Christmas Confetti Cookies – soft and chewy sugar cookies rolled in Christmas sprinkles. Santa is going to love these cookies!
I’ve been blogging for a long time and over the years I’ve claimed that many cookies were my favorite Christmas cookies but these Christmas Confetti Cookies are definitely my most favorite Christmas cookie ever.
Sprinkles just make everything better so Christmas sprinkles make everything a million times better.
Plus, I love a soft sugar cookie. Don’t you? Just a buttery sugar cookie that practically melts in your mouth. The best.
This is a really easy, simple recipe that would be great for baking with kids. Kids love sprinkles as much as I love sprinkles so I know they’d love rolling the cookie dough through a big bowl of colorful sprinkles.
And I’ve been told that Santa also really loves sprinkles.
How To Make Christmas Confetti Cookies
These Confetti Cookies are so simple and easy!
The cookie base is a vanilla sugar cookie dough so it starts by beating butter and sugar together until it gets light and fluffy. Then you add an egg and vanilla. From there you can add your dry ingredients. Flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. The usual suspects.
PLUS, these cookies have cream of tartar added in which is what keeps them nice and soft. No crunchy confetti cookies here!
Once everything is combined, roll the dough into balls and then the dough balls get rolled in sprinkles. They bake for only 10 minutes because you don’t want them to brown or anything. You want them to stay soft and fluffy.
Then just let them cool for a few minutes before you settle in with a plate of cookies and a glass of milk!
What Kind of Sprinkles for Confetti Cookies
You can use really any kind of sprinkles. I prefer to use really bright jimmies. I got these specific ones from this Wilton sprinkle container.
If you want to use one of those fancy sprinkle mixes, my favorite place to find those is Sweets & Treats.
How Long Are Confetti Cookies Good For
These cookies will stay good for about 5 days if stored properly. Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature.
Can You Freeze Confetti Cookies
Yes! You can definitely freeze Confetti Cookies and you have a couple different options.
You can freeze the already baked cookies by putting them in a plastic freezer storage bag and squeezing as much air out as possible. They will be fine in the freezer for up to 3 months. To defrost, just let them sit on the counter until they reach room temperature.
You can freeze the dough once you roll them into balls and through the sprinkles by initially freezing them on a baking sheet for about an hour before transferring the dough balls to a plastic freezer bag. The dough will be fine in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To bake the frozen dough, follow the recipe instructions but add a minute or 2 to the total bake time. Just keep an eye on them.
More Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Cranberry Orange Cookies
- Italian Sugar Cookies
- Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies
- No Bake Holly Crackles
- Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
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- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup Christmas sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to remove any lumps
- Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until just combined.
- Take 1 tablespoons of dough and roll in sprinklers until dough is covered. Place on the prepared pans. Repeat with remaining dough, leaving about 2 inches between dough balls.
- Bake 8 - 10 minutes until they are just beginning to brown on the edges Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g