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Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Do you know what is no fun at.all. Sick babies. They’re a real bummer. I would know because our sweet 3 month old had her very first cold over Thanksgiving. Poor baby. Then Jesse and I both got colds! It was not the best week at the Sunny Side house. Thankfully we are all feeling much better!

Usually around this time of year I’m posting a week of Christmas cookies. This year it’s been a little harder for me to organize my holiday baking, so I decided not to commit to a full week, instead I’ll just post things as I have time to make them!

These delicious little cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction popped up on my Facebook feed last week and the timing was perfect. I don’t usually have boxed cake mix but I was going to make something for Thanksgiving that called for it so I bought some. I never got around to making what I had originally planned so there it was, just sitting in the pantry waiting to be made into these cookies.

What’s cool about these cookies is that they taste like a cupcake but have the chewy texture of a cookie. It’s the best of both worlds! Plus, you can use festive sprinkles. Who doesn’t like sprinkles? And this would be a great recipe to make with kids. You don’t even need a standing mixer (though you can totally use one if you want!).

The only change I made from the original recipe is to use less sprinkles. The recipe called for 1 cup of sprinkles and that seemed like a lot. In the end I used closer to 1/3 of a cup and I felt like they were plenty sprinkle-y. Below I’ll use my measurement and you can just add more if you’d like. Also, I used my medium cookie scoop and didn’t smooth it out at all before baking so my cookies look a little rougher than Sally’s, next time I’ll roll them into balls instead of using the scoop.

Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

1 18.25 oz box vanilla/white cake mix
1 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup sprinkles*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cake mix and baking powder. In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir well to combine. Add the sprinkles and carefully stir in to the dough.

Place 1-inch rolled balls of dough about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes, making sure they do not start to brown! Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve with a cold glass of milk.
Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction

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