Cake Batter Shortbread

Need I say anything to make you more excited for these cookies than you already are? Cake batter. Sprinkles. Shortbread. Oh YES. Shortbread has to be one of the most simple cookie recipes yet- with just 5 ingredients and no required refrigeration time, you can make these as fast and you can say "sprinkles make life better." Which, by the way, is the truest statement there is. Make these perfectly sweet, crispy, crunchy cookies for any occasion! They have real cake mix in them so they will without a doubt put you in a great mood with a happy tummy. 


1 Cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour

3 Tbsp french vanilla cake mix

1/2 Cup (1 stick) salted butter, room temperature

2 Tbsp granulated sugar

1/2 Cup sprinkles



1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. Set aside.

2. In a stand mixer or a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, cake mix, butter and sugar until smooth. It may be crumbly- keep on mixing until it all comes together! Then fold in the sprinkles. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface (about 1/2 inch thick) and cut into whatever shape you desire. I used a heart shape cookie cutter. 

3. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on the baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes, just before they turn golden. I have a strong oven so I only baked them for 8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, then once slightly more firm, transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.