Chewy, delicious Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are a super easy holiday treat! They’re packed with red and green sprinkles and chocolate chips and should definitely be added to your holiday baking list!
Christmas sprinkle cookies are a holiday cookie that everyone will love! The recipe is adapted from my rainbow sprinkle filled Birthday Cake Cookies. With just a few changes, they were transformed into the perfect cookies for the holiday season!
Another one of my favorite Christmas cookies has to be these cinnamon-sugar coated Snickerdoodles! I also like to make Christmas versions of my delicious Frosted Sugar Cookies! If you love chocolate chip cookies, you must make these soft, yummy Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies!
These Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are:
- Delicious! Lots of vanilla extract and chocolate chips add so much flavor!
- Chewy. These cookies are filled with brown sugar which makes them nice and chewy.
- Festive. Red, green, and white sprinkles make these perfect for the holidays!
- Easy to make. No need to roll out the dough or use cookie cutters!
Below is some useful information about some of the ingredients for these Christmas funfetti cookies. See the recipe card for the full list of ingredients.
- Unsalted butter: Take the butter out of the fridge 1-2 hours before making the cookies so that you have room temperature butter.
- Brown sugar: Either light or dark can be used.
- Eggs: Use large, room temperature eggs.
- Vanilla extract: This recipe calls for a whole tablespoon of vanilla extract! I recommend using pure vanilla extract since it adds the best flavor. Artificial vanilla extract will work as a substitute, but pure is best!
- Christmas sprinkles: Make sure to use sprinkles non nonpareils.
- Chocolate chips: Use mini or regular sized, semi sweet, white, or dark chocolate chips!
Step by step instructions
- Cream the sugar and butter with an electric mixer until smooth and combined.
- Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Mix in the chocolate chips and Christmas sprinkles.
- Drop the cookies using a 2-ounce cookie scoop 3″ apart on a baking sheet.
- Cover and chill for at least an hour.
- Bake at 375 F 11-13 minutes until edges have started to turn light brown. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
- Decorate. Drizzle with melted white chocolate. Top with extra sprinkles! Enjoy!
Frequently asked questions
The sprinkles may melt but only slightly since they are mixed into the dough and not on top of the dough.
Drizzle the cooled cookies with melted chocolate. The chocolate will act as a glue and help the sprinkles stick to the cookies.
You should be able to find Christmas sprinkles at most stores like Walmart, Target and Michaels.
Tips for making these cookies
- Measure your flour correctly. Dredging your measuring cup through flour packs in too much flour and can result in dry cookies. Instead, spoon flour into your measuring cup or use a kitchen scale to measure it.
- Only bake 6 cookies at a time. The cookies will spread, so I don’t recommend baking more than 6 cookies a time.
- Don’t skip the chill time. Chilling the dough helps keep the cookies from spreading too thinly while they bake. Check out this article by King Arthur Flour for more reasons why it’s a good idea to chill cookie dough!
- Keep cookie dough refrigerated. Keep your cookie dough balls in the fridge while the first batch bakes.
How to store and freeze
Store leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to six days.
Pre-formed cookie dough balls can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. To freeze, form and chill the cookie dough for one hour then place balls in a zipped lock bag with the date on it. Frozen cookies will need an additional minute or two of baking time.
If you’re looking for a fun, easy, festive cookies to make this holiday season, these Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are for you! This recipe makes chewy, thick and delicious cookies. Add them to cookie boxes and give them away, make them for Santa or just make and enjoy today!Print
These chewy, delicious Christmas Sprinkle Cookies are a super easy holiday treat! They’re filled with chocolate chips and festive red and green sprinkles.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, light or dark
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup Christmas sprinkles
- 3/4 cups mini chocolate chips (or regular sized semi sweet, white, or dark chocolate chips)
- 4 ounces white chocolate, melted
- Extra Christmas sprinkles
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt Set aside.
- Cream the sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment or with a handheld mixer on medium speed until smooth and combined.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl then add the eggs and blend well then add the vanilla.
- With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients mixing until just combined then mix in the chocolate chips and sprinkles.
- Use a 2 ounce cookie scoop to drop the cookies onto the cookie sheet. Cover the cookie dough balls with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour
- After chilling the dough for at least an hour, preheat oven to 375 F. Place dough balls 3″ apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Keep remaining balls in fridge while the first batch bakes.
- Bake 11-13 minutes until edges have started to turn light brown. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before then transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
- Once cooled, melt the white chocolate in a small bowl in short twenty second bursts in the microwave, stirring well in between bursts. Drizzle cookies with melted white chocolate. If using sprinkles, top melted white chocolate with extra sprinkles right away before the chocolate melts.
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