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Friday, November 6, 2020

Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies with Free Printable Gift Tag

Cover your favorite sugar cookies in Christmas sprinkles for a festive holiday treat!

Holiday baking is one of my favorite things about the Christmas season. There are so many creative and delicious recipes to try, and it's fun making festive cookies to share and swap with friends and family. These Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are so simple to make, and are hard to not eat all by yourself. They are definitely Santa-approved, and look adorable to boot! I've also got a FREE gift tag for you to download if you decide to share some baked goods (like these cookies) with your loved ones this holiday season.

Mix up a batch of this soft sugar cookies recipe. I absolutely love this recipe because it's easy, quick, and doesn't require too many extra steps. If you're not much of a baker or just don't have the time, no problem! Make life simpler with a pre-made mix or use frozen cookie dough (it can be our little secret)! No matter how you decide to do it, get that sweet, sugary dough in your hands.

Get out your favorite Christmas sprinkles (I prefer nonpareils). You can find these almost anywhere. If you want fancier ones, visit your local bakery, or stop by Michaels or Jo-Anns. To make these cookies for other holidays, simply change the color of the sprinkles! Pour the sprinkles into a small bowl. Scoop some cookie dough and make a 1" ball. Plop the dough into the sprinkles, and gently roll it around until it is completely covered.

Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Place the balls of sprinkle-covered dough on a cookie sheet, about 2" apart. Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes (or according to package directions 😉). Keep the cookies stored in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days (if they last that long).

These cookies also freeze really well - baked or not! If unbaked, place the balls of dough on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for about an hour before bagging them up in a freezer bag. This will keep the dough from freezing together in one big clump, and will be easier to bake the dough one cookie at a time.

Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

Makes about 2-3 dozen cookies


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Variety of Christmas sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 400º
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light & fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
  4. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add to butter mixture one cup at a time.
  5. Use a cookie scoop or roll the dough into a 2" ball.
  6. Place the ball of dough into the sprinkles and roll it around until completely covered.
  7. Bake cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.

Print the gift tags on cardstock, and cut them apart with a paper trimmer. Attach the tag to a bag full of handmade Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies to share with family and friends this holiday season.

Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY (okay for home, school & libraries).
*You may NOT modify, sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits/watermarks.
*If you'd like to share this project, you may use ONE photo and credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama and linked back to this post.

Aren't you excited to get going on your holiday baking? What are your favorite Christmas treats? I would absolutely LOVE to hear what you think of this recipe if you try it for yourself. Please share your  thoughts in an email, leave a comment, or tag a photo on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram! #AFMcrafts

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Christmas Sprinkle Sugar Cookies

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  1. Lindsay, these cookies look YUMMY! Thanks for joining the Creative Crafts Christmas FUN!

  2. These look absolutely delicious! Cant wait to give them a try! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you for all of your posts. Merry Christmas. ☃️


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