I love a cute cookie. One that just looks adorable propped up on a pedestal. Especially if it’s pink. It doesn’t matter the occasion, Easter, Baby Shower, Birthday, Bridal Party, random Tuesday night… When people see these cookies they are immediately struck by its shear charm, then they are undeniably overcome by a deep desire to consume all of them as quickly as possible.
Wait? That’s just me… Awkward…
Moving on. These cookies are super simple to make. You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. They are what Sandra Lee would call “Semi Homemade”
The main ingredients: A box of cake mix and a tub of frosting.
Feel free to experiment with these cookies. I used funfetti cake mix and strawberry frosting. But these would be wonderful with lemon cake mix and a cream cheese frosting. Or add food dye to make the cookies red and the frosting green for Christmas. See where I’m going with this?
A good cake mix cookie that is easy to prepare, takes less than 15 minutes start to finish, and has endless creative opportunities, is something everyone should have in there repertoire. So what are you waiting for?
- 1 box funfetti cake mix
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- ½ stick butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon sprinkles
- 1 tub strawberry frosting
- Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together cake mix, cream cheese, butter and egg until well combined. The batter will be thick.
- Scoop out teaspoon sized amounts of dough, roll into balls, and place on the greased cooking sheet. Flatten the balls slightly with the palm of your hand and top half of them with sprinkles. (Only half because those cookies will be the top half of the sandwich, while the other non-sprinkled cookies will be the bottom halves)
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until they are slightly golden. They should still be soft when you take them out. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack. They will firm up as they cool.
- Once the cookies are cooled completely, get your frosting ready. Put it into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe the frosting onto the bottom of the non-sprinkled cookies. Top with a sprinkled cookie.