Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies with Cream Cheese

These Funfetti cake mix cookies with cream cheese are quite possibly one of my favorite treats to bake. Not only are they incredibly easy, but they’re super versatile too. You can experiment with an unlimited number of flavor combinations and be satisfied every time.

funfetti cake cake mix + cream cheese cookies recipe

Making Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies

These are obviously cake-like cookies, but you can bake them a few minutes longer for a crispier texture. You can also use a smaller amount of mix to make them a little thinner. I suggest playing around with the amount you use per cookie to get your ideal cookie thickness and texture.

funfetti cake mix cookies with cream cheese

I have a habit of buying boxed caked mixes whenever they’re on sale and was desperate for a boxed cake mix recipe to use some up.

I’ve been experimenting with flavor variations and have a few favorites so far.

  • German Chocolate cake mix + Cream Cheese + Crushed Pecans + Toasted Coconut
  • Lemon cake mix + Cream Cheese + Lemon Zest
  • Strawberry cake mix + cream cheese + dark chocolate chips
  • White cake mix + cream cheese + caramel chips
  • Chocolate cake mix + cream cheese + milk chocolate chips
  • Chocolate cake mix + cream cheese + mint chips

I’m by no means done with my experiment, it’s too tasty to give up! What flavor combinations do you think would be great?

If you’re looking for another way to use up cake mix, check out my chocolate + cherry drop cake – it’s to die for!

Cake Mix Cookies Ingredients

funfetti cake mix cookies with cream cheese

You only need 5 ingredients to make these Funfetti cookies, and chances are you have them in your pantry already.

  • Confetti/Funfetti cake mix
  • White chocolate baking chips
  • Unsalted butter
  • Egg
  • Cream Cheese
making cake mix cookies in a stand mixer
pile of cake mix cookies

Cake Mix + Cream Cheese Cookies

Yield: About 36 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 box Funfetti/Confetti cake mix (15.25 oz)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 c butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 c white chocolate bakingchips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer.
  2. Add the egg and blend until fully mixed together.
  3. Add the cake mix and blend slowly, gradually increasing until all lumps and powder are gone.
  4. Add white chocolate baking chips and mix thoroughly.
  5. Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes, until edges are brown.
  6. Cool on a wire rack and continue baking in batches until all of the mix is used up.

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How Long do Cake Mix Cookies Keep?

These cookies don’t last long in my house. If you happen to have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight cookie jar for up to three days.

What Can You Add into my Cookies?

You can truly add anything to cake mix cookies to make them as unique or as traditional as you want. Some of my favorite add-ins are

  • chocolate chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • yogurt covered cranberries
  • M&Ms
  • nuts (pecans, walnuts, peanuts)
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • sprinkles
  • peanut butter chips
funfetti cake mix cookies on parchment papers

I haven’t tried candies yet, but I’m toying around with the idea of gummy worms and red hots! As if I needed more reasons to buy boxed cake mixes, my imagination is running wild and my taste buds are benefitting.

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