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Cake Mix Cookies With Sprinkles

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Have you tried my cake mix cookies with sprinkles? A white cake mix paired with cornstarch, oil, butter, sprinkles, and more. You will use a box of cake mix as the base and dress it up to make these perfect sprinkle cookies.

A white plate with cake mix cookies half dipped on frosting and added with sprinkles.

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Cake mix recipes are some of my favorites. Simple ingredients are needed, and this is an excellent recipe for those who enjoy soft and chewy cookies! A delicious cookies recipe that is a great one for birthday parties, potluck events, school parties, and more.

Now make sure to check out the red velvet cake mix cookies for another sweet treat. Or try this easy caramel apple dump cake recipe for another cake mix recipe.

  • Easy cookies to make
  • Use any flavor of cake mix you want
  • Delicious dessert
  • Easy recipe for new bakers
  • Great for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Springtime, Etc.
  • Huge hit with kids and adults

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Cake mix, baking powder, cornstarch, salt, vegetable oil, unsalted butter, eggs, sprinkles, vanilla frosting, vanilla melting wafers, and sprinkles in bowls.

Cake Mix – I used a box of white cake mix for this recipe. I used Betty Crocker, but you are welcome to use Duncan Hines or any other brand.

Baking Powder and Cornstarch – This is going to elevate the texture of the cookies to a whole new level.

Salt – This will help to balance out the sweetness of the cookies.

Oil – I used vegetable oil, but canola oil is a great option.

Butter – You will use melted and cooled butter for this cookie recipe.

Eggs – Reach for room temperature eggs for this cookie recipe.

Sprinkles – So you can use any type of sprinkles you want. I used Jimmies sprinkles that are a pastel look.

Vanilla Frosting – You can use a can of vanilla frosting, or you can make homemade.

White chocolate – I used candy melting wafers as it hardens nicely for cookies.

How To Make Cake Mix Cookies With Sprinkles

Collage of creating cake mix cookie dough in a glass bowl.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix your cake mix and dry ingredients. (Photo 1)
  2. Add in the wet ingredients and mix well till combined. (Photos 2 & 3)
  3. Add in sprinkles and fold it into the batter. (Photo 4)
Collage of baking and decorating cake mix cookies.
  1. Scoop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet with space between the cookies. (Photo 5)
  2. Bake as directed, and then allow the cookies to cool. (Photo 6)
  3. Melt the frosting and white chocolate together, and dip a portion of the cookie into the mixture. Then place on parchment paper and add sprinkles. (Photos 7 & 8)

Let the cookies set up and then serve and enjoy.

Cookies with melted vanilla wafers and sprinkles on top of parchment paper.

Storing Leftovers

Once the cookies are cooled completely, you will then place in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag. You will want the cookies to store at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Now you can freeze the cookies if you want. Just place in a freezer container. Then freeze the cookies for 3-4 months. Then thaw on the counter at room temperature.

Tips for Success and Variations To Recipe

  • Stir 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, etc. They will become chocolate chip cookies!
  • If you live where there are high altitudes, adjust the temperature and cooking time.
  • Swap with a box of yellow cake mix.
  • Do your favorite mix-ins like cookies, candies, etc.
  • I like to use an electric mixer for whipping up the cake batter.
  • Cool cookies on a wire rack and then decorate cookies once they are cooled.
  • Use a cream cheese frosting for a swap of flavor.
Stack of cake mix cookies with sprinkles.


Does any flavor of cake mix work for this cake mix cookie recipe?

Yes, from strawberry cookies to chocolate cookies, you just swap out any box of cake mix you want. Then add all the other ingredients in the recipe card to the mixture and bake the same. Use your favorite flavor of cake mix.

Can I make these cookies in advance?

Feel free to make your cookies up to 24 hours in advance. We all know that cookies are best served fresh. So don’t go over the 24 hour mark, or you will find the cookies will begin to dry out a bit.

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A pile of cookies with melted vanilla wafers and sprinkles sitting on a white plate.
5 from 2 votes

Sprinkle Cake Mix Cookies

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Try out these cake mix cookies with sprinkles! A white cake mix with sprinkles that are dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles. You will find that the added ingredients to the base cake mix transforms these cookies to taste like homemade.


  • 15.25 ounce (432 ⅓ g) box white cake mix I used Betty Crocker
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon corn starch
  • teaspoon Salt optional to balance out sweetness
  • ¼ cup (54 ½ g) vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • ¼ cup (40 g) sprinkles
  • ¼ cup (56 ½ g) store bought vanilla frosting
  • ¼ cup (27 ½ g) vanilla melting wafers
  • Sprinkles for decorating


  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F (177 °C) and line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the white cake mix, baking powder, corn starch, and salt.
  • Then add the oil, melted butter, and eggs into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix it together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until just combined, making sure not to overmix.
  • Add in the sprinkles and fold it in until evenly distributed.
  • Using a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop, drop dough balls onto prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart, leaving room for the cookies to spread.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are set and the bottoms start to get a light brown edge. They may be a little soft when you remove them from the oven but they will continue to set and firm up as it cools on the baking sheet.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely before frosting otherwise they may be too soft and break apart and the frosting will take longer to set.
  • In a small microwaveable bowl or glass pyrex cup, microwave the vanilla frosting with the melting wafers on a low or defrost setting in 20 second intervals, mixing between each time until completely melted and smooth.
  • Dip each of the cookies halfway into the melted frosting mixture and lay them out on a sheet of parchment paper or wire cooling rack. Top the frosting with your choice of sprinkles before it hardens.
  • Allow the frosting to set completely for about 15 minutes before serving.
  • Devour!


Switch this recipe up with any of your favorite cake mix flavors and colored sprinkles.
Instead of sprinkles in the batter, you can add chocolate chips, nuts, or a combination of them all.
You can skip the frosting if you like and just use the vanilla melting wafers. Mixing with the frosting gives it more flavor and a lighter texture. Using just the melting wafers will produce a harder shell.
If you want the cookies to have more rise, add an extra teaspoon of baking powder.
If you want to reduce the cookies spreading, chill the batter for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 134kcal (7%) Carbohydrates: 20g (7%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 5g (8%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 18mg (6%) Sodium: 180mg (8%) Potassium: 19mg (1%) Fiber: 0.2g (1%) Sugar: 12g (13%) Vitamin A: 53IU (1%) Vitamin D: 0.1µg (1%) Calcium: 56mg (6%) Iron: 0.5mg (3%)

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