Funfetti Birthday Cake M&M Cookies

These Funfetti Birthday Cake M&M Cookies start with a cake mix.  By adding a few ingredients, you can have a delicious and soft cookie that everyone will love.

Sprinkles and M&M's turn these cookies into a fun birthday treat!

 This week I celebrated my birthday away from home.  My kids couldn’t believe that I would want to “work” instead of getting cake and presents.  And by work, I mean go on a blogging trip with all expenses paid and good food in front of you at every meal.  I’d say it was actually a pretty nice birthday treat.  The only down side was not having my hubby and kids there on my birthday.

Although it was so fun to come home and have all three kids present me with handmade cards and presents.  It feels good to be missed.  They are so excited to take me out to dinner this weekend too.  Now I just need to figure out what cake I want to bake for my late birthday celebration.  The baker in me loves making my own cake every year :-)

Sprinkles and M&M's turn these cookies into a fun birthday treat!

A birthday week just isn’t complete without some sort of cake.  One of my favorite things to do with a cake mix is to create fun cookies.  I’m sure by now you have figured out how much I love these cookies.  The butter and cream cheese in the cookies makes them soft and delicious.  Try one while it is still warm!  So delicious!

Have you seen the new Birthday Cake M&M’s?  I grabbed a bag of them a few weeks ago with a Funfetti cake mix.  Putting the two together seemed like the perfect treat to enjoy for a birthday.  Feel free to use your favorite flavor cake mix and M&M’s.  It is so much fun to create new flavors in a semi home kind of a way.  I love making homemade from scratch cookies too, but cake mix cookies have my heart right now.

My biggest tip for these cookies is to not over bake them.  They will look soft and under done when you pull them out.  Do not second guess me and bake them longer.  The cookies will continue to cook on the hot baking sheet.   I like to roll the dough into 36 small dough balls.  It makes me feel better about munching on cookies when they are just bite sized.  You can roll them into fewer but larger balls if you like.  Just make sure you distribute the M&M’s evenly in the cookies.

Even if there are no birthdays coming up soon, I’m sure you can find something to celebrate that needs a fun bright colored cookie.

Sprinkles and M&M's turn these cookies into a fun birthday treat!

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Funfetti Birthday Cake M&M Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Funfetti Birthday Cake M&M Cookies

A funfetti cake mix cookie gets more cake flavor and a party look from M&M candies.


1 box Funfetti Cake Mix (15.25 oz.)
8 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup Birthday Cake M&M's (8 oz. bag)
1 - 3.1 ounce box Sno-Cap candies (1/2 cup)


  1. Beat the cake mix, butter, egg, and vanilla until a soft dough forms. Add the cream cheese and beat again. Gently stir in the candies. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Roll the dough into 36 balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. Do not over bake. Remove from the oven and let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Gently move to the counter to cool completely. Store in a sealed container on the counter. Makes 36 small cookies.


*You can use any flavor of cake mix or M&M candy in this recipe.

**If you can't find the Sno-cap candies, feel free to substitute chocolate chips.

Sprinkles and M&M's turn these cookies into a fun birthday treat!

A few more of our favorite cake mix cookie combos:

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies

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  1. says

    Birthday cake M&Ms?? Man, I need to go grocery shopping with you! First the strawberry pudding mix, now the M&Ms… You find all the good stuff! :) Happy belated birthday!! So happy for you that you’re able to celebrate it multiple times with other on your trip as well as your family! I love your tip about making the cookies smaller to eat more without as much guilt… I do that all the time too! I always want a second cookie, regardless of the size, so when they’re smaller, I don’t eat quite as many!
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