An easy project for kids and their parents is to use a cake mix to make cookies. Funfetti cake mixes and frosting vary by the seasons, so a Funfetti cake mix and frosting are perfect for this. The kids can help mix and frost the cookies. Even the littlest one can sprinkle the pieces onto the frosted cookies. These fun cookies will be ready in a flash. The homemade treats will disappear almost as quickly as you made them. This recipe will make about 36 cookies.

Things You'll Need

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the cake mix, butter and egg until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets, two inches apart.

Bake at 350 degrees, in the middle of the oven, for nine to 12 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden.

Cool the cookies on the pan for two minutes, then place them on wire racks to cool.

Frost the warm cookies and sprinkle them with candy pieces.


  • You can make flat cookies by flattening them before baking to 1/4 inch, using the floured bottom of a glass.
    Decoration is even faster if you just stir the candy pieces into the frosting.
    Substitute a yellow or white cake mix and 1/3 cup decorative candy pieces if you can’t find a Funfetti cake mix.
    Substitute your favorite frosting flavor and decorative candy pieces if you can’t find Funfetti frosting.
    Watch your store for seasonal Funfetti items.