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Christmas Sprinkle Cookies Cups

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, christmas cookie, cookie, dessert, holiday, sprinkles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 dozen


  • 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


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray mini muffin pans with baking spray and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Next, beat in the egg and vanilla. Then beat in the flour until just combined.
  4. Divide the dough into two portions. Stir green sprinkles into one half and mix red sprinkles into the other half.
  5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Then, press the balls into the prepared mini muffin pan. Press each dough ball with your thumb.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.