We love easy Christmas cookies to decorate! These can be made with store bought dough and added flour to make quick cut out cookies. We love to make homemade cookies too but sometimes a quick and helpful hack is what we need. We typically always have flour and sprinkles on hand, so if I'm doing some shopping I'll pick up a package of sugar cookie dough and a tub of frosting so we can make these anytime! Check out our other Christmas recipes too!
Why make easy Christmas Cookies to decorate at home?
We love to have this recipe available for days we want to be creative but don't have a lot of time. These are super easy and quick to make. You only need a few ingredients and can still have fresh tasting homemade cookies.
What are the ingredients?
For these easy Christmas Cookies, you just need store bought cookie dough and flour to make easy cut out cookies! You're going to want to add the flour so the cookies don't spread out after cutting with cookie cutters.
- Store bought sugar cookie dough
- M&Ms, Candies, Chocolate Chips for decorating
How to Make Christmas Cookie Cut Outs?
Add half of the flour to a surface. I use parchment paper for easy clean up. Next add the dough and remaining flour. Use a rolling pins or your hands to start blending the flour into the dough. There will be extra flour left to use on the rolling pin and to keep the surface floured.
Use the rolling pin to roll out the dough into ¼ inch thick. Use cookie cutters to create shapes. Repeat until all dough is used.
Then, bake the cookies for 11-14 minutes. Using a butter knife, spread frosting on each cookie and decorate with toppings.
- 1 Package of sugar cookie dough
- ½ Cup of flour
- 1 package of cream cheese frosting
- Assorted sprinkles, M&M's and chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F
- On a floured surface, knead flour into the dough.
- Roll out