M&M and Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias #ad

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M&M(R) and Pillsbury(TM) Funfetti(R) Cake Mix Cookies

Every year my mommy friends and I do something fun – a Christmas cookie exchange. It was something that we all participated in when we were all in the moms club in town together and even once our kids aged out of the club, many of us carried on the tradition. Every December we pick a morning and get together to exchange cookies, have some tea, coffee or hot chocolate and share some laughs together. It’s something that I look forward to all year long.

Here are the cookies my mom friends are going to be getting this year at the annual cookie exchange:

Here’s what you need:

  • Pillsbury(TM) Funfetti(R) Holiday Cake Mix
  • Pillsbury(TM) Funfetti(R) Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting
  • M&M’s(R) White Peppermint
  • M&M’s(R) Holiday Milk Chocolate
  • One gallon of Great Value milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


Here’s what you do:
1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine your Pillsbury(TM) Funfetti(R) Holiday Cake Mix, oil, eggs, vanilla, and baking powder.


3. Mix your ingredients by hand.


4. Once your ingredients are mixed well, add in 1/8 cup of your M&M’s(R) White Peppermint and 1/8 cup of your M&M’s(R) Holiday Milk Chocolate. Fold them into your batter.


5. Using a tablespoon scoop small scoops of your batter onto a baking pan, make sure they’re spaced far enough apart.


6. Bake for 9 minutes and let cool on a wire rack.


7. Once your cookies are cooled off, top of your your Pillsbury(TM) Funfetti(R) Holiday Vanilla Flavored Frosting and some sprinkles!


Yummy, right?

If you plan on making some cookies this holiday season, too, you might want a brand spankin’ new KitchenAid Mixer to help make them. If you don’t have one, or want to gift one, or want one for yourself, you enter to win one here:

Holiday #BakeInTheFun

I would love it if one of my readers won!

But back to my cookies. I love that I was able to grab all of my ingredients right at Walmart. It makes life easier when I can grab everything I need in one place, you know?

Walmart treats

While I was there, I picked up some milk, because what goes better with cookies than a nice cold glass of milk?

wlalmaet great value milk

But did you know that there are hungry children and their families right in your community that are missing out on the essential nutrients supplied by milk because it’s not typically donated to food banks – even though it’s in really high demand. That’s why I LOVE the Great American Milk Drive will deliver a gallon of milk – and all of the essential nutrients, including protein, that it provides – to a family in need in YOUR local community. When you purchase 2 bags of M&M’s(R) at Walmart (9.4 oz bags or larger) and up to a gallon of milk will be donated to the drive. That makes my heart happy!

Here are some more stats for you. More than 46.5 million Americans – including one in every six children – rely on Feeding America food banks every single year and one of the most requested food items is milk. On average, food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year because while so many Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, a lot of people don’t think to donate milk because it’s perishable. You can join Feeding America in The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most.


Christmas cookies and donating to families in my community who are in need – what can be better this time of the year?

Do you participate in a Christmas cookie exchange? If so, here are some more holiday recipes that you may want to check out.

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  1. Jennifer Mercurio (@DoubleDutyMommy)

    I agree! Everything is better with a peppermint!

  2. Alli

    I’m in love with the peppermint M&M’s and the Hot Chocolate ones. Oh, who am I kidding? I’m in love with every M&M I’ve ever encountered. Your cookies look awesome.

  3. Liz Mays

    They look so soft and pillowy and amazing. I can practically taste them through the screen.

  4. Terry

    Those cookies look way too pretty to eat. I haven’t done a cookie exchange in years!! They were always so much fun.

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Same here, Terry. I have not participated in a cookie exchange in the longest time. Maybe before this year ends, I will.

  6. Tammy

    oh my those cookies look yummy. Hubby was asking for some the other day and I will have to try these.

  7. Rosey

    I want to make cookies out of Funfetti. Yum!

  8. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Thank you for sharing this post. It makes me sad to think that amidst all the festivities, there are still families who are hungry. I would love to participate in this The Great American Milk Drive!

  9. OurFamilyWorld

    I agree and this sounds like a great campaign. I would also love to try the recipe. The cookies look so yummy.

  10. Fashionable Librarian

    This is so rad…..#bloggers rock. I love these cookies.

  11. Liz Mays

    It can’t get more delicious than this. You’d BETTER get some in the mail pronto!

  12. MyTeenGuide

    The cookies are so pretty and I bet they are yummy, too. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  13. Elizabeth O.

    Don’t you just find them adorable! I would love to try these too!

  14. Jennifer

    OMG, yes! This is the most perfect cookie ever! I love the texture, I love the M&Ms, and I love the frosting. Yum!

  15. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Totally agree with you Jennifer! Cookies like these look so good I would want to preserve them!

