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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Jennie Duncan
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. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
chilling time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 medium cookies
Calories 262 kcal



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ 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)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ 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 hour or overnight. 
  • 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 cooling 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. 


This dough will be crumbly and need some kneading. I usually measure out for one cooking press and move it around in my hand then form the ball. 
Don't add the frosting too soon! Adding to warm cookies will cause it to melt. 


Room temperature: Leave the cookies on the counter in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
Fridge: Place cookies in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for 6-7 days. 
Freeze: Freeze baked and frosted cookies in a freezer bag and place in an airtight container. Keep in the freezer for 1 month. Defrost in the fridge overnight. 


Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 56mgSugar: 22gVitamin A: 400IUCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword Christmas Sugar Cookies
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