Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies

Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies are tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside, thanks to the fun and colorful sprinkles.

Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies

If you have time to add these to your holiday baking list, I highly recommend doing so. They’re super simple to make and kids will have fun rolling them in the sprinkles before baking.Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies

By swapping out the colors of sprinkles you use, these cookies will work for any and all occasions. Multi-colored sprinkles are perfect for birthdays, orange and brown or black go great for Halloween, all green work for St. Patrick’s day, and red, white and blue are perfect for the 4th of July.

Get creative, and be colorful throughout a year full of  delicious reasons to celebrate!

Makes:   4 dozen      Prep Time:   10 minutes      Bake Time:  20-22 minutes

2 sticks butter, softened at room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sprinkles of your choosing, divided
baking sheets
parchment paper

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Cream the butter and cream cheese together.

-Slowly add the powdered sugar and blend until combined.

-Add in the vanilla extract, salt, and the flour on low speed until completely combined.

-Stir in 3 tablespoons of sprinkles until the sprinkles are fully incorporated.

-Roll the dough into balls approximately 1½” round and roll each ball into the remaining sprinkles.

-Place the balls onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake in a preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.

-Cool and enjoy!


Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies
Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies

Ready! Set! BAKE!!!

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Ready, Set, Bake!!

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  1. So festive, I love it.

  2. Yummy treats are perfect!!

  3. These are so awesome! Christmas perfection!

  4. So festive and I love that they are made with cream cheese, because thats my favorite!

  5. What a great idea, these sound perfect!

  6. I love how festive these cookies are! The colors and flavors are just so perfect for Christmas!

  7. There can never be too many sprinkles in my life. These look GREAT!

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  9. Debbie Caraballo

    I hate to be a party pooper, but I’m totally not a sprinkles gal….so my question is- could you roll these in colored sugar or nuts? thanks in advance!

  10. Salted butter? Do you chill the dough? Thanks

    • Hello Judy,
      Thanks for the questions.
      Yes, I always use salted butter. For everything! I know it goes against the norm, but the trace amounts of salt found in butter will not make baked goods (or any other items) too salty. Of course you can still opt to use unsalted butter, but there is really no need. To be honest, most people don’t add enough salt to their baked goods anyway, so a tine bit more will only enhance the flavors of your sweets. And no, no need to chill the dough. Chilling the dough will make it harder for the sprinkles to stick.
      Hope all this helps.
      Thanks again,

  11. These look amazing can you freeze them?

    • Yes! Freeze away! Wrap them well and they’ll keep for 2-3 months.
      You can also use this same recipe for other holidays. Use green sprinkles for St. Patty’s Day, red and blue for Memorial Day and the 4th of July, Red for Valentines Day…you get the gist. Thanks for the question, Nancy!
      Thanks for being a reader of my blog!
      Enjoy your day!

  12. Hi there! These look so yummy! Have you ever added chocolate chips to the dough?

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