Easy Christmas Sprinkle Cookies #ChristmasCookies

Easy Sprinkle Christmas Cookies are super easy 6 ingredient cookies, made using cake mix! They’re vanilla flavored, sweet and chewy and covered in Christmas sprinkles. 

Disclaimer: Products were received from Millican Pecans and Adams Extract as part of #ChristmasCookies week. All opinions are my own. 

If you follow me on Instagram, I recently shared the large quantity of sprinkles I possess and how I managed to organize them. There is a bit of a sprinkle addiction going on here. At least I can say that I didn’t buy them all though. Many of them came from blogging events. But I still have at least 40 different varieties of sprinkles currently hanging out in my pantry. Why am I talking about sprinkles? Because these Easy Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are COATED in sprinkles!


Some people know these cookies as gooey butter cookies, but I’ve always known them to be easy sprinkle cookies.

Regardless of what you call them, these cookies are incredibly easy to make, as they only have 6 ingredients! Boxed vanilla cake mix, unsalted butter, cream cheese, egg, vanilla, and of course, sprinkles! That’s it!


Honestly, just about any kind is fine. I think smaller sprinkles work better as they stick to the dough and can coat it entirely, but feel free to use jimmy-sized sprinkles, round sprinkles, big sprinkles, confetti sprinkles…just about anything you want.


  • 18.25 oz box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer until fully combined.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  • Mix in the cake mix.
  • Roll out dough into 1-inch balls and cover in sprinkles.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, then let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling.

As with most of my baked goods, I took these into work where they vanished in less than an hour. If you’re looking for a easy to make cookie recipe that’s festive for Christmas, these Easy Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are the perfect choice.

Thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week! And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan Company for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.

Check out today’s cookie recipes:

Bourbon Pecan Pie Cookies by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Buttery Pecan Rounds by Family Around the Table
Chocolate Hazelnut Winter Wonderland Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Easy Christmas Sprinkle Cookies by Cookaholic Wife
Eggnog Cookies by Sweet Beginnings
Gingerbread Sugar Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies by Hardly A Goddess
Orange Slice & Coconut Cookies by Creative Southern Home
Pecan Jumbles by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings


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Easy Christmas Sprinkle Cookies #ChristmasCookies

Easy Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are 6 ingredient cookies covered in Christmas sprinkles. They’re made with ingredients likely hanging around in your fridge and pantry – vanilla cake mix, butter, cream cheese, egg, vanilla extract and sprinkles.

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 18.25 oz box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Slowly add in the vanilla cake mix until a dough forms.
  5. Fill a small bowl with the sprinkles.
  6. Roll out the dough into 1-inch balls and coat with the sprinkles.
  7. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until crackly and puffed up.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 164
  • Sugar: 9.5g
  • Sodium: 201mg
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.3g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg

Keywords: easy christmas sprinkle cookies, gooey butter cookies, christmas cookies, cake mix cookies

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  1. Hi friend!
    This Christmas cookies looks amazing and i think it’s not hard too made. Will try it soon.
    Thanks for sharing great recipe of cookies with us and i hope you will again share some other special and delicious recipes with us soon.

  2. Box mix cookie recipes are the best! Less measuring and more eating!!!

  3. I can only find 15.25 oz cake mix. Did you mean 15.25 instead of 18.25? I’m going to try it. With what I have.

    • I know I can still find cake mix in both sizes so I’m questioning if I typo’d the number or not. If the batter is too sticky, I’d add 1/2 cup flour at a time to balance it out. Let me know so I can adjust the recipe!

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