Rainbow Cake Mix Cookies for Military Care Package #23

Rainbow Cake Mix Cookies for Military Care Package #23

Makes 20 cookies
Author Wendy Sondov themondaybox.com


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 box instant vanilla or white chocolate pudding
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup melted vegetable shortening** Crisco, or ½ cup melted butter
  • Gel food coloring
  • Sparkling sugar about ¼ cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Microwave the shortening to melt. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix and instant pudding powder. Add the eggs and melted shortening , mixing until combined and a smooth dough forms.
  4. This recipe makes enough dough for 3 cookies in 6 colors (plus 2 extra). Use a small 1 tablespoon scoop to place three balls of dough in each of 6 small bowls. Add 2 drops of gel food coloring to each bowl. Mix the coloring into the dough with a spoon or with your hands until each section of dough is evenly colored.
  5. Use the small scoop to portion the dough, then roll the dough in your palm to form a ball.
  6. Gently press the top of each dough ball into sparkling sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet at least 2” apart. The cookies will spread and flatten while baking.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Lighter colors make get areas of golden brown on top.
  8. Cool for about 10 minutes (until firm) before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. May be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for at least 10 days.

Packing Tips

Wrap pairs of cookies, with bottoms together, in plastic wrap.Place bundles in a column in a freezer weight ziplock bag or airtight container.