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These Funfetti cookies are the best!  Seriously- what could be better than delicious 3 ingredient cookies that are as easy to make as they are to eat? 😉   Oh, I know!  3 ingredient FUNFETTI cookies…  that’s what!  😉

My mom used to make these when I was young & now I make them with my kids.

No, they aren’t on the “healthy cookie” list, but let’s cheat just today... shall we?!   These cookies will take you hardly any time to make and they are fun to make (your kids will agree!)  They are a favorite of mine and they are so simple!

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What ingredients are in these Funfetti 3-ingredient cookies? 

  • 1 box of Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Optional: Can of frosting.

I love that this recipe does not call for brown sugar, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder or granulated sugar.  It’s just so simple!   (Not saying that it’s low in saturated fat but it’s easy & delicious, so today calories & fat don’t count.   Shhhh…)

Now you can see why I love this easy Funfetti cookie recipe!   Who can say no to 3 ingredient cookies (or any 3 ingredient treat)?! This is a simple recipe to turn to when you need a rainy day activity for the kids and you know everyone could use a pick-me-up in the afternoon.

I just can’t get over how simple this is. You don’t need to worry about chilling the dough – room temperature is fine here!  This is also a great recipe if you want to get creative :

  • Try a chocolate chip version
  • Throw in some vanilla extract
  • White cake mix with almond extract
  • Or add some dried cranberries for a delicious grown-up version of this cookie
  • I recently learned that Pillsbury also makes a gluten-free Funfetti cake mix, so you could try that, too!

How do you make 3 ingredient Funfetti cookies?

I start out by preheating the oven to 375°F.     While it is preheating, I start mixing the cake mix, oil & eggs.  Just mix them or stir until it is moistened.  Do not over stir.

Next, you will roll the dough into 1-inch balls & place them about 2 inches apart on an UNgreased baking sheet (I like to cover my baking sheet with parchment paper for an easy clean-up, but this is optional).

3 ingredient funfetti cookies

A fun way for kids to help make the 3 ingredient Funfetti cookies

I let the kids do this next part – flattening the cookie balls.  Just take a small drinking glass and dip the bottom in flour. (I put flour in a bowl to make this part easier).

Now you will push the bottom (flour-covered) part of the glass onto the dough balls to flatten them just a little. You want to flatten to 1/4-inch thick.

Put them into the oven, but you only want to set your baking time for around 6-8 minutes, until they are a very light golden brown color around the edges.

Once you remove them from the oven, let them cool for about a minute before removing them from the cookie sheet.

Are you ready to frost your cookies?

This is optional, but our kids love to decorate the cookies with frosting & extra sprinkles.   I let them use food coloring to color the icing whatever color they want (you can easily turn this into a science experiment mixing colors together).

TIP:  I usually get the icing & put it into several different bowls for the kids.  They pick how many icing bowls they want and they add their own food coloring to the bowl.   They can create a new color or stick with the color that the bottle shows.

Once the cookies are cool enough, start spreading the frosting onto the cookies (I like to add it while they are a little warm, so the icing melts just a little bit).  If you are adding sprinkles, add them immediately so that they will stick to the wet icing.

TIP: Let the frosting set before storing.

Enjoy!

Cookies sitting on top of a table with text.

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Funfetti Cookies (Only 3 Ingredients!)

These cookies will take you hardly any time to make and they are fun for your kids to make them! They are a favorite of mine and they are so simple!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 box of Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Optional: 1/2 can of frosting

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Mix the cake mix, oil & eggs.
  • Stir until moistened.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls & place them about 2 inches apart on an UNgreased cookie sheet.
  • Take a drinking glass and dip the bottom in flour. Push the glass onto the balls to flatten them until they are 1/4 inch thick.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Cool about 1 minute & remove from the cookie sheet.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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26 Comments

  1. WOW! So easy! Thanks for sharing these in the Mommy Club this past week. I’m featuring them in my How to Meal Plan Facebook page!!! Thanks so much! Crystal

  2. I love a good cake mix cookie! So easy and still delish. 🙂

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  3. Love easy and quick recipes like this! Thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspired!

  4. I think funfetti cake mix is one of my favorite foods… prepared, of course. These look absolutely wonderful. Wish I could sink my teeth into one right now.

    I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  5. Does it matter what oil you use? I only have coconut oil on hand so I’m wondering if that will work!!

  6. This may be a dumb question… But when I make funfetti cake ( directions off the box ) I don’t think I can roll it like a dough like this recipe calls for… Is there a secret? Lol it’s always a “wet” cake mix.

    1. Just use the eggs, etc.. (so the ingredients in the post but not the box)

  7. Super bummed! I made these because they seemed easy (they are!) and I had everything it took to make them. Sadly, my batter came out sooooo sticky I could barely roll it. I had to just throw globs onto the cookie sheet! Ha. Anything I could have possibly done wrong on this basically fool proof recipe??

    1. Oh no!! I don’t know. I make them constantly & use this recipe (I actually look at my blog for the recipe. lol). I’m sorry.

      1. Becky, do you refrigerate the dough first? We also used my Kitchen Aid mixer on the stir speed, do you think it was over kill?

        1. Refrigerating them would make them easy to roll (or coat your hands in flour)

    2. I too just made these with my kids for a school lesson, they are so sticky we can’t roll them hardly and definitely can’t smash them with a glass dipped in flour we tried. I have went over and over the blog to see if we could have somehow messed this up, I don’t see how. I am a baker and cook constantly but I can not make the simplest of things apparently 🙂

  8. This is a Pillsbury recipe from 1990. Even your picture is the picture they use on the website.