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Christmas Sprinkle Cookies Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 255kcal
Santa Claus will personally thank you if you decide to leave him a Christmas sprinkle cookie or two. Don’t forget the milk!
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  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 ½ cups Christmas nonpareils or sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
    ingredients for christmas sprinkle cookies
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, and baking soda. Set aside.
    2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon baking soda
    dry ingredients for christmas sprinkle cookies
  • Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed for about 4 minutes until the butter is light and fluffy.
    1 cup salted butter, 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
    butter and sugar in a mixing bowl
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each egg is well incorporated. Add the almond extract and mix.
    2 eggs, 1 teaspoon almond extract
    adding eggs to sugar cookie dough in a bowl
  • Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.
    sugar cookie dough and red and green sprinkles in bowls
  • Scoop and roll about 1 heaping tablespoon of cookie dough into balls, slightly flattening the balls.
    hands flattening sugar cookie dough balls
  • Pour the sprinkles onto a plate. Roll/press each cookie dough ball into the sprinkles, making sure to completely coat the cookie dough.
    1 ½ cups Christmas nonpareils
    flattened sugar cookie dough balls on a white plate with one cookie dough ball in a plate of red and green sprinkles
  • Place the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
    sugar cookies with red and green sprinkles on a baking sheet before baking
  • Bake for 8-11 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown.
    sugar cookies with red and green sprinkles on a baking sheet after baking
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Storage: Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg