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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 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 enjoy the featured video!

**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. 


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The ingredient list;

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed;

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How these cookies work well 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!

Can these cookies be made gluten-free?


Per a kind and thoughtful reader named Sherry, she says she swaps gluten-free flour (cup for cup) in this recipe and it works great each and every time!

Can this dough be made in advance and frozen?


Wrap the dough well in plastic wrap or an airtight container and freeze for up to three months.

Thaw the dough completely before rolling and baking.

Can these cookies be frozen after baking, and for how long?


Store the baked and cooled cookies in an airtight container and freeze for up to 6 months.

Do as I say, not as I do…

*COMPLETE DISCLOSURE HERE* – You’ll notice in the featured video that I added the sprinkles to the dough before adding the flour.

This was a big old NO-NO on my part, but because I was filming the video I decided to go with my mistake and (for the sake of expense) not reshoot the video with all new ingredients.

My professional food blogger suggestion to you? Add the sprinkles to the dough only AFTER the flour has been incorporated, and then mix the dough GENTLY BY HAND so the sprinkles don’t color the dough itself. 😉

The easy instructions;

  • 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 gently 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 preheated 350-degree oven for 20-22 minutes.
  • Cool completely!
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Below is the printable recipe card along with the nutritional information and instructions for making for today’s cream cheese sprinkle cookies.

3.77 from 55 votes
Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkles Cookies on a holly berry plate
Cream Cheese Sprinkles Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
32 mins

Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies are super simple to make and kids will have fun rolling them in the sprinkles before baking. Serve them any time of year.

Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, Christmas Cream Cheese Sprinkle Cookies, 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 over mix the dough after the sprinkles have been added or the color may bleed into the dough.

Nutrition Facts
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!

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Saturday 7th of December 2019

Hi, can I use almond flour?


Saturday 7th of December 2019

You can try but I don’t know what type of results you’ll get since this recipe is written for all-purpose flour.


Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Mine burned on the bottom....Baked 20 minutes at 350...Any ideas as to why? Do the sprinkles cause them to burn on the bottom ?


Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

I have never had that happen, Keri. The sprinkles stand up to the heat relatively well. They shouldn’t burn. Do you know if your oven temperature is calibrated correctly? Perhaps your oven runs too hot? In any case, I’m sorry that happened to your cookies. Renee

Ashley F

Monday 2nd of December 2019

These are perfect baking after they were frozen! Such a great tip!


Monday 2nd of December 2019

Glad you liked that idea, Ashley! Enjoy! Renee


Monday 2nd of December 2019

I grew up eating sprinkle cookies like this. I can't wait to try these for my family.


Monday 2nd of December 2019

Love food and family memories, Sandi. I hope they're similar to what you remember. Enjoy! Renee

Sherry Brumit

Sunday 1st of December 2019

I have made these cookies with a cup for cup gluten free flour and they have worked great every time.


Sunday 1st of December 2019

That is wonderful to know, Sherry! I'm going to add this information to the post so others can make them gluten-free as well. Thank you SO much for the information! xo Renee