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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Christmas sugar cookies

Here it is.  These may look like sugar cookies, but they’re actually memories made out of sugar, flour, and rolled in sprinkles.  These are the sugar cookies I’ve eaten every year since I was five.  That’s right!  Nostalgia dunked in a glass of milk.  This would probably be the time to post a picture of my five year old self gobbling one down, but alas, I don’t think any photographic evidence exists.  I probably always ate them too fast. 😉

Do you have a recipe that you have to make every year?  Come snow or ice or attacking yetis, certain recipes just HAVE to be made.  And it seems like a lot of the time people have that old family sugar cookie recipe.  Biting into them just makes you feel all warm and cozy, like when grandma would give you an extra piece of fudge when mom and dad weren’t looking.  Oh yeeaaah!

Christmas sugar cookies

These cookies couldn’t be any easier to make.  You can do it all in one bowl, and you don’t even have to get out the mixer.  That deserves a high five, right?  You form these beauties up in to little balls, roll them in sprinkles, flatten them, and there you go.

These cookies come out looking like little discs of nostalgia.  They’re chewy, buttery, and ready to give you a big ol’ kiss.  And they’re perfect to munch on while you’re waiting in line for an hour an a half this Friday or Saturday, waiting to get into the new Star Wars movie.  Or…is that just me?

Just kidding, all.  I’d never wait for an hour an a half to see a movie.  I go to the theater at weird off times when there aren’t any lines…and, you know, fewer people talking on their cell phones or texting while watching the movie…or coming and going every ten minutes…Oh, my…you can tell I have a thing about movie etiquette, don’t you?  I kind of turn into the Hulk when people are rude at the theater.

And as for these cookies, I would never eat them in line.  Nope.  I eat these cookies in the cover of darkness where you can’t tell how many I’m shoving in my face at once.  I’m like Cookie Monster before he started eating vegetables.  😄

May the baking force be with you!

Christmas sugar cookies

5.0 from 2 reviews
Christmas Sugar Cookies
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • Colored sprinkles for topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and pinch of salt.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients except sprinkles and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined.
  4. Form into ping pong sized balls.
  5. Pour your sprinkles into a couple different bowls depending on how many colors you have.
  6. Place the cookie dough balls in the sprinkles and spin around until completely coated.
  7. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass. Make sure they're about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until cookies get a little bit of a crinkle on top.



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  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary December 15, 2015, 7:45 am

    LOVE the colored sprinkles on here! But I am a sucker for anything colorful and pretty! These cookies must be the jam if you have been eating them since you were 5!! I wonder how many over the course of your life you have consumed… or would that number be too scary to think about?! 😉 Every year our tradition is monkey bread while we open presents… but since I moved to NC I doubt my husband and I will be making it just for ourselves. Maybe next year, with so much going on I can’t even THINK about Christmas!! Cheers, girlfriend – to a beautiful day filled with lots of sugar cookies! <3

    • Amanda December 16, 2015, 1:54 pm

      Oh, man, I don’t even want to think about how many sugar cookies that is. Haha. That’s dangerous to consider! I have to say that I love your monkey bread tradition. Monkey bread is the bomb! Have a jazzy week!

  • Rachel @ Bakerita December 15, 2015, 8:14 pm

    I love these cute cookies, but I especially love that you’ve made these every year since you were five! My family’s recipe like that is magic cookie bars 🙂 they’re so amazing!

    • Amanda December 16, 2015, 1:54 pm

      Magic bars are AMAZING! That’s a great tradition too. I could definitely get behind that.

  • Sam @ SugarSpunRun December 16, 2015, 2:30 pm

    These cookies! They sound incredible, and I love how you’ve described them… “Nostalgia dunked in a glass of milk”…!
    And I am totally with you about waiting in lines, I am SO excited to see Star Wars but there’s no way I’m shuffling through those awful crowds!

    • Amanda December 18, 2015, 10:20 am

      Thanks! I sort of feel like pre-ordering tickets for the movie to make sure I get a seat, but that might be too scheduled, even for me! Haha.

  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop December 17, 2015, 9:22 pm

    The force is definitely with you! There’s nothing better than homemade cookies!

    • Amanda December 18, 2015, 10:20 am

      Thanks, Kathy! 😉

  • annie@ciaochowbambina December 18, 2015, 5:42 am

    One bowl? No mixer? Nostalgia dunked in a glass of milk? I’m in! Love your story and these cookies! 🙂

    • Amanda December 18, 2015, 10:21 am

      Thanks so much, Annie! Have a fantastic weekend!

  • Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry December 18, 2015, 1:37 pm

    I don’t have any recipe that I have been eating since I was five, but if I did, I would wish it was these cookies. They sound like the perfect sugar cookie.

    • Amanda December 21, 2015, 2:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Nicole!

  • Jess @ Sweetest Menu December 18, 2015, 9:49 pm

    Aww I love how food can bring back childhood memories! Lovely cookies!

    • Amanda December 21, 2015, 2:23 pm

      Thanks, Jess. That’s my favorite part of baking.

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