  16. Travel Blogger

    I love funfetti! It reminds of me of baking when with my mom when I was little. I will have to give these a try.

  17. Pam Wattenbarger

    Funfetti reminds me of when my kids were little! It was their favorite cake flavor.

  18. Rebecca

    I love a good christmas cookie. these look delicious and I never knew you could make cookies out of cake batter. I am so making these for Santa.

  19. Rachelle

    I didn’t know you could make cookies out of cake batter either! Such a cool idea!

  20. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I cannot wait to make these! I love the flavors, and they have the kind of texture I really love.

  21. Travel Quest

    I’m not a fan mint but I love M& M’s in my cookies the presentation looks pretty I can serve this also for Saint Patricks Day because of the color.

  22. Jenna Wood

    It’s not the holidays without M&Ms, we fill the stockings with them every year! Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe idea!

  23. Theresa

    I agree! M&M’s and the holidays just go hand in hand!

  24. Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom)

    Love these cookies. They look delicious and festive.

  25. Jennifer Mercurio (@DoubleDutyMommy)

    I love the Walmart Baking section! It’s always right in the center and out where you need it. No need to fight to get down an aisle then looking around forever for the ingredients you need. My family isn’t HUGE milk drinkers though but I love the cause!

  26. Jeanette

    I go a little over board at christmas with cookies I will totally admit it. This one needs to be added to the list. Have you tried the Mint M&M’s? Those would go perfect in these cookies too.

  27. tara pittman

    I love making cookies. My boys love the decorating part.

  28. Karen Dawkins

    I do not participate in a cookie exchange, but we make a lot of cookies for neighbor gifts and to take to parties. My daughter is in to baking this year, but she isn’t quite ready for the complicated recipes. Yours looks like a great one for a color happy 11 year old to do with minimal supervision (help at the oven).

  29. Danielle

    These do look really yummy! My son would go nuts over these cookies. He’s been asking for some lately so maybe I’ll surprise him.

  30. Megan Elford

    I had no idea there were Peppermint M&Ms! I need to get some asap. I love the cookie recipe too, they look so yummy!

  31. Terri Ramsey

    Were same!! I’m gonna try this because i love peppermint.

  32. tinajohnson2

    These look so good. They don’t even look like they need the frosting (but I would never say no to frosting!)

  33. Jeanine

    I was thinking the same thing .They look like they’d be just delicious without too!

  34. littlemisscant

    Oh those look delicious! I haven’t had a good old fashion cookie giveaway in ages. I need to see if my girlfriends are on board with this!

  35. Pam Wattenbarger

    These look like really tasty cookies! I always love finding new recipes to try for the holidays. I do a lot of baking around Christmas.

  36. Debra Fazio-Rutt

    I’ve never done a cookie exchange, but I have made cookies to give as presents during the holiday season. These look delicious and so easy to make!

  37. Catherine S

    These cookies look so yummy. I never would have thought to use cake mix for cookies.

  38. alissa

    These are fun, and they look pretty simple to make.

  39. Amanda || Growing Up Madison

    I might have to give these a try. We just love cookies in this house!

  40. Vera Sweeney

    I love how much time mixes can save! These cookies look so festive for Christmas and sound delicious!

  41. Priscilla Hedlin (@WheelchairMommy)

    I love M&M cookies. I really want to go make these right now but that would be a BAD idea. Really. It’s Birthday/anniversary week ….

  42. Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest)

    Funfetti is my husband’s absolute favorite cake! I didn’t know there were funfetti cookies?! These looks super holiday spirited!

  43. Jeanine

    Yum these sound and look like such delicious cookies! I haven’t had funfetti in so long, I would love to give these a try. My kids have been begging me to make some more cookies!

  44. Kwi

    I would love to do a Christmas cookie exchange! It should be an annual tradition!

  45. Jerusha (TheDisneyChef.com)

    Those look amazing! I’m a sucker for cookies with frosting… And when you pair it with M&M’s, it just seems like a comfort food that needs to get into my mouth. LoL! – Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com

  46. NPC

    Those look amazing! I bet the M&M’s is what puts them over the top!

  47. Sarah Bailey

    These just look like some of the most delicious cookies – I could totally reach through the screen and grab one if I could/.

  48. 2kidsandacoupon

    I love cake mix cookies. They’re always so fluffy. These look delish and like they’d be a great holiday treat!

  49. Crystal

    Those M&M’s are a fun surprise! I love this time of year, and all of the baking I get to do with my kiddos.

  50. lisa

    These look like the best cookies! I love funfetti cookies and adding M&Ms is awesome!

  51. sippycupmom

    I bet these are so delicious. I love cookies with frosting!

  52. Lady Lilith

    Yummy. This is such a fun idea. I bet the kids will really enjoy the cookies. So festive.

