Perfect Party Cookies

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These Perfect Party Cookies start with a box cake mix and are full of chocolate chips and colorful sprinkles. These super easy soft cookies are awesome with a glass of milk for an after school snack or a late night treat. A perfect addition to a dessert buffet.

chocolate chip cookies filled with rainbow sprinkles.

I made these festive party cookies for a birthday party and they got rave reviews. I love an excuse to add sprinkles to anything and these soft cookies let you use whichever kind you like.

Red and green for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween, pink and red for Valentine’s. Mix it up.

What’s a party without sprinkles?

These Perfect Party Cookies start with a cake mix and are full of chocolate chips and sprinkles. Mix up the colors to suit whatever type of party you're having! | Persnickety Plates

Ingredients needed for this Party Cookies Recipe

Below is a list of ingredients you’ll need to help you prep. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.

Flour – all purpose white flour
Cake Mix – you’ll need one cup of yellow cake mix (though you could experiment with other flavors)
Baking Soda
Butter – melted and slightly cooled. This is important so you don’t scramble your eggs with hot butter.
Eggs – One egg and one egg yolk.
Vanilla – Pure vanilla extract.
Sugars – Granulated white sugar and brown sugar.
Chocolate Chips – I like to use Ghirardelli baking chips.
Sprinkles – Any colorful sprinkles will work. I used rainbow non pareils here.

Equipment you’ll need to help you make these cookies

These Perfect Party Cookies start with a cake mix and are full of chocolate chips and sprinkles. Mix up the colors to suit whatever type of party you're having! | Persnickety Plates

Normally, I enjoy cookies straight out of the oven. These perfect party cookies I preferred cool.

What should I do with the rest of the cake mix?

Because this recipe only calls for 1 cup of yellow cake mix, you’ll need to use up the rest. Maybe a Cake Batter Cheese Ball? Or Cake Batter Muddy Buddies? Funfetti Krispy Treats?

Need more cake mix cookie ideas? Try these:

Red Velvet M&M Cake Mix Cookies
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
Fudge Marble Cake Mix Cookies
Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies

Click here to view my entire collection of cookie recipes.

These Perfect Party Cookies start with a cake mix and are full of chocolate chips and sprinkles. Mix up the colors to suit whatever type of party you're having! | Persnickety Plates

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chocolate chip cookies filled with rainbow sprinkles.

Perfect Party Cookies

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
These Perfect Party Cookies start with a cake mix and are full of chocolate chips and sprinkles. Mix up the colors to suit whatever type of party you’re having!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 2287 kcal


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter melted, and slightly cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 Tablespoons colored sprinkles I used nonpareils


  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, beat together the melted butter, egg yolk, egg, and vanilla until creamy. Add the sugars and stir well.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes (the dough will be runny)
  • After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Once dough is chilled, use a medium cookie scoop (or a heaping Tablespoon) to scoop dough onto your prepared cookie sheets. 12 per sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden and the center sets.
  • Cool for 5 minutes on the sheet, then place on a cooling rack to cool.


Recipe from Stephanie Cooks


Serving: 1gCalories: 2287kcalCarbohydrates: 331gProtein: 20gFat: 100gSaturated Fat: 61gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 382mgSodium: 1126mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 6gSugar: 230gVitamin A: 2586IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 455mgIron: 8mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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Want another delicious cookie recipe? Try my Dark Chocolate Salted Cookies

Original notes from March 21, 2011:

Above is a picture of my first attempt at making these perfect party cookies. For the record, following directions is important and 1 CUP ≠ 1 BOX of cake mix. Oops. I tried to compensate by adding more water. They tasted decent, but they weren’t pretty.

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  1. aimee @ like mother like daughter says

    Thanks for linking to my muddy buddies and cheeseball. These cookies look DELICIOUS!! Love that there are sprinkles AND chocolate chips!

  2. Sue says

    Can’t wait to try these thanks

    • Melissa Williams says

      Thanks, Sue! Let me know how you like them =)

  3. Cookie Boxes says

    my favorite cookies

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