These super easy and delicious Cake Mix Confetti Cookies are just the ticket for your next bake sale or event. They can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes, contain five ingredients or less and kids love them. Who can resist sprinkles?
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I have the good fortune to be in charge of the third-grade bake sale at school. Every year they host a bake sale after school to raise money for a charity. It’s usually a huge hit as the hungry kids pour out of school and beg their parents for a treat. I have seen parents go all out making dipped cookies, marshmallow pops, cake pops and lots and lots of cupcakes.
Here are some things I think about when deciding what to make for a school bake sale…
- treats should be wrapped individually in clear bags that hungry kids can see inside of
- no nuts
- lots of chocolate
- no muffins (come on, they are always last to sell)
- put cupcakes in small plastic cups for easier handling
- spice up Rice Krispie Treats with icing, chocolate or sprinkles
- at least one gluten-free option
- did I mention lots of chocolate?
These were a huge hit with my kids. My son Evan doesn’t like chocolate (not sure how we are related) so he especially loved these. He’s the one who asks for chocolate chip cookies with no chocolate chips! Crazy, I know.
All you do is add melted butter, eggs, baking powder and sprinkles to the cake mix and stir. I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix.
Drop them from a small melon ball scooper. You may have to use your fingers to help them out. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes and viola – look at these cute things. Feel free to add more sprinkles to the top before putting into the oven or you could go so far as to roll these in more sprinkles if you are sprinkle obsessed. I myself am not sprinkle obsessed. I just like saying that.
These Cake Mix Confetti Cookies are soft in the middle and a tad bit crunchy around the edges. They are sweet without being too sweet and hold up well. They will be the hit of your next bake sale.
Cake Mix Confetti Cookies
- 1 box rainbow chip or confetti cake mix can use gluten free
- 1 stick unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 Tbsp sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Pour cake mix into a large mixing bowl and break up any lumps.
- Make a well in the middle and add all remaining ingredients.
- Stir until combined.
- Using a small melon ball scooper, scoop out dough and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, watching carefully. Edges will just start to brown a bit.
- Cool on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing.
These can be made gluten-free by using a gluten-free cake mix. Make sure your sprinkles are gluten-free too.
This recipe was adapted from Babble.
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