Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies


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This chocolate sprinkle cookies recipe starts with a devil’s food cake mix. Dress up the cookies with seasonal sprinkles for an easy treat at any time of year.

A stack of chocolate cookies with red, white and blue sprinkles


If you have kids, you may have been on the receiving end of, “Hey Mom, I need cookies for tomorrow”. If this has happened to you, it’s probably been at the last minute. It’s for this reason that I keep cake mixes on hand. You can make great cookies with a yellow or chocolate cake mix.

Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies with spring jimmies

Other times you may just want to make a treat for the family, to take to work, or share with the neighbors. That was the case when I made these chocolate sprinkle cookies. My boys had bagpipe practice after school and I knew all the kids would be hungry.

If you hoard sprinkles as I do, this is a cookie you can make year-round and just change up the sprinkles seasonally.


Make chocolate sprinkle cookies seasonal with various sprinkles.

Use red, white and blue jimmies or non-pariels for a festive Memorial Day or 4th of July party. Welcome home a soldier too.

Heart sprinkles for Valentine's Day.

Make Valentine’s Day or your anniversary extra special with cute heart sprinkles. Or make these just to say I love you!

Springtime and Easter chocolate sprinkle cookies.

Festive Easter and spring sprinkles for Mother’s Day, a baby or wedding shower. Wrap up a few in a cellophane bag for party guests or to give neighbors or teachers.

Teachers are sure to love these ABC sprinkles.

ABC quins are also perfect for teachers. I got these from Sweets & Treats and they are so adorable.

What are quins, you ask? Quins are a bit different from your traditional sprinkles like jimmies and nonpareils. They are sugar shapes. The hearts and eggs in the Easter mix are also quins. Make these for your kids for the first or last day of school too.

Chocolate sprinkle cookies all dressed up for Christmas.

Your Christmas cookie tray wouldn’t be the same without a holiday sprinkle cookies. Are you seeing just how versatile this easy recipe can be? It’s really perfect for those bakers who have a vast collection of sprinkles in their cabinet, which would be me. I mean, sprinkles are just addictive so this cookie recipe is perfect

Decorate chocolate sprinkle cookies with Valentine sprinkles for your sweetheart.
Decorate chocolate sprinkle cookies with Valentine sprinkles for your sweetheart.
Perfect for back to school, dress up chocolate sprinkle cookies with ABC quins.

Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies

Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies start with a cake mix and come together in no time.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 38 cookies


  • 1 box Devil’s food chocolate cake mix 15.25 ounce size
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Seasonal or festive sprinkles for rolling cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Pour a generous amount of sprinkles in a ramekin or small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl add cake mix and baking powder. Whisk to remove lumps.
  • Add eggs, oil and vanilla extract to dry mix in bowl and mix well with a rubber spatula. Do not over mix but make sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Form dough into tablespoon-sized balls and roll in the sprinkles.
  • Bake on prepared baking sheets for 10 – 12 minutes.
  • Let cool on baking sheet for another 10 minutes before removing cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.

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