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. This looks amazing! They don’t sell cotton candy frosting flavor mix in Ottawa Canada, so I’m completely out of luck. Going to have to make a trip down to buy the stuff. LOL. I pinned this.

    • poo – maybe try Amazon or Ebay? Crossing my fingers they will release it there soon! Thanks for stopping by & pinning anyway :) xx ♥ m

    • Just saw your comment – from small town Caledonia, ON and stumbled across the Duncan Hines flavor packets in our local Zehrs grocery store (Loblaws chain) – had all the flavours .99/pack! Couldn’t believe we had it – checked Walmart today – they didn’t have it. Hopefully you can find it out your way!

  2. Great stuff here…WTG super momma.

  3. Sheilah Kearney says:

    If you freeze your cotton candy it will last a looooooog time. Just bring it to room temp before eating it! A cotton candy vendor at our state fair told me told me this trick! And then sold me a bunch of cotton candy on the last day for 50 cents s bag! Had cotton candy for overt a year and the last bag tasted as good as the first!

    • Soooooo awesome Sheilah! Thank you! Not that I ever have left over cotton candy – haha – maybe I’ll be as lucky as you one day :) xx ♥ m

  4. I found the cotton candy flavoring on . It was only a couple dollars, free shipping.

  5. Is thecottoncandy liquid flavoring really important cauwe I can’t find it anywhere is there anything ro substutute for it

    • Hi Jensen! I’m sure you could try adding more of the cotton candy flavoring packets, that might work :) Thanks for stopping by! xx ♥ m