I stumbled upon this recipe. Really. I have no idea what I might have been searching for that led me to a recipe called “Sprinkle Crinkle Cookies”, but when I got there, I saw that they are cookies made with Funfetti cake mix. Funfetti cake mix….memories of when Ally was little and every birthday all she wanted was a Funfetti birthday cake. I mean, really…I can make her any kind of cake and she wants Funfetti. Okay. Fine. So we had a few years of Funfetti cakes and cupcakes.
Well, the timing was perfect. Ally was going to be home for a visit later that week and I thought it would be fun to make a batch for her. They are beyond easy (the blogger who shared the recipe even says that they are so easy that it’s almost embarrassing to even call it a recipe)! Nevertheless, they taste just like Funfetti cake, but in cookie form and with a few more sprinkles.
Ally liked them. I sorta like them. My coworkers loved them…when I took some to work to share, I couldn’t believe how many people, when I told them what they were said, “Funfetti?!?!? I love Funfetti!” One person even asked for the recipe and made some that showed up back at work the following week.
Funfetti Sprinkle Cookies
adapted slightly from http://www.cremedelacrumb.com
(Makes about 18 cookies)
1 box Funfetti cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup multi-colored sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350°.
Place sprinkles and powdered sugar in two separate bowls. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs and mix well to combine. Cover and chill dough about 15 minutes. Use a tablespoon to scoop dough and roll into balls. Roll dough balls in sprinkles to coat all sides, then in the powdered sugar.
Set cookie dough balls about 2-3 inches apart on a large baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cookies will still be a little gooey. Allow to cool completely before using a metal spatula to remove cookies from sheet. Store in airtight container.