Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies


I feel like a bad and neglectful blogger!  St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday and I pretty much have nothing for you.  I did make these cookies, but that is it!!  My name might be Erin, but I am not sure that there is even an ounce of Irish blood in me or my husband.  So sadly to say, St. Patrick’s Day kind of just passes us by.  I always think one of these days I will pull it together and put on an Irish feast, but it hasn’t happened yet.  Last year we were walking the streets of Wellington, New Zealand on St. Patrick’s Day.  For some reason, it surprised me to see that even people all the way in New Zealand celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  Not sure why, apparently my ignorance was showing, but I just assumed it was a European and American thing.

Anyway, I made cookies!  They are in no way Irish, they just have clover sprinkles :)  They are super easy too; they start with a box mix!!  I think this was my first time making cookies from a cake mix, and I was surprised how well they turned out.  They were fudgy (not cakey at all), soft, and really good. I brought them to the teachers at my son’s school, and I think they went over well!  You could use this recipe and roll in sprinkles for any holiday.  Plus I think they were ready from start to finish in like 25 minutes.  Anyway you can go from nothing to a fresh cookie in under 25 minutes is a win in my book.

Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies

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Chocolate cake mix makes for quick and easy cookies. Add colorful sprinkles for any holiday.

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1 box Devil's Food cake mix
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla (mint would be great for St. Patty's Day)
  • sprinkles for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add everything (but the sprinkles) to the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until well combined, may take a minute or two. Dump sprinkles onto a plate. Roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball, run it through the sprinkles. Place on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. Remove onto a wire rack to cool completely.




  1. Erin, so glad you made these. they are a perfect last minute treat.. especially perfect for holidays w/ festive sprinkles. yours look delicious!!

  2. I love cake mix cookies and that these are ready in 25 min. These are so cute and festive!

  3. I love cake mix cookies!! These are pretty :)

  4. For St. Patrick’s day or not these cookies are cute and look yummy! I impressed myself this year by making corned beef. It was the most I have ever done for St. Patrick’s day.

  5. Simple is best, right? 😉 Love these!

  6. I’ve never made cookies from a cake mix. I love that idea!! They look so festive.

  7. Yum! My Irish ancestors are smilin’…mostly because these cookies look so yummy. But you can pretend you’re Irish for the day if you wanna. :)

  8. What a great idea Erin! I love how you made these cookies..very pretty and I think kids would love the sprinkles too!

  9. these look adorable! i’ve never tried cookies that were made from a cake mix but i bet they’d be delicious. yum!

  10. Love these cookies, Erin! They’re so easy but they turned out so nice. Very festive, too!

  11. I love sprinkles, and I also love how easy these cookies are!

  12. Very cute, perfect for Saint Patty’s day and I’m sure they would be a huge hit with the teachers;-)

  13. Those are so fun–and the green adds a nice hit of color!

  14. The cookies are adorable and look like they would be equally tasty! We just go out and drink Irish Beer, usually Guinness. And act silly. Seems to go hand in hand.

  15. These cookies look so good! Delicious and the sprinkles make it very cute
    Awesome post 😀

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  16. Woohoo!! Cake box cookies. You know love me some of those. :) I haven’t really done anything major for St. Patty’s day either… I made a broccoli and cheddar mac and cheese (green and gold)… but that’s about it. My hubby’s birthday is this weekend… so it’s more about his birthday than St. Patty’s day around here. You went to New Zealand last year.. very cool!

  17. Totally cute! There Irish if there covered in green sprinkles! I just added green food dye or green sprinkles to everythign and it’s considered Irish for this week!

  18. Love how easy these are! I could go for a few right now:-)

  19. The cookies look festive and fun!

  20. How cute! Well me too, my kids are more festive than I am because of school. =P I’ve never used cake mix because I don’t know which brand is good one. From your recipe, it looks like it’s so easy to make!

    • I used Pillsbury, but it really doesn’t matter too much when you are turning it into something else. I like Duncan Hines if I am actually going to make a cake with it.

  21. How cute! Love the sprinkles and of course, the chocolate cookie!

  22. So cute, and perfect for St Patricks day!

  23. Erin! This is so totally easy! I love recipes like this. I think I may have a box of Devils Food Cake in my pantry! Oh happy day :)

  24. These cookies are perfect for St. Patty’s. I used to do more when my daughter was in school. My husband is Irish and I was planning on making an Irish lamb stew, but we might just end up drinking a Guinness to celebrate :)

  25. Very cute cookies! I like that you did a chocolate version

  26. Fudgey and covered with sprinkles?! Please send me some. :)

  27. I’ve lived in (mainland) Europe for 10 years and as far as I know the holiday is only celebrated in Ireland, the US and Canada. But it makes sense that Irish people around the globe would celebrate it. Anyways, your cookies look delicious and festive :)

  28. These turned out really cute, thanks for sharing.

  29. I’d take these cookies any day, no need to feel neglectful! They’re super-cute, and when can I resist chocolate? 😉

    (I hope I get you package today! )

  30. I LOVE these, Erin!!! I shared them on my Facebook yesterday!

  31. These are so adorable!! They look delicious. What a fun treat for St. Patricks day!!

  32. Perfect for St. Patty’s!

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