to show you just how easy they are!

Are you fully on board?

Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies!

How to Make 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!!

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Close up of assorted funfetti cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet, with a bite missing from one cookie.

Funfetti Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: About 30 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Gooey butter funfetti cookies made with cream cheese, butter, and Funfetti cake mix. This is the best cake mix cookies recipe packed with rainbow sprinkles, and it’s SO easy to make!


  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix (15.25 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles
  • 1/4 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° Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  5. Form dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on prepared 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.


store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 121
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 123.3 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 22 mg

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170 comments on “Funfetti Gooey Butter Cookies”

  1. So… I rarely comment but for these I just had to.
    I’ve been looking online for things to do with cake mix (I have like 45 maybe 50 boxes – but that’s a story for another day lol). My fam is sick of cake and cupcakes. I tried these out and sheeeeeeeesh
    Gone in literally a day.
    I like to experiment so I tweeked it a little bit. I added chocolate chips in a batch (chocolate mix) then coconut and pecans in another (vanilla mix).
    Thanks so much for sharing. xo

  2. Melani Oconnell

    I am an avid baker, but have never ever frozen cookies….any idea best way to freeze these ….making for a wedding…thank u, melani

  3. Alicia Anderson

    There are MANY comments here and I’ve read through some but not all so i apologize if its already been answered. Can this dough be made up and refrigerated prior to baking? We are having a cookie exchange where we all bake together and we like to have the dough made up before hand if possible. Thanks!

  4. Hi Shelly. In your recipe you notate 1/2 cup of butter (which is 1 stick, 8 Tbsp). However, in the video the butter looks more like 1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) when compared to the cream cheese block. Should it be 4Tbsp or 8Tbsp of butter? Thanks so much! Can’t wait to make this!

    1. The sticks I used in the video were just shaped differently. Some brands just package a shorter, fatter stick 🙂 The measurement remains the same, 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons)

  5. I rarely comment on recipes but had to for these. My 4 year old took the first bite and said “you better try one. These are delicious!” He wasn’t wrong! Wow these are good!

  6. I love these cookies! And so does everyone else. Am I the only one who thinks these are really hard to mix? I must be doing something wrong. I have broken two hands mixers making these cookies. The dough gets so stiff once I add the cake mix! Do I need a stand mixer?

    1. I’ve tried with a regular mixer & stand mixer. The cream cheese makes it very sticky. Today after it getting almost into the mixer at the top of the beaters, I finished with a danish dough whisk. I think in the future I’ll mix the butter, cream cheese, & egg with the mixer & finish with the whisk. I know the dough whisk is supposed to be for dough, but it worked.

    2. These cookies are delicious. But I thought I was going crazy, as I was not finding anyone else who commented on the difficulty in mixing the oh so thick batter. Thankfully someone else noted this challenge.

      I almost broke my electric mixer once the cake mix was added. Had to finish by hand. If I make another batch, which I would really like to because they are so tasty, I need to figure out a better way to mix the ingredients.

      Any tips? Thx

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