Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies are made from scratch, rolled in colorful sprinkles & so pretty! Cookies with sprinkles made with simple ingredients for a delightful chocolate treat!
With chocolatey goodness and sprinkles in every bite, you know that these chocolate cookies with sprinkles are going to be amazing. These sprinkle cookies are packed with so much fun and flavor in every cookie, you will not be able to hide the smile on your face.
Easy Sprinkle Cookies
The only thing better than a delicious homemade cookie is one that is easy to make. These cookies are perfect for anyone to make and even great for having the kids help out (they can add the sprinkles). Another great thing about these cookies is that you can customize them to match any party theme or holiday, just change the type of sprinkle used! It really is such a simple and delicious cookie recipe, the sprinkles add a level of fun and a crunchy bite that you will love too!
Why we think you will LOVE this Easy Cookie Recipe
Here are just a few reasons why we think you will enjoy this easy homemade cookie recipe with sprinkles.
- Minimal ingredients. You only need a couple of ingredients to make these cookies and most of them are simple pantry staple basics that you may already have on hand like flour, baking powder, and sugar.
- No chilling is required. This dough is very fast to prep and assembles and requires no chilling at all, so you can enjoy a tasty cookie even more quickly.
- They are customizable. Swap out the sprinkles for different color combinations and get an awesome cookie that is ready for any themed party, holiday, or occasion.
Chocolate Sprinkle Cookie Ingredients
Butter: You will need ½ cup (one stick) of room temperature unsalted butter to create a nice rich taste.
Sugars: You will need ½ cup each of brown sugar and granulated sugar to make these cookies chewy and sweet. Make sure to tightly pack the brown sugar so you can get as much as possible in your measurements.
Egg: Use 1 large egg to bind the cookie dough together well.
Vanilla extract: Adding in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract will help to flavor the cookies. High-quality vanilla will taste even better.
Flour: Use 1 cup of all-purpose flour for the base of the dough. Make sure to use the scoop and level method so that you get the proper amount of flour or else your cookies may not turn out properly.
Cocoa powder: For that delicious rich chocolate taste in every cookie, use ½ cup of Cocoa powder. I use Hershey’s brand but you can use whichever you have on hand.
Baking powder: You need ½ teaspoon of baking soda to help leaven these cookies so that they puff up nicely as they bake.
Salt: Use ¼ teaspoon of salt to enhance the flavors in the cookies.
Sprinkles: To cover all of the cookies you will need about ½ cup of your favorite sprinkles. I recommend sanding sugar or Jimmie sprinkles as they hold up best to baking without melting.
How to make Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or use a silicon mat. Set the prepared baking sheet aside until needed.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
Next, add in the egg and the vanilla extract. Beat again for another minute until combined.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
Then, add the flour mixture to the wet butter mixture and mix on low speed until just combined. Be careful to not overmix, stir until just combined and no white flour is showing.
Scoop & Sprinkle
Use a 1 tablespoon-sized cookie scoop or measuring spoon to scoop out the dough and then roll it into balls.
Proceed to pour the sprinkles into a small bowl, then roll the cookie dough balls into the sprinkles until well covered.
Place the cookie dough onto your prepared baking sheet.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 11-13 minutes or until the edges of the cookies look firm.
Then, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Fun Cookie Ideas To Try Next Time
These sprinkle cookies are so fun and versatile to make different variations. The easiest way to change up these cookies is using different sprinkles. For a baby shower, add pink, blue or yellow sprinkles. Or any type of party, use the color of sprinkles to match the event theme. Also, for holidays you can use sprinkles to match the holiday….red for Valentine’s, green for St. Patrick’s Day, orange for Halloween, and red & green mix for Christmas. These cookies are perfect to make ice cream sandwiches with too. Just add some ice cream in between two cookies and voila, tasty treat!
What is the scoop and level method?
The scoop and level method is also sometimes referred to as the “spoon and level method” because you are scooping flour from the container or bag, usually with a spoon, and then placing it into the dry measuring cup. After the cup has been filled a straight edge (like a butter knife) is then run over the top of the cup to make sure that the flour is level with the top of the cup.
Why use the scoop and level method?
Measurements for ingredients may be the same but weight and volume is much more accurate, which is why most professional bakers or bakers overseas in the UK use weights instead of cup measurements like Americans and home bakers.
The scoop method may not be changing the weight of the flour but it does help to keep the flour from becoming compacted and causing dense results. If you were to weigh the same 1 cup measure of flour using the scoop and level method vs other methods, you’ll see the weight changes based on how much flour is filling the cup.
How long are chocolate sprinkle cookies good for?
These cookies can last about a week in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also choose to freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight container if desired.
Hurrah for impromptu family photos! I used my tripod and camera timer for this one. Not too bad! It’s crazy how much these kids have grown in the past year. Some big changes coming to our family soon as my oldest leaves the nest!
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Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies are a homemade cookie, covered in colorful sprinkles and are as pretty as they are tasty! These cookies with sprinkles are made with basic ingredients and the results are an absolutely sensational treat!