Funfetti Pudding Cookies

When you need a smile make something with sprinkles! These Funfetti Pudding Cookies are so fun and pretty – and they’re easy enough a kid can make.

Mini Funfetti Pudding Cookies |

Today is a super special day, and not just because I’m posting another Jordan recipe. Today is Stephanie’s Baby Shower Day! My friend Stephanie, from Back for Seconds, had her fourth baby, a little boy, two weeks ago.

First off, she’s kind of my hero. FOUR kids? I mean…I don’t think I could handle more than one, seriously. Then again, I’ve always said Jordan is like 2 kids. At least she was when she was little; she’s much easier now that she’s ALMOST 9. {gasp}

Anyway, I’m super happy for Stephanie and her family. Babies are miracles, each and every one. So today a group of us bloggers are celebrating. I really wish we could all be at a real baby shower, with real food and presents. And we could pass that baby around and get high off the new baby smell.

{You know that smell, right? The one that tightens your uterus and magically makes you think Wow! I could so totally do this again! until you hand the baby off and the feeling goes away? It’s like a drug.}

I’m bringing Funfetti Pudding Cookies to the shower today. Because everything is happier and more fun with sprinkles!

Mini Funfetti Pudding Cookies |

Another reason these cookies are totally appropriate for a shower? Jordan made them! Yes, this is another one of those recipes she made when she had a hankering for baking. She’s also responsible for these mint cupcakes, these easy peanut butter cookies, and this peppermint oreo bark.

That kid has a good dessert mind on her. Maybe she’ll take over CfC when I retire. ;)

I helped her with these, but she did 90% of the work. These are a simple sugar cookie infused with vanilla and butter extract for the cake batter flavor, and pudding mix to keep them soft. Nope; there is NO cake mix in this recipe!

It’s magical, what butter extract does: it makes things taste like cake batter. You can find butter extract at most grocery stores in the spice aisle. Then, of course, they’re filled to the brim with sprinkles. Because that’s what separates Funfetti from regular old cake, am I right?

Jordan made these small, using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, but you can make them bigger if you want. Just edit the cooking time.

You really can’t help but smile when you see them. Or when you eat them!

Mini Funfetti Pudding Cookies |

 Perfect for a baby shower. Or a birthday. Or a holiday (think pink and red sprinkles for Valentine’s Day). Or a random Wednesday. :)

Funfetti Pudding Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract (found in the baking aisle at many grocery stores)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 small box (3.4 ounce size) vanilla pudding mix (I use instant)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles (jimmies)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking mats.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a stand mixer until fluffy, just a few minutes. Beat in egg and both extracts. Beat in salt, baking soda, and pudding mix. Add flour and mix slowly until completely combined.
  3. Drop cookies onto prepared cookies sheets. I used a 1 tablespoon sized cookie scoop for small cookies (they are bite sized). Bake for 7-8 minutes, until they just start to get a teeny bit golden around the edges. Cool before removing from cookie sheets.
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Go check out all the other baby shower treats!

Stephanies Baby Shower

Pimiento Cheese Spread by Laura’s Baking Talent
Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken by Kathy’s Kitchen Table
Skinny Chocolate Chip Cannoli Dip by Frugal Foodie Mama
Funfetti Pudding Cookies by Crazy for Crust
Blueberry Boy Bait by Pint Sized Baker
Strawberry Butter Streusel Muffins by Chocolate, Chocolate, and More
White Chocolate Reese’s Brownies by Inside BruCrew Life
Blueberry Coffee Cake by Heather’s French Press
Skinny Banana Nutella Dip with Star Pie Crust Dippers by Wine & Glue
Celebrating with Star Cookies by Created by Diane
Lemon Meringue Cookie Cups by Mom on Timeout
Skinny Blueberry Cheesecake Bites by Yummy Healthy Easy
Skinny Chocolate Muffins by Kitchen Meets Girl
Flourless Chocolate Cake by Plaid and Paisley Kitchen


Funfetti Gooey Bars

funfetti gooey bars (1 of 5)w

Funfetti Sandwich Cookies with Marshmallow Filling

Funfetti Sandwich Cookies with Marshmallow Creamy by Crazy for Crust

Funfetti Chocolate Chip Scones


Sweets from friends:
Funfetti Overnight French Toast by Julie’s Eats and Treats
Funfetti Cheesecake Bars by Sweet Treats and More
Pumpkin Cheesecake Blossom Pudding Cookies by Something Swanky


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  1. These are seriously the cutest cookies ever! How faun are these?
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  2. yayyyyy for babies!!!

    and yay for these pretty pretty, fun, soft, and tasty cookies!!

  3. these make me smile today! (and everyday probably) :)
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  4. These are perfect for a shower (boy or girl)! So cute! And I’m a sucker for pudding cookies but sprinkles put them over the top!
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  5. Love these delicious little cookies! And yes, baby smell is a drug. Thanks for linking to my French Toast!
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  6. sprinkles make everything more fun, and I swear I can smell Asher through the screen – oh how I miss that baby smell in the house
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  7. Oh I just love these, so cute and festive, perfect for a party!

