Feb 13

Lemon Funfetti Cookies

It has been way too long since I posted anything lemon or funfetti. Today I’m killing two birds with one stone: Lemon Funfetti Cookies!

Lemon Funfetti Cookies are full of lemon and cake batter flavor...with sprinkles!

I have a couple things I’ve been wanting to talk to you about concerning pop culture. It’s all very, very important; probably life and death…or something.

1. Taylor Swift. I am obsessed. It’s unhealthy. Have you heard her song Welcome to New York? Literally I cannot stop listening to it. I love how wholesome TS is, and that I can feel good that Jordan loves her too. (Fingers crossed she doesn’t have a sex tape/twitter/Miley Cyrus moment anytime soon.)

2. Rosie O’Donnell leaving The View. I’ve been watching The View since it first debuted so many years ago. I’ve watched almost every single episode since Jordan was born. Jordan was actually a baby the last time Rosie was a co-host; I have so many memories watching her fight with Elisabeth while I was playing mind-numbing infant games.

Lemon Funfetti Cookies

Is anyone surprised that Rosie is leaving The View…again? I’m not. I’ve been waiting for it since week 2. I figured they’d get rid of the ridiculous couch/table combo in Hot Topics and then give Ro the boot shortly after. As much as I love Rosie (and honestly? I agree with her a lot of the time) she is so annoying. I respect all viewpoints on pretty much every topic. I might not agree with someone, but I respect everything that comes out of their mouths. Rosie is the kind of person that gives whatever group she agrees with a bad name; the kind of ridiculous blowhard that cannot see past their own views…on anything. If you don’t agree with them, you are wrong. It’s been painful to watch, almost as painful as watching Barbara Walters get all pissy last year.

3. And last, a pleading note to Brandy Glanville: Girl, I love you. A lot. I always defend you to everyone. You’re my favorite on RHOBH. I’ve been watching Celebrity Apprentice for you. I’ve defended your behavior to my husband, saying things like “she’s really tortured” and “they only show when she’s got the attitude, the others are worse.”

But, honey. Sweetie. All that stuff with Kim and Kyle? And throwing wine? And Jeff Lewis? I’m having a really hard time defending you against all the naysayers. Let’s watch ourselves, mmkay? And maybe drink less wine?

Instead, maybe you need a cookie. All the alcohol and no food is not helping. xo, Dorothy.

The cure for pop culture ailments? Lemon Funfetti Cookies. Always. Because, lemon, obvi. And sprinkles pretty much guarantee a smile.

Unless you’re Rosie. Then…maybe a sneer? Or a head shake?

Lemon Funfetti Cookies

Okay, I spend half the post ranting on pop culture and reality shows. #sorrynotsorry

I have cookies to make you forgive me. Lemon Funfetti Cookies. They’re like little lemon clouds that taste like cake. How can you not want twelve one?

Yes, these start with a cake mix. I like cake mix. Somehow, It makes everything taste like cake. I used a yellow cake mix instead of a lemon one because I like yellow (or golden butter) cake mix better than lemon cake mix. Don’t laugh, but to me? Lemon Cake Mix tastes fake.

{I know. “But Dorothy, cake mix is fake.” I hear your viewpoint, but I still love cake mix.}

I doctored my cake mix with lots of lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract. Triple the lemon gives a huge punch of lemon flavor…and they still taste like cake. Then you add sprinkles and by the magic of unicorns and rainbows, the cookies turn into funfetti.

When you want some cookies and would rather watch the RHOBH or The View instead of measure flour, make these.

Lemon Funfetti Cookies are full of lemon and cake batter flavor...with sprinkles!

Then tweet me and we can roll our eyes at all the annoying things celebrities do. Please?

Lemon Funfetti Cookies

Yield: 20 cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

A cake mix makes these cookies a snap to make. Add lemon zest, extract, and juice to a cake mix and you get super lemony cookies that taste like funfetti cake!


  • 1 (15 ounce) box yellow cake mix

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 (packed) teaspoon lemon zest (about 1 medium lemon)

  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking mats.

  2. Place cake mix in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. (Alternately, use a large bowl and a hand mixer.) Add butter and egg and mix slowly until the butter works it’s way through the mix. Add the extracts, lemon juice, and zest. Stir until mixed, then stir in sprinkles.

  3. Drop 2 tablespoon cookie dough balls onto your prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8-12 minutes until the tops start to show cracks and they just start to get golden around the bottoms. Don’t over bake these, they’re better more underdone. Cool completely on cookie sheets, then remove to an airtight container. Will keep for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

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Sweets from friends:
Lemon Burst Cookies from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
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Lemon Bar Cookie Cups from Barbara Bakes