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 Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies 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.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies is available near the end of this post. 


Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies -

The ingredient list for making Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkles Cookies is as follows;

  • Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Christmas Sprinkles

Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkles Cookies -

These cookies also work well for various holidays throughout the year!

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!

If you’re ready, let’s begin making Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies!

  • Cream together the butter and cream cheese in a stand mixer, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat on low until combined.
  • Add the vanilla, salt, and flour. Beat until just combined.
  • Stir in 3 tablespoons of the sprinkles and combine into the dough.
  • Roll the dough into approximate 1 balls, and then into the remaining sprinkles.
  • Place the cookies onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for 20-22 minutes.
  • Cool completely and enjoy!
Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies -

For additional Christmas cookie recipes I’ve shared over the years, please click on the following titles for;

Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies
Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkles. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!
3.82 from 33 votes
Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkles Cookies
Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkles Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
32 mins
If you have time to add these Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies 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.
Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies
Servings: 48
Calories: 80 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and cream cheese together.
  3. Slowly add the powdered sugar and blend until combined.
  4. Add in the vanilla extract, salt, and the flour on low speed until completely combined.
  5. Stir in 3 tablespoons of sprinkles until the sprinkles are fully incorporated.
  6. Roll the dough into balls approximately 1½" round and roll each ball into the remaining sprinkles.
  7. Place the balls onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake in a preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.

  8. Cool and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

**Important to note - Do not overmix the dough after the sprinkles have been added or the color may bleed into the dough.

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkles Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

Ready! Set! BAKE!!! Wait, you’d better tie one on first. HaHa! Apron humor! 

(Hand-painted bakers apron – Kudos Kitchen by Renee)

Ready, Set, Bake!! - hand painted apron -
I’m excited to be linking this post to Cookie Plan Monday hosted by Big Bear’s Wife and Southern Plate. Thanks, Ladies! You rock!!

Should you have any questions regarding this recipe or anything else you’ve seen on my site, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly or leave me a comment in the comment section below. It is always my distinct pleasure to get back to you with a reply just as soon as I possibly can!

For additional information regarding my Kudos Kitchen recipes, and/or my hand painted glassware or fabric items, please follow me on;


Kudos Kitchen by Renée ~ Cooking up artistically delicious family-friendly dishes from my Kudos Kitchen to yours!

Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!

Kudos Kitchen Brand Signature



  1. So festive, I love it.

  2. These are so awesome! Christmas perfection!

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

  4. What a great idea, these sound perfect!

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

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

  7. Pingback: Meal Plan Monday #40 | Southern Plate

  8. 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!

  9. 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,

    • I always use salted butter for baking. I don’t ever find my baked goods too salty. No need to chill the dough.
      Great questions. Thanks, Judy!

  10. 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!

    • They freeze great! Wrap them well and they’ll be good for months!

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

  12. Pingback: Meal Plan Monday #40 - Southern Bite

  13. Aimee Shugarman

    5 stars
    These are so festive and pretty on my holiday plate!

  14. 5 stars
    These look amazing and fun for the kids to help make.

  15. 5 stars
    I love anything with cream cheese and can’t wait to make these.
    Thank you so much for reading Decor To Adore and for your heartwarming comment.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  16. What is the best way to store these? Want to make these as part of my Christmas cookies this year!

  17. 5 stars
    This is a great holiday treat!! A sure hit for Christmas!

  18. 4 stars
    For all you gluten free bakers out there, I would not recommend this recipe. I use a cup for cup flour and it was still very dry. If you use less flour it does not maintain shape. I really wanted this recipe to work, but as most cream cheese cookie recipes, it did not. Shame, they smelled and looked wonderful and I am sure they are fantastic with regular flour.

    • Dear Angela!
      I never claimed these to be a gluten-free cookie. I applaud your efforts in trying to make them gluten-free even though your efforts were unsuccessful.
      That said, you are correct in having said they would be fantastic when made (as written) with regular flour. 5 stars is the appropriate rating for this cookie when made as instructed, not 4 when not followed.
      Have a wonderful day and Happy Holidays!

  19. I put the sprinkles in them and the die from them bleed into the Dough ?

    • That happens a little with mine, too. Try not to mix them so much. I’m sure that’s the problem. I’ll mention that in the recipe. Sorry I didn’t have that in sooner.

  20. Do you freeze after baking or before? Thank you, great recipe!

    • Hi, Charlotte!

      Glad you like the recipe.

      You can freeze them either way. If you freeze them before baking, roll them in the sprinkles first, freeze on a sheet pan, and then after they’re frozen, you can bag them together until you’re ready to bake. To bake, place them on a cookie sheet and thaw for 10 minutes before baking. They may take an additional few minutes to bake so keep an eye on them.

      To freeze after baking, cool them completely and then freeze in a freezer-safe bag or wrapping. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.

      Have fun baking and Happy Holidays!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this comment you agree to share your name, email address, website and IP address with Kudos Kitchen by Renee. This information will not be used for any purpose other than enabling you to post a comment. *