I’m spilling my secrets for making the best cake batter cookies! These funfetti cookies taste just like cake batter but aren’t make with cake mix. They are made with pudding mix, so they stay soft for days! These are the easiest pudding cookies with the best cake batter flavor and are always a hit when I make them.
When you need a smile, make something with sprinkles! These cake batter cookies are so fun and pretty – and they’re easy enough a kid can make them. I know this for sure because this was one of Jordan’s recipes when she was younger, and she could handle 90% of the work to make them.
And by “work,” I don’t mean hard work! These are the simplest cookies that you mix, drop on a baking sheet, and bake. No chilling and no fussy steps!
The Best Cake Batter Cookies
You might assume, given the name, that these are made with a cake mix, but they’re not. They taste just like cake batter thanks to two special ingredients: vanilla pudding mix and butter extract.
Instant pudding mix is one of my favorite ingredients. You can buy it in tons of different flavors, and when you add it to cookie dough, you end up with soft cookies that stay soft for days. For these funfetti pudding cookies, I use instant vanilla pudding mix to give them a vanilla cake flavor.
Butter or Cake extract is the other secret ingredient. It’s magical and makes things taste like cake batter. You can find butter extract at most grocery stores in the spice aisle.
And don’t forget the sprinkles! Is it really cake batter if you don’t add lots of sprinkles?