Christmas Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cookie, sugar cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 medium cookies
Calories 262 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan



  • 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



  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. 

  2. 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. 

  3. Slowly add your dry ingredients into your mixer with your wet ingredients until well combined. Cover and chill for 1 hour or overnight. 

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  5. Roll dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons per cookie) and place on your prepare baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes then allow cooling on the pan for 5 minutes before allowing them to cool completely on a rack. 


  1. 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. 

  2. Once cooked are completely cooled spread on cream cheese frosting and decorate with Christmas sprinkles. 

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.