Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

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Here it is, day 5 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy!! These Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are sure to become a new favorite, they are perfectly soft on the inside and crunchy and sweet on the outside! I find them perfect for dipping in a cuppa tea and just love how festive they are with their Christmas sprinkles. The best part though? How incredibly easy they are to make!



Do you see what I mean?! Look at how adorable they are, just covered in yummy sprinkles (you could really do these any time of year and just switch out the color sprinkles you use).

These cookies will forever hold a special place in my heart too…you see, while making these with my mom we got a call that my Gramma was not well (she had been in the hospital after falling and breaking her hip) and my mom dropped everything to rush to be with her. I will never forget the sadness I saw on my moms face that day. Not even 2 days later my Gramma passed. But you see, I don’t share this story to make you sad, but instead to remind you to cherish the time that you have with your family and loved ones this holiday season! I will think of my Gramma every year I make these now, and will take the time to stop and remember just how special she was to me.

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

These Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, and perfectly festive to leave on Santa's plate!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, English
Keyword Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 dozen cookies
Calories 74kcal
Author Melissa


  • 1.5 c Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Corn Starch
  • 2.5 c Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract or peppermint if you prefer!
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 c Butter softened
  • 1/4 c Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 c Christmas Sprinkles


  • In stand mixer, cream butter, cream cheese, eggs, sugar and extracts (vanilla and almond) until smooth (about 5 minutes)
  • In a medium bowl sift together flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt. Add to wet mix and combine.
  • Allow to chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and line tray with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Place sprinkles in a shallow bowl, roll dough into teaspoon sized balls and roll in sprinkles to coat the outside (I gently pushed the sprinkles as I went to ensure they stuck!)
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes on middle rack, they will still look pale, only very slightly golden, but trust me they are done!

I couldn’t even wait for these Christmas sprinkle cookies to cool when they came out of the oven, they looked so scrumptious! I devoured 3 of them with a nice glass of milk and didn’t feel the least bit guilty! So what are you waiting for? Get your shopping list read and get baking friends. And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for our next treat.

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are a delicious, melt in your mouth holiday cookie that everyone will love! The coating of sprinkles gives it a nice crunchy outside that is perfectly sweet. #ChristmasCookies #CookieSwap #CookieRecipes

Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are a delicious, melt in your mouth holiday cookie that everyone will love! The coating of sprinkles gives it a nice crunchy outside that is perfectly sweet. #ChristmasCookies #CookieSwap #CookieRecipes

24 thoughts on “Christmas Sprinkle Cookies

  1. snookerly says:

    Wow Christmas comes early! I will try out this and tell you how it turns out.
    There is now better way to enjoy this holiday season with my family. Thanks for sharing

    • oliveblogger says:

      Yes please do!! I can’t wait to hear how they turned out for you, we had to make another batch they were too good not to nibble <3

  2. Magen Golden says:

    We make Christmas cookies together as a family every year. This recipe seems simple enough that my son can take on a larger role of making them.

  3. Angela Amores says:

    I don’t bake much anymore, but i think this recipe is a good reason to start again. They look delicious!!

    • oliveblogger says:

      Hi Pat!! I just noticed the typo in the recipe! Please forgive me. It is 1/4 cup of Cream cheese, I will add a note now! Happy baking <3

    • oliveblogger says:

      Thanks for stopping by, I hope you love the Sprinkle Cookies!! We do a Christmas Baking Frenzy every November so be sure to come back for a ton of new Holiday goodies!

  4. Lisa says:

    Loved these cookies! I made 2 batches, one with almond and one with peppermint. I used the Wilton sparkling rainbow sprinkles and the cookies looked like they were covered in stained glass. Just beautiful…this recipe is a lovely way to honor the memory of your grandmother. (My grandchildren preferred the peppermint but the adults preferred the almond. Just saying.)

    • oliveblogger says:

      That sounds lovely Lisa!!! I will have to try the sparkling sprinkles next year <3 Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, I hope you have a wonderful Holiday season!

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