5 from 2 votes

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
21 mins
Servings: 36 cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, easy cookie recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Calories: 155 kcal

These homemade sugar cookies stay soft and chewy and there is no rolling needed! We roll them in sprinkles to keep them extra festive and fun.


  • 1 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons red sanding sugar
  • 3 tablespoons green sanding sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes with a stand mixer. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until very well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined and the dough comes together.

  4. Use a medium cookie scoop to drop balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet, about 1-inch apart. Roll each piece of dough into a smooth ball.

  5. Place the red sanding sugar in a small bowl and the green sanding sugar in a second small bowl. Divide the cookies into 3 sections and roll one section through the red sugar and one through the green sugar. Combine the red and green sugar and roll the remaining cookies in the sugar.

  6. Lightly flatten the tops of the cookies and bake for 11 minutes or until edges are turning golden and tops are just slightly underdone looking.

  7. Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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