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Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

Christmas sprinkle cookies combine the BEST sprinkle cookie recipe ever with some holiday decorations.  Fun to decorate but even more fun to eat!
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time11 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookies, sprinkles
Servings: 36
Calories: 206kcal


  • 1 cup butter room temp
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sprinkles


  • ¾ cup butter room temp
  • 2 ¼ cups confectioner's sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • teaspoon salt


  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light, about 2 minutes. Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Scrape bowl as needed.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cornstarch and salt. Slowly add to the butter mixture on low speed and mix until combined. Gently mix in the sprinkles, just enough to disburse but not so much that they bleed into the dough. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.
  • Remove from refrigerator and preheat oven to 325º. Let cookies sit at room temperature for 15 minutes unless you have chilled overnight, if so, then let them sit for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Form dough into balls using a 1.5 tablespoon ice cream scoop. Bake for 11-12 minutes until the edges are slightly browned, the centers will appear soft. Allow to cool on pan for 3 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Frosting: With a hand mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add confectioners’ sugar, cream, vanilla and salt and mix on low speed until combined then increase speed and mix for 3 minutes. Add more sugar or cream if too thick or thin. Remove a small portion and add green food coloring.
  • Once cookies are cooled, frost and decorate with with a design and more sprinkles.


  • If making large cookies with a regular sized ice cream scoop it will make 24 cookies.
  • Use a baggie with the corner cut out to pipe the frosting.
  • If the frosting is too soft, put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
  • Add red and green sprinkles after piping the Christmas tree.
  • For something different, crush some candy canes and add to top of the cookies. 


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg