Christmas sprinkles sugar cookies

I am in love with these cookies.  All the fun, festive, Christmasy-ness of decorated sugar cookies, withOUT all the fuss.

The perfect combination, if you ask me!

Christmas Sprinkles Sugar Cookies | Sweet Anna's

So, the other day, I decided to be all cookie-cutter Christmasy and bake some sugar cookies for my kids to decorate.

It was fun, until the cookies were done and it was time to let the kids loose.

I may have had a slight panic attack.  Thankfully, my little guys’ attention spans are pretty short these days and they moved on fairly quickly after they filled up on sugar and decorated a few cookies each ‘for Santa’.

Navy kept frosting and decorating the rest (because I just couldn’t handle the… chaos of it!) and into the freezer they went to share with our family (and Santa, of course!) on Christmas Eve.

After I cleaned up the mess and took a few deep breaths, I realized, that is just not my thing.  I am not gifted in crafting with kids.  I am too OCD to handle the uncontrollableness of the activity.

So, I did my good deed for the year.  My kids are thrilled.  And now back to your regularly scheduled programming:

Non-chaotic, but just as fun, sprinkles-filled sugar cookies!  Yum!

I think next year I will just let the kids pick out and dump in the sprinkles.  Win/win, right?  ;o)

Christmas sprinkles sugar cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup festive-colored sprinkles


Preheat the oven to 375ºF. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda & salt; Set aside.

In a large mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Beat in the egg and extracts until well combined.

Mix in the flour mixture until just combined, and then gently stir in the sprinkles.

Scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 8-12 minutes (depending on size) until they are just barely golden brown around the edges.

recipe adapted from Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body

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