How to Make Sprinkle Sugar Cookies Halfway Homemade Recipe

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How to Make Sprinkle Sugar Cookies Halfway Homemade Recipe

This is our absolute go-to recipe for those last minute occasions when a special sweet treat is required. These cookies are perfect for making in a hurry to put in lunches, send in for teachers and even use for the best cookie exchange recipe. Because the variety of sprinkles available is endless and amazing, this recipe could be used for any holiday, birthday or celebratory occasion.  I can’t wait to share how to make sprinkle sugar cookies with this halfway homemade recipe. If you want the cookies to be gluten free, use a gluten free cake box mix!

How to Make Sprinkles Sugar Cookies


First of all, there is no such thing as too many sprinkles. The book that you see in these photos is one that I wrote and is filled with ways to spread kindness. It is titled Kindness on Purpose and if you don’t have it – go grab a copy!


Directions for Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Following these steps will ensure that your cookies come our just right. The most important steps are in the mixing, refrigerating dough and bake time.

Step One

Mix the box mix, oil and egg together until dough forms. Set the sprinkles aside in a bowl.

Step Two

Roll the dough into balls and then roll the balls in the sprinkles. If the dough is dry, try adding a TINY bit of water to get it moister.

Step Three

Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I LOVE the Giant Cookie Sheet by Wilton best. It holds them all and cooks them evenly.

How to Make Sprinkle Sugar Cookies Halfway Homemade Recipe

Step Five

Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Chilling the cookie dough is a non-negotiable step here. The deal is – the colder the cookie dough, the less they’ll over-spread on the cookie sheet. The cookie dough can get a little hard after 2 hours in the refrigerator, so I suggest rolling the dough into balls before chilling. 

Step Six

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for between 11-14 minutes. Take the cookies out as soon as the edges start to brown even the tiniest bit. Then leave them on the cookie sheet to cool.

How to Make Sprinkle Sugar Cookies Halfway Homemade Recipe Baked

So, How to Make Sprinkle Sugar Cookies is easy peasy, right? If you make them, be sure to share your photos with me on Instagram.

Giving Cookies as a Gift

If you want to give these darling cookies as a gift, you can download and print a free tag to add to your bag or box of treats.

Sprinkles Sugar Cookies from Box Mix

These sprinkles gift tags are FREE to download and print. Punch a hole and tie on with ribbons or tape to a box of cookies.

Here is another fun free printable that you could add to a cookie gift. Just print it out and roll it up then tie it to the sweet treats – because rainbows and sprinkles go together perfectly. You can grab this fun game Roll a Rainbow here on the blog.

Roll the Rainbow Printable Math Game

More Unicorn and Rainbow Dessert Ideas

There are so many awesome ways to celebrate with sweet treats using the unicorn and rainbow magical themes. Here are some of my favorites that are all tried and true in this house. They are all here on the blog with recipes, tips and tricks.

Unicorn Candy Bark – Super easy and so adorable too. This has a free printable tag.

Rainbow Layered Cake – Get all the tips and tricks to successfully bake a rainbow cake.

Rainbow Cake Stacks – This has a super fun free printable too.

Unicorn with Hidden Sprinkles Cupcakes – Sprinkles in the hidden cavity make these cupcakes full of surprises.

Rainbow Shaped Cookies – This is an easy peasy recipe for last minute baking.

Sugar Sprinkle Drop Cookies – I LOVE this as a super last minute go-to recipe for all the things.

Be sure to share this post and pin it for later. It is full of so many SWEET ideas.

Just think, this recipe could be made with any combination of sprinkles. I plan to try in for Christmas this year with a super special sprinkle mix. Until then, I am always thrilled with all things rainbows!

How to Make Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Cheers to learning how to make sprinkle sugar cookies!



Here is another option for the cookies that makes them perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day. There are giant Lucky Charms marshmallows in the stores now that work perfectly to add to the cookie tops. Just put the marshmallows on when the cookies are first taken from the oven. They will melt a bit and stick to the cookies. Serve them at a classroom party or make for fun after school treats.

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies for Saint Patricks Day

Yield: 24 Cookies

How to Make Sprinkle Sugar Cookies Halfway Homemade Recipe

How to Make Sprinkles Sugar Cookies

This is the easiest recipe for how to make sprinkle sugar cookies using a cake mix from a box in a a few simple steps. These are great for birthdays, parties and holidays - even cookie exchanges. There is no such thing as too many sprinkles.

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes 11 seconds
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes 11 seconds


  • Box of Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • Sprinkles


  1. Mix box mix, oil and egg until dough forms.
  2. Roll dough into balls..
  3. Roll balls in sprinkles.
  4. Chill balls for two hours.
  5. Bake on parchment paper covered cookie sheet at 350 degrees until edges begin to brown - between 11-14 minutes.

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