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Funfetti Pudding Cookies

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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. 🙂

Be sure to check out all my pudding cookie recipes and all my funfetti recipes!

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Servings: 36 cookies

Funfetti Pudding 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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.
  4. Note: for a puffier cookie, chill dough for at least one hour before baking.

Funfetti Pudding Cookies - an easy cookie recipe even kids can make!!

Go check out all the other baby shower treats!

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

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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. 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!

  2. 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 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. 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 🙂

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

  6. 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

    • 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. So exciting! I saw her baby pics on Instagram! The cookies look adorable and yummy.

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