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Christmas chocolate cookies with sprinkles

Easy Chocolate Cookies with Sprinkles

Chocolate cookies rolled in sprinkles - basic cookie recipe for holidays (Christmas, New Year's Eve) or any special occasion (Birthdays, parties, anniversaries)

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 100 kcal


  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz unsalted butter , room temperature (let the butter from refrigerator sit on the counter for about an hour or so), not melted but softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract pure
  • lots of sprinkles (a whole small container)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine together flour, cocoa powder, and salt and mix.
  2. In a separate bowl, using electric mixer, beat softened butter and granulated sugar on high speed until light in color and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla – continue beating for a couple more minutes. Turn off the electric mixer, add flour-cocoa-salt mixture and then continue beating on low speed until well-combined but without over mixing.
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll these cookie balls generously in sprinkles. Immediately arrange on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart and freeze until firm, for about 30 minutes.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 minutes. Do not over-bake. Remove from the oven, and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

The recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Cookies with Sprinkles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.