These Christmas Sugar Cookies are whipped with cream cheese to make the perfect soft and fluffy sugar cookie. Topped with a cream cheese frosting and festive Christmas sprinkles.
Christmas Sugar Cookies
I know these look different the standard cookie that you cut out with shapes but trust me on this one y’all! This Christmas Sugar Cookies are made with cream cheese and so light and fluffy. They are the best way to make sugar cookies! I topped them with a simple homemade cream cheese frosting and of course Christmas sprinkles to make them festive.
How to make Christmas Sugar Cookies:
Step one: Whisk together all dry ingredients and set them aside for later.
Step two: In a separate larger mixing bowl cream together butter and cream cheese until creamy. I used my stand mixer to cream it together.
Step three: Add in sugar to your stand mixer then continue to mix until light and fluffy.
Step four: Add in your egg along with your almond and vanilla extract once those are mixed in well you can slowly add in the dry ingredients. I add them in slowly making sure to scrap the sides as needed.
Step five: Once everything is mixed then cover and chill for 1 hours or over night. Once chilled bake 14-15 minutes then allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before allowing them to cool completely on a rack.
How to make cream cheese frosting:
Making the frosting is so easy! Start by creaming together cream cheese and butter once your cream cheese and butter is well combined and creamy add in sugar and vanilla and then continue to beat until your frosting is creamy and smooth. Once cooked are completely cooled spread on cream cheese frosting and decorate with Christmas sprinkles. Adding the frosting to warm cookies will make it melt.
Here are a few more of my favorite cookies or Christmas time:
Christmas Sprinkle Cookies: Sprinkle cookies are the best and these are perfect for Christmas!
M&M Christmas Cookies: These chocolate cookies are loaded with your favorite festive chocolate candies.
Santa’s Favorite Cookie Recipe: Yes these are Santa’s actual favorite cookie! Or at least in my house they are 😉
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup Christmas sprinkles
In a small mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate larger mixing bowl or in your stand mixer cream together butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add in sugar and continue to mix until light and fluffy. Last add in your egg along with your almond and vanilla extract.
Slowly add your dry ingredients into your mixer with your wet ingredients until well combined. Cover and chill for 1 hours or over night.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons per cookie) and place on your prepare baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes then allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before allowing them to cool completely on a rack.
Cream together cream cheese and butter in a stand mixer or with an electric mixer. Once your cream cheese and butter is well combined and creamy add in sugar and vanilla and then continue to beat until your frosting is creamy and smooth.
Once cooked are completely cooled spread on cream cheese frosting and decorate with Christmas sprinkles.