Let’s face it … Funfetti mix is FUN! It’s perfect for any celebration – birthdays, holidays, parties – you name it. Though, it’s usually baked into cake and covered with a mess of frosting. You know, guilt for days.
I’m here to propose the simplest way to bake a Low-Calorie Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies Recipe. (Yes, your prayers for low-calorie dessert have been answered). Or, you can roll my Healthy T Low-Calorie Funfetti Cookie Dough into no-bake dough balls that are the perfect little treat!
Did I mention there’s sprinkles? And white chocolate chips? HEAVEN. All you need for Healthy T Low-Calorie Funfetti Cookie Dough is 5 ingredients.
- 1 package Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 T sprinkles
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 T melted butter (or buttery spread substitute)
Note: The Funfetti cake mix already contains sugar, so using unsweetened applesauce (rather than eggs/oil) and a buttery spread substitute lightens up the dough a bit. The sprinkles are optional since Funfetti is already colorful. I just like an extra pop of color!
Stir together melted butter, applesauce and vanilla. Add Funfetti cake mix. Fold in white chocolate chips and sprinkles (optional).
- Cover with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for 30-60 minutes, or until it forms into a dough-like consistency.
- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
- *Wet fingertips with water* and roll the dough into 20-25 balls. (The dough will stick to your fingertips if you don’t slightly wet them with water – magic trick).
- Chill dough balls in freezer for an additional 20 minutes.
- Now they’re ready to eat! You can even store the dough balls in the refrigerator to eat later or keep them in the freezer to bake into cookies eventually.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Follow steps 1-4 above.
Remove wax paper and spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Let cool. Enjoy!
Each dough ball/cookie is approx. 80 calories.