  8. These are super fun for a party! Sprinkles make anything more fun :)
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  9. What happy little cookies! And I must try this pudding mix addition that I’ve been hearing so much about. Congratulations to Stephanie on her sweet new bundle! I’m convinced that if they could bottle up that new baby smell, world peace wouldn’t be too far behind… ;)
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  10. Dorothy, you are just too funny! Yes, I know that exact feeling when you hold a brand new baby … then you give it back and all the feelings go back to reality! What gorgeous cookies!
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  11. I am such a funfetti anything fiend! And I am loving how simple and easy these look. Adding pudding mix to cookies makes them so soft and moist…I know these are a definite winner!
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  12. Thank you so much for organizing Stephanie’s shower, Dorothy!! You are such a good friend! And these cookies! Gah! Tell Jordan that I want her to be my personal baker :)
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  13. How could anyone not love these? Pudding makes the best cookies and sprinkles make everything so good. Why don’t they make sprinkles medicine? Like, I might … never mind, rabbit trail. Anyways, these are so perfect! What a fun addiction to the shower!

  14. The texture of these looks absolutely awesome and the Funfetti factor – totally a perfect cookie all the way around!

    And congrats to Stephanie – four kids. God bless her :)

  15. Cutest cookies ever! And just perfect for a baby shower – pinned!

  16. Dorothy, you just might be the sweetest person on earth! I seriously got a little teary eyed when I woke up and saw all the wonderful baby shower posts. You are such a good friend to organize this awesome surprise – I don’t know how you do it all!
    These cookies look perfect! Jordan sure knows her stuff :) I sure wish we could all be together today, but since we can’t, I’ll just make cookies and eat them all myself ;)
    Thank you so much, friend. I heart you!!! xoxo
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    • You’re so very welcome Stephanie!! I hope that it brought a smile to your day, I can’t imagine how tired you are. :) Give that baby a hug and a big sniff for me. :) xoxo

  17. Hi
    I love your blog it’s fab, I’m from the uk and would love to make these cookies for a bake sale but I have no idea what the vanilla pudding mix is – do u know the English equivilant ?
    Rachel xx

  18. Dorothy, these look so amazing … and I LOVE your blog!! However you mentioned butter extract … and the recipe doesn’t list it or the amount you use. Could you add a note, thanks!!! Carol

  19. Go Jordan!!! She did a GREAT job!! I love it when kids enjoy cooking and baking! Mine are in the kitchen with me all the time and these cookies are the kind of thing they LOVE to make! They are so cute, pretty and tender looking (and everything is always better with sprinkles!) Congrats to Stephanie! I am going to go check out all the other goodies!
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  20. So exciting! I saw her baby pics on Instagram! The cookies look adorable and yummy.
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  21. These look perfect! I have yet to try pudding cookies, but that just seals the deal for me. Must make!

    Congrats to Stephanie! So exciting!
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  22. There’s nothing that can’t be improved with sprinkles! These are so fun–Jordan did a great job!
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  23. These look so soft and chewy! Pinned!
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  24. Funfetti is so much FUN! These are the perfect cookies to celebrate. Wish I could sample in person all the treats with the baby shower.
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  25. Looks so simple and delicious. It’s refreshing to see that these weren’t made with cake mix! Can’t stand that.
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  26. These cookies look perfect Dorothy! I love the colors and texture!
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  27. everything is better with Funfetti!!! These are gorgeous and fun cookies! I love that Jordan has your love of Desserts!
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  28. Wow, you go Jordan! These look awesome! Pinning! And yessss, new baby smell is to die for. I actually get to go meet my friends’ new baby in just a few hours… so excited! :)
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  29. These are great cookies for a baby shower! I do miss that baby smell. Thanks for organizing the shower and allowing me to be a part of it!
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  30. Sprinkles are always the way to go…especially in party food!!! These are the cutest little cookies. You know how much I love pudding cookies! Tell Jordan I am way impressed with her mad baking skills ;-) Thank you so much for organizing all the baby shower posts…you rock!
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  31. Awww so sweet of Jordan! She has REALLY good taste when it comes to recipes — seriously. I haven’t tried putting pudding in cookies before, but I’ve put in cornstarch, which is somewhat similar… Right? And I literally just bought butter extract to play with; you’ve convinced me I need to start tonight. Even though I just baked cupcakes that are cooling on the counter. ;) So happy you can still find time to bake with Jordan even with your busy cookbook schedule!
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  32. I love pudding cookies and I love sprinkle so… yeah I’m in love with this. :)
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  33. Pleasant to the eye but not the palate. I made these cookies yesterday and will not be making them again.

    • I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy them Nicole. Can you let me know why? Our family loved them both times we made them.

      • Dorothy,
        My kiddos enjoyed them; however, they were too sweet and had a bit too much baking soda for me. Maybe I did something wrong. The cookies are very festive looking and have been received well by so many as noted in previous comments:)

        • Some people are definitely more sensitive to baking soda. You can cut it down to 1 or even 1/2 teaspoon with success (but the texture of the cookie will change…it’ll actually get softer.)

  34. Made these today and they were a huge hit! Would it be alright if I feature them on my blog? (linking back to your original post)

  35. Made these little beauties this morning. I just thought you may want to edit your instructions to add when to include the butter extract and the sprinkles, as there is no mention of that. Of course, I added the butter flavoring at the same time as the vanilla, and put the sprinkles in after the flour and all was well. Thanks for a fun cookie!

  36. Made these with my mother and can’t figure out what we did wrong. We both read the recipe multiple times and I’m certain we didn’t miss anything. Our cookies were so crumbly and dry they wouldn’t stick together. To shape them I ended up coating my hands in cooking spray. Any suggestions? We’ve got some littles that love sprinkles, so these would be great treats for them if we could figure out how to fix the batter!

    • I’m so sorry! What kind of pudding did you use? I think sugar-free can affect it, if you used that, by chance. Are you spooning your flour to measure? Try starting with 1 cup and seeing if that works better, although depending on how the dough is you may need to chill it so they don’t spread too much. Let me know how it turns out!!

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