  53. Bri

    I never thought of using cake mix to make cookies, but this is such a great idea. My little cousins will gobble these up.

  54. keikilanij

    I love cake mix cookies! They are so yummy and easy. Cute!

  55. Felicia

    These are so much fun! Making cookies together is such a great way to make Christmas memories.

  56. Delaine

    Those cookies look way too yummy. I would love to try that recipe

  57. Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    Never tried cake batter for cookies, these look so good!

  58. livingoffloveandcoffee

    I love cookies that I can have my kids help me make. My son is all about having the job of adding the sprinkles.

  59. @SensiblySara

    Those cookies look yummy! We don’t usually do a cookie exchange but I do bake many more cookies during the holiday season. I’ll add these to my Christmas recipe book!

  60. lisa @bitesforbabies

    These cookies are always a hit with kids…all those colours (and of course the frosting) is so appealing!

  61. Theresa

    These look so soft and delicious! I love the festive sprinkles you added too!

  62. Ann Bacciaglia

    These cookies look fun to make. I will have to make some this weekend with my kids.

  63. Tammi Roy

    I love making cake batter cookies. It is such a moist cookie and so delicious. I am making some this week with my kids.

  64. Elizabeth O.

    Now isn’t that fun to do! I love the burst of colors and there’s peppermint too. I bet Santa will stay longer just to finish these!

  65. Onica {Mommy Factor}

    Wow! awesome recipe. This really looks yummy and delicious. I want this. I’m going to make mine. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  66. Jennifer H

    I totally want a bit of those cookies, yum! I’ll have to make these sometime.

  67. Melissa

    These cookies look great, I love the light green as opposed to the typical dark. I bet my daughter would love it if I made these! NOM NOM

  68. Jody Smith

    I did not know that about the milk drive, how nice! These cookies look so festive and fun !

  69. thedealmatchmaker

    This recipe looks so delicious and fun! I think my son would love to try this recipe. Thanks for hosting a cool giveaway

  70. mimicutelips

    We love cake in our home, we need to try out this funfetti cake. The kids would love it.

  71. Miles L.

    I always love cookies whether during the holidays or not. Thanks for sharing this awesome post.

  72. Jessica Beal Harlow

    We love to bake cookies, especially during the holidays. Funfetti versions are my girls favorites…I think mostly because the sprinkles make them think of glitter. lol I’d love to win a new KitchenAid mixer too!

  73. Amanda Ripsam

    Looks perfect for Santa cookies we still leave cookies and milk out for Santa because Bella still believe in Santa. Also perfect for a cookie exchange with friends and family.

  74. Crystal Bowley Reagan

    My kids aren’t huge on mint either, but it’s my favorite. I think I’ll have to make these for myself.

  75. Amanda

    My kids and I make a treat everyday for advent! I know they will love making these!

  76. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert

    My kids love cookies! I’m sure they would love to try this!

  77. @mommyblogexpert

    That is so FUN, pun intended, that you made cookies out of a cupcake mix. These cookies are so pretty and very festive for the holidays.

  78. Terri Ramsey

    My grand kids always wanting a yummy cookies like this, they will surely love it especially the M and M idea.

  79. Rebecca Swenor

    This is indeed a great Christmas cookie recipe and I will have to make these with my niece’s kids. During this time of year I always make Christmas cookies for everyone. These would be indeed perfect to donate. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  80. Up Run for Life

    These look so good. I haven’t tried making cake mix cookies yet. I might have to make these for Santa. I bet he will enjoy them.

  81. Rosey

    A milk drive is a fabulous idea. Those cookies look pretty great too. Entered the contest, my mom wants one of those mixers, I’d gift that right to her.:)

  82. Janeane Davis (@janeanedavis)

    Home made cookies are such a treat. I like how easy your recipe is to follow and how fun the cookies look.

  83. Clo

    Okay this looks absolutely amazing! We are going to do this next week. I can’t wait.

  84. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey

    I love the idea of adding whole M&Ms on the batter! I have to try this, my kids would definitely love them!

  85. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    We love making cookies, especially this time of year! Decorate them all up, keep some for us, and give some away! We like to make treat bags for our neighbors, teachers, and mailman.

  86. Chubskulit Rose

    So festive. Now that I see your post, I am going to bake some cookies today as well.

  87. Eileen xo

    My favorite type of recipe, easy and delish! Love the give away!! I could use a new mixer

  88. Allison

    These look so fun and easy to make! I love anything that makes me look like a pro in the kitchen!

  89. chbernard

    I love this kind of cookie! They are so delicious, glad I found this recipe, and to make it even better… m&ms! Love it@

  90. JanetGoingCrazy

    So, that’s how they make those cookies so soft! I love M&M’s cookies so much and I bet these taste amazing.

  91. Shauna Torres

    I would never have thought of using cake mix for cookies, but love this idea. They look like so much fun and my kids would love them.

  92. MyTeenGuide

    The cookies look yummy. I’ve never participated in a cookie exchange, but I would like to start this in our neighborhood.

  93. Ricci

    I have never tried cake batter cookies before and these Funfetti ones look super yummy!! Great recipe!!

  94. Lynndee

    I’ve never tried participating in a Christmas cookie exchange. I would love to though. Sounds like a lot of fun!

  95. Kelly (@KickingWKelly)

    My kids love funfetti cakes, so I am sure they will love the cookies. and if not, I will eat them instead!

  96. Paula Schuck

    I love making cake mix cookies. My favorite is Red Velvet. They are easy to make and so moist and delicious.

  97. indah nuria Savitri

    red and green is everywhereeee..Looks yuum and I also love Pillsbury, especially the croissant dough :). More bakings are coming these days..

  98. mburbage

    Fun cookies! The kids would really enjoy this! Would be a great thing to have at the school parties

  99. klg1982

    looks easy and absolutely delicious!

  100. Laurie

    I want to try to bake these! I don’t have a large kitchen so complete from scratch options don’t work.

  101. Wheretesslives

    We love making christmas cookies. Wuld be a great kid project.

  102. Laura Funk

    Yup! Making these tonight. I have all the ingredients and absolutely love these type of cookies

  103. kristimaloney

    These look dangerously delicious. I will have to show Ryan this post- he will want to #1 go to Walmart and get all the ingredients and #2 make them this weekend!

  104. Censie

    Great recipe! So easy and festive and i love cake cookies! NOM!

  105. Tonya C

    Wow, you made cookies from a cake mix! I bet they were amazing. I’ll have to give these a try.

  106. Kristin

    Yeah, you had me at Funfetti. Those look so delicious and totally festive too!

  107. Rachelle

    Oh my those look wonderful. I love anything that has funfetti in it, yummy!!

  108. Lexie Lane

    Wow! My kids would love this, yummy! I love your idea especially the M and M.

  109. Jeanette M

    Those look really good! I love cake mix cookies.

  110. Maggie Branch

    These are definitely the perfect cookie exchange cookie! Different but delicious!

  111. Maurene

    I certainly would like to try this one. I love cookies and I plan to have them during the holiday season.

  112. Pamela ::Still Dating My Spouse

    Oh, could you come and make these for my family….LOL Looks very tasty

  113. Amy Desrosiers

    These look so yummy for Christmas! My kids would gobble them up quickly!

  114. Marielle Altenor

    I’ve been seeing so many delicious recipes with M&Ms. I want to try making this cookies with my little guy!

  115. Nicole Herose Cochingco Escat

    wow. This cookies is so cute and fun to do. For sure the whole family would love this. I’m going to do this at home. Thanks for haring your recipe.

  116. Nicole Haas Etolen

    These are really yummy! My kids always wanting a cookie like this.

  117. Tiffany @ Daily Leisure

    Are these like those Lofthouse cookies? My sister loves those! I prefer homemade, but these look fun and easy to make and decorate!

  118. Shell Feis

    What a fun combination! I love funfetti anything & of course I love M&M’s too!

  119. Stephanie Pass

    These look like some delicious holiday cookies. I love baking during the holidays.

  120. Bonnie @wemake7

    Cookie exchanges sounds so fun and have always wanted to do one of those. Your cookies look so good. =)

  121. Maggie Lydon

    These look delicious! I love that you’ve included the white peppermint in this recipe.

  122. ascendingbutterfly

    The Holiday Cookie Exchange sounds like fun! I’ll bet everyone scooped these up!Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  123. Christie

    Such an easy and festive cookie for the season! Never thought about chocolate and funfetti together, yum!

  124. LifeAsAConvert

    Funfetti is one of my favorite cakes. I bet these cookies are delicious too!

  125. April Mims

    I’ve never participated in a cookie exchange and now I know what I’ve been missing out on! These cookies look perfect for holiday sharing.

  126. RonRon

    Oh my cookies. I so love this. Will join the giveaway too!

  127. HilLesha

    Those look delicious in every sense of the word. I also love how festive these cookies look!

  128. Katarina

    Oh my gosh, those cookies look amazing! They look like even I could make them!

  129. Claudia krusch

    OMG! Can’t wait to try it! My son will go crazy over it!

  130. Alyssa C

    I am always looking for easy cookie recipes to add to my Cookie Swap. I am definitely adding this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  131. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    Those cookies are perfect for Christmas!

  132. Samantha K

    The cookies look so fluffy and delicious! (cilent)

  133. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    What a cute holiday cookie!

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