bake: Cotton Candy Cake Cookies


Cotton Candy Cake Cookies @mamamissblog ©2012 #cottoncandy #cookies


ooooooh weeee, I {LOVE} me some cotton candy!  So much so, that my mom bought me one of those cotton candy machines, you know, one of those fun nostalgia-esqe ones that can sit on a table.  It’s a bit over-the-top, and I have MAYBE used it once (it sits in our loft in the garage, well, that’s if the hubs didn’t secretly toss it out – HA!), but IT ROCKS!!!!

I {LOVE} cotton candy sooo much, it is my favorite part of going to Disney World!  I buy loads of it the last day we are there to load up the suitcase.  There is nothing like some really good cotton candy – Disney does it good!  The store-bought foil bagged version is okay, if you are desperate and need your cotton candy fix, but it’s just okay; I’d rather have the real stuff any day :)

My last baking store purchase involved buying cotton candy & piña colada flavoring used for candy and baking – YUM!

So, when better than the present to experiment with the ol’ cotton candy flavoring?

I can’t stand it!  These are SO yummy and they are Hubs x 2 and kiddo x 4 approved (my family & a friends family).  Don’t worry, I didn’t suddenly grow another husband & 2 more kids :).

I experimented with the consistency a little.  Because cotton candy is light & fluffy I wanted to emulate that in a cookie.

Lo & behold my “cotton candy cake cookie”!

bake: Cotton Candy Cake Cookies

Yield: Approximately 36 cookies.

These cookies are so light and fluffy and they perfectly emulate cotton-candy in taste, texture, and smell.


1 (15.25 oz.) box vanilla cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
pink sanding sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a mixing bowl stir together the cake mix, baking powder, and flavoring packet.
  3. Add eggs to bowl, stirring them in one at a time.
  4. Add vegetable oil & water to bowl; stir until well blended.
  5. Add 1/2 tsp. liquid flavoring; combine until completely blended.
  6. Drop by spoonfuls onto a pre-greased cookie sheet.
  7. Sprinkle cookies with sanding sugar.
  8. Bake for 11 minutes or until edges are brown.
  9. Allow to cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet.
  10. Cut out circles with 2 1/4”(58mm) circle cutter (I used this)
  11. Transfer with spatula to cooling rack to cool completely.

Cotton Candy Cake Cookies @mamamissblog ©2012 #cottoncandy #cookies

Cotton Candy Cake Cookies @mamamissblog ©2012 #cottoncandy #cookies

Cotton Candy Cake Cookies @mamamissblog ©2012 #cottoncandy #cookies

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  1. I am also a super cotton candy lover!!! Just so you know you can buy cotton candy perfume it’s called Pink Sugar!!! The best stuff ever!!

    • hehe Tricia! I think most of us secretly are ;) And now I’ll be on the hunt for that perfume!!! eeeek – I can’t wait to smell like cotton candy too!!!! Thanks for stopping by & leaving some comment love :) xx ♥ m

  2. WHOA. I found you via Pinterest and I have NEVER met anyone who had a passion for cotton candy like you…………………..other than ME! Which is why I stalked you. JK, I just came to this post! But I didn’t know this product existed (the flavor mixes) and now I’m afraid! I might eat this for every meal. Yikes.

    I’m so excited!

    Here’s the craziest thing I did for my love of cotton candy (do you know they call it fairy floss in Aus?? so cute)…I made cotton candy perfume in little domes filled with glitter like a snowglobe. \m/

    Nice to meet you!

    • tehehee Stephanie! I {heart} cotton candy sooooo very much, can you tell?!! OMG you need to send me a pic (& send me some!) of your cotton candy perfume – sounds like perfection!!! True story…you just reminded me that I also own cotton candy perfume (I had forgotten about it!) – HA! (Demeter Fragrance sells the cotton candy perfume I own {}) You & I, two cotton candy junkies!!! Thanks for stopping by :) xx ♥ m

  3. where do you get that flavoring at? im in florida!

    • Hello Ruthann!! I got the cc liquid flavoring from a little market by my parents house in DE, but I’ve seen it at specialty bake shops & kitchen stores too. Amazon also sells it as well { The Duncan Hines powder flavoring I purchased at Target, but I have seen it everywhere, the grocery store, Walmart, basically anywhere that sells Duncan Hines products. Hope that helps :) Thanks for stopping by!! xx ♥ m

  4. Hi!

    I just found this recipe on Pinterest and fell in love! I am having a cupcake themed party for my little girl who is turning One very soon. I’d love to make these but since I am in Australia and I don’t have a lot of time to get the “Cotton Candy Flavored Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Flavor Mix” (I can’t find any in Oz! it all has to come from o/s) would I be able to add the liqiud flavouring to both elements of the recipe (provided I get the frosting thick enough to compensate of course) or will it not work?


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