What’s better than Christmas cookies? Christmas Cookie Pops, of course! A soft sugar cookie baked from scratch, topped with your favorite frosting and sprinkles. These make great gifts! Perfect for making and decorating with kids.
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The holiday season always puts me in the mood to do some baking! There’s nothing like mixing together a batch of cookies with Christmas music playing.
This year baking (or cooking, for that matter) looks a little different for me with a baby in the house. It definitely took a lot longer than usual to get these cookies baked and decorated. I’ve found that William loves to be a part of everything, even if he’s still too small to help. If he’s awake when I’m cooking or baking, I’ll put him in his bumbo seat next to me and he watches me work. If the look of fascination on his face is any clue, he will really enjoy helping mommy in the kitchen when he gets bigger!
You’ll probably have most of the tools necessary for this recipe in the house, such as cookie sheets, a rolling pin and Christmas cookie cutters. Another item you’ll need is the cookie sticks pictured above. If you don’t feel like searching for them at your local store, you can order them on Amazon for just $2!
My favorite part of making Christmas cookies like these is decorating them! When I was growing up we had an annual “cookie baking day” right before Christmas with all my aunts and cousins. We always had a lot of fun frosting and decorating sugar cookies like these. It brings back memories to make them again!
Once your cookies are all decorated, keep them covered on the counter and they will last for a few days. They are great for sharing! Give them as gifts or bring them to holiday parties.
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Red, White and Green Frosting (store bought or homemade, you can either buy colored frosting or use food coloring like I did)
- Holiday Sprinkles
- 20 Cookie Sticks (available at crafting stores, Walmart/Target or online)
- Christmas Cookie Cutters
- In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture, a little at a time, and mix well until a dough forms.
- Chill the dough for at least 3 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Flour your surface and roll out the dough to about 1/4 of an inch. Use the cookie cutters to cut shapers. Insert the cookie sticks into the dough. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until just beginning to brown.
- Transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
- Frost cookies and decorate with sprinkles.