Confetti Cookies: A Fun, Kid-Friendly, Shortcut Recipe

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I recently rediscovered a cookie recipe from when cake mix cookies were all the rage about a decade ago. This recipe for colorful Confetti Cookies was given to me by a woman at our church, who was so pleased to be able to make a cookie my little girl could eat.

Confetti Cookies Recipe - a super-easy, dairy-free, hack recipe with vegan option! Kid-friendly and party-ready.

This quick and easy recipe is a great kids can cook recipe because it’s just a “dump and mix” recipe. It’s also perfect for school parties or anywhere there will be a lot of hungry children. The recipe makes three to four dozen festive confetti cookies that would be appropriate for a birthday party, a carnival, or even Easter!

The original directions call for colorful fruit-flavored rice cereal, but this time I decided to try some with cocoa rice cereal, too, for a chocolate option. Both varieties were enjoyed by my testers.

Confetti Cookies Recipe - a super-easy, dairy-free, hack recipe with vegan option! Kid-friendly and party-ready.

Ingredient Notes: Confetti Cookies

I used a generic brand of cereal that was safe for our family. But classic Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Krispies, or your favorite all-natural, dairy-free variety will work, too.

I used Aldi brand for the yellow cake mix, but Duncan Hines is another good option. Other dairy-free and vegan 1-pound yellow cake mixes should work well. But vegan-specific cake mixes that don’t call for eggs in the preparation might produce different results. And gluten-free cake mixes might not be an easy swap. They can vary quite a bit in quantity and preparation from traditional cake mixes, which could affect the results.

Confetti Cookies Recipe - a super-easy, dairy-free, hack recipe with vegan option! Kid-friendly and party-ready.

Special Diet Notes: Confetti Cookies

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, and vegetarian.

For egg-free and vegan confetti cookies, I’d suggest trying vegan egg replacer or aquafaba as a substitute. We haven’t tested it yet, but please comment if you do!

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It doesn't get much easier than these cake mix cookies!
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Serves: Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies.
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  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  2. Dump the cake mix into a large bowl and add the oil, water, and egg. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Stir in the cereal until well distributed.
  4. Drop the dough by the teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.
  6. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for a few minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. For optimum freshness, enjoy them within a few days. They can be frozen to enjoy later.

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About Author

Sarah is the Associate Editor for Go Dairy Free. She also shares food and daily dilemmas as a milk allergy mom via her blog, No Whey, Mama. Sarah’s previous experience includes work as a copy editor at Thoroughbred Times magazine, a content writer at Travelago.com, and an intern at Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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