Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies (GF)

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies (GF)

Do you ever buy new items at the grocery store without a clear idea of what you’ll do with them? It’s just that, you know, you’ll need them later?

Because I do that all the time. Several months ago, I saw a gluten-free version of Pillsbury’s funfetti cake mix on the shelves, and I knew I had to buy it. After all, Kenny is a funfetti addict, but he also eats a primarily GF diet. My original plan was to go home, bake him the cake and be done with it.

But you know, I’m a baking blogger. What does that mean? I have fun with mixes! So instead of just baking the cake, I let the mix alone for a while to brainstorm ideas. Finally, these cookies came to light. And they’re great!

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies (GF)

As part of my training to be a department chair, I’ve been sitting in a lot of classes all summer long to get up to speed. The learning curve can be pretty big and it’s an abundance of information to absorb. And yet, people seem very concerned about the snacks.

That’s right: the snacks. We have a rotating signup sheet for who brings snacks on particular dates, and people are very into coordinating with one another. On the one hand, I get it. You don’t want too many chips or cookies or whatever. But on the other hand, I kind of don’t care. I’ll bring in snacks on my designated day (I already bought the Tostitos, y’all) and eat whatever is there. It doesn’t matter. I’m too busy having my brain stuffed with information. Today I skipped the conversation where everyone coordinates snacks so that I could get home in time to see the kids. Does that make me a bad person?

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies (GF)

Usually, I’m all about the snacks. It’s just that when I get into a zone of concentrating, I don’t really think about food as much. That’s when food becomes fuel rather than a hobby.

When I’m not in class, though, bring on the fun food! And fun means funfetti. These cookies might be gluten-free, but they pack a whole lotta funfetti flavor!

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies (GF)

The best part about cake mix cookies is that they’re just about as easy to make as the cake mix itself. Just don’t forget the pudding mix, because it’s the best part!

When you’re done, you have a thick and fluffy cookie that won’t upset any tummies. Maybe I should bring these in along with the Tostitos. That would make people forgive me for skipping out on snack duty conversations!


Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies (GF)


1 box Funfetti cake mix (the gluten-free variety)
3-oz. box vanilla pudding mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a bowl, combine all 5 ingredients and mix well.
  3. Roll the dough into balls about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons in size. Place the dough on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes until set. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, I’m seeing more and more cake mix cookie recipes! I need to try this! We could all use some great shortcuts like this! and love the funfetti!!!

    1. Mir

      Cake mix cookies are the best. They don’t spread on a baking sheet when you have no time to chill the dough!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I always do that when grocery shopping! Sometimes it’s a good thing, sometimes a not-so-good thing because I end up not using it. These cake mix cookies look delicious! I haven’t made this type in forever, so it’s time to change that!
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    1. Mir

      Yeah, I try to use all the products I buy, but every now and then, something is just too weird. 🙂

  3. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    I have to admit that I am ALL about the snacks. And also all about picking up items that call to me in the grocery store (and farmers market, etc etc). These look like such fun, and perfect for the kiddos!
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    1. Mir

      I LOVE browsing the farmers markets. Need to do more of that this summer!


    This is fun(fetti)! Couldn’t resist! 😉 I love a quick and simple recipe that’s cute as can be! You nailed it! recently posted…Parsley Pesto and Burst Heirloom Cherry Tomato CrostiniMy Profile

    1. Mir

      You are too cute, Annie!

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Well yay to getting you learn on and your brain stuffed with info! That must be kinda weird, considering YOU are used to stuffing OTHER people’s brains with all the knowledge! So I TOTALLY do not think it makes you a bad person to skip the snack convo and go home to be with your kids! Are you cray? If anything that makes you a wonderful person and mother! I got a giggle out of the fact that everyone in those sessions is so concerned about the snacks. 😉 Anyways, I always love your creativity and these cookies are no exception! I’m a funfetti freak too, so these cookies are rockin’ my world! LOVE that they are made out of a box mix, because hellllooo gimme all the dang convenience! I’ll take 3 dozen please! Cheers, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      It’s actually really good for me to sit in class and get that student perspective. Keeps me thinking about my own teaching!

  6. Manali@CookWithManali

    I need to try this, i have never made cookies using cake mix, now I feel like I am missing out because they look amazing!!
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    1. Mir

      Try it, Manali. So worth it!

  7. Cakespy

    You can’t spell funfetti without fun. I personally enjoy putting fun food in my mouth, so thank you for making cookies suitable for my palate. 🙂
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    1. Mir

      No problem, Jessie. I’m the same way!

  8. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    I’ve wondered how good that mix was too!

    1. Mir

      It really holds up, Julianne!

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