Soft, cakey cookies filled with sprinkles! So fun and easy that the kids can help! These cake mix cookies are the perfect treat for the busy holiday season.
These scrumptious cookies are made with a cake mix! Yep, it’s a thing. And they’re so easy that the kids can get in on the act!
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So…right after Thanksgiving I take down my Fall decorations and start putting up my Christmas decorations. Poor Hubby has to do all the heavy lifting. But he gets rewarded for his efforts with a batch of Christmas cookies.
How cute are these? They are soooo easy that the kids can get in on it. There are tons of cute sprinkles that you can decorate them with.
All of the sprinkles for these cookies are by Wilton. They always have so many great ones. I got all of these at Walmart, so they’re pretty easy to find.
These are called confetti cookies because you mix sprinkles right into the dough. And cake mix cookies because, well, you use a cake mix instead of flour.
Start by beating the softened cream cheese and softened butter with a mixer on medium speed for about a minute or until well blended; scrape down the bowl.
Beat in the egg and vanilla until smooth.
Next comes that cake mix; mix it in until it’s blended and beat in 1/4 cup of the sprinkles.
Cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
Drop the dough with a cookie scoop on to cookie sheets lined with parchment sheets. These sheets are a must for cookie baking. Nothing ever sticks to them…ever! And they make clean up a breeze!
Bake the cookies for 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
Cool on the cookie sheet a couple of minutes then move to a cooling rack. Cool the cookies completely, about 20 minutes.
Using a small offset spatula or knife, spread about a tablespoon of frosting on the top of the cookie, and immediately top with sprinkles.
Don’t let the frosting set before you top with the sprinkles or they’ll roll right off. Repeat with remaining cookies.
Let the frosting set then store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
I’ve got lots more delicious Holiday Treats here, be sure to take a look!
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