These Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are an easy and delicious Christmas cookie recipe that is certain to add color and fun to your holiday cookie tray.
When it comes to Christmas cookies, all I really need are these cream wafer cookies. For years, they have been (and will probably always be) my absolute favorite. However, that doesn’t stop me from experimenting with a few new cookie recipes every year. (You can find all of my Christmas cookie recipes here.) This year, I’m trying these Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups!
I am thrilled to again be teaming up with some of my blogger friends for this holiday cookie recipe party. We like to call ourselves the #ChristmasCookieSquad. This is our third year coming together to bake up dozens of creative and classic Christmas cookies.
If you’re looking for new and different Christmas cookie recipe Ideas, you’ll want to check out all of these talented gals. You can find their tasty recipes here:
More Christmas Cookies Recipes:
Classic Frosted Cut-Out Sugar Cookies – Freutcake
Chocolate Linzer Cookies – The Effortless Chic
Fudge Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – The Sweetest Occasion
Gingerbread Egg Nog Cookie Sandwiches – Paper & Stitch
Ice Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies – Pizzazzerie
Latte Joy Espresso Cookies – Julie Blanner
Holiday Wreath Meringue Macarons – Sugar and Cloth
Mini Gingerbread Alphabet Cookies – Lovely Indeed
Festive Macarons for the Holidays – The Proper Blog
Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups – You are here!
Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups:
As I mentioned, I’m making Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups. I first spotted them in an issue of BHG. They looked so festive and fun – I had to give them a try.
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to Christmas cookie baking, I’m usually doing it about a week before the big event. And after an extremely busy time with the blog (Christmas is my craziest season on IBC.) and the stresses that come with holiday preparation, the last thing I want to deal with is complicated cookie recipes.
That’s why I’m always on the hunt for simple recipes that look beautiful and taste great. I promise you these Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups are just that.
How Do You Make Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups?
The dough is easy to make and comes together in minutes. It also requires zero time in the refrigerator so you can keep the momentum going.
Another reason I love this dough is that it contains sprinkles. It’s almost like Christmas funfetti. I stuck with classic red and green, but you could do any combination you like.
These cookies also bake in mini muffin tins which makes preparing them a breeze. Once the cookies are baked, pipe on some frosting and top everything with more colorful sprinkles.
And just like that, you have several dozen of these Christmas Sprinkle Cookie Cups ready to add color and more deliciousness to your holiday cookie platters.
Want more Christmas Cookie recipes? You’ll love these:
- The BEST Crock Pot Candy
- Cream Horns (Lady Locks)
- The EASIEST Fudge Recipe
- Cranberry Orange Tassies
- Peanut Butter Brownie Pillow Cookies
Happy Holiday Baking, my friends. And don’t forget to check out all of the #ChristmasCookieSquad recipes above.
Oh, and if you’re looking for some festive Christmas recipe cards, the new designs are here! You can use these free printable recipe cards to easily jot down your favorite recipes from this holiday season. Print them here.
- 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup red sprinkles
- 1/4 cup green sprinkles
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 - 3 tablespoons milk
- Additional sprinkles for garnish
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray mini muffin pans with baking spray and set aside.
In a bowl, add the butter and beat with a mixer for about 1 minute. Then add the powder sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until creamy (2-3 minutes), scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Next, beat in the egg and vanilla. Then beat in the flour until just combined.
Divide the dough into two portions. Stir green sprinkles into one half and mix red sprinkles into the other half.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Then, press the balls into the prepared mini muffin pan. Press each dough ball with your thumb.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are light brown. Remove from the oven and press the centers with the rounded side of a measuring teaspoon. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Then remove to finish cooling on a wire rack.
In the meantime, prepare the frosting by beating together the softened butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add as much milk as needed to create a smooth frosting.
Use a piping bag with a large star tip to frost the cooled cookies. Top with additional sprinkles. Pack and store in an air-tight container.