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Frosted Christmas Cookies

Frosted Christmas Cookies

Create a batch of our quick and easy Frosted Christmas Cookies with a few everyday ingredients. They're the perfect addition to your holiday baking. So soft, chewy, and full of flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream, christmas, frosted, sugar cookie
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 37 minutes
Servings 20 cookies



  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup butter - softened
  • ¾ cup confectioner's sugar
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Buttercream frosting

  • cup butter softened
  • confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • tablespoons whipping cream


  • Sprinkles
  • Food coloring of your choice


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, mix the butter with the granulated sugar until fluffy.
  • Little by little add in the confectioner's sugar. Mix until combined.
  • Add the vanilla, and one egg at a time.
  • Add the cream cheese and mix until combined.
  • In another bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until everything comes together. Do not over mix.
  • Place the mixture in the refrigerator for at least an hour so it is easier to handle.
  • With a small cookie scoop, scoop round balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Place them on the baking pan around 2 inches apart. They really do expand, so keep that in mind.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until they are starting to brown.
  • Allow to cool completely before removing.


  • Beat the butter with a stand mixer, until light and fluffy.
  • Add the sugar little by little until fully combined.
  • Add the vanilla and whipping cream. Mix until combined.
  • Spread some of the buttercream frosting with a spatula over each cookie and top with sprinkles. Let the frosting firm up before serving.