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Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

Stephanie Rutherford
These Christmas sprinkle cookies are easy to make sugar cookies filled with Christmas sprinkles. It is topped with whipped frosting and extra Christmas sprinkles.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chilling Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 219 kcal



  • 1 ½ cups All-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Christmas sprinkles Use Jimmie sprinkles.
  • ½ cup Unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup White granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Brown sugar packed light or dark
  • 1 Large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract

Whipped Frosting

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter slightly cold
  • 1 tablespoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Powdered sugar sifted
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoon Heavy cream
  • Extra sprinkles



  • In a mixing bowl, sift the flour. Add in the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sprinkles.
    1 ½ cups All-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon Baking powder, ½ teaspoon Baking soda, ½ teaspoon Salt, ½ cup Christmas sprinkles
  • Using a mixer, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Add in vanilla and egg. Beat on high for 1 minute.
    ½ cup Unsalted butter, ¾ cup White granulated sugar, 2 tablespoon Brown sugar, 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract, 1 Large egg
  • Add in the dry ingredients. Mix on low until just combined.
  • Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Scoop 1 tablespoon of cookie dough. Roll until smooth. Bake 6 cookies per cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes. They need to be spread out to rise. Don't bake 12 on the cookie sheet.
  • Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Cool completely.

Whipped Frosting

  • Place butter on the counter for 30 minutes to get slightly cold. Sift the powdered sugar while you wait.
    1 cup Unsalted butter, 3 cups Powdered sugar
  • Using a mixer, beat the butter on high for 3 minutes. Slowly add in the powdered sugar. Mix until smooth. Add in vanilla, salt, and heavy cream. Beat on high until light and fluffy.
    1 tablespoon Pure vanilla extract, 3 tablespoon Heavy cream, ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Top each cookie with 1 tablespoon of frosting. Spread frosting on top of cookies and top with extra sprinkles.
    Extra sprinkles


Flour- Make sure flour is spooned and leveled or use a kitchen scale. Compacted flour can dry out the cookies.
High altitude baking- Add an extra tablespoon of flour.


Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 1gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 20mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 497IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chewy, christmas, christmas sprinkles, easy, sugar cookies, whipped frosting
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