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Shortcut Santa's Favorite Christmas Cookies

This simple recipe is going to be a family favorite for sure and Santa is going to love them each and every year you put them out for him. Bake some soon and enjoy every bite! 
Course Christmas Cookies, Christmas Desserts, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Cookies, Christmas Desserts, cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Pam


  • 15 ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • assorted Christmas sprinkles


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.

    2. In a large mixing bowl, add cake mix along with the melted and cooled butter, eggs, and vanilla.

    3. Mix well with a rubber spatula. Dig down deep to combine the dry with the wet.

    4. Place sprinkles you are using in separate small dishes or bowls. Roll cookies into balls and then roll into sprinkles.

    5. Place on baking sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Rotate cookie sheets after 5 minutes for even baking.

    6. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for about 20 minutes then slide parchment paper off onto wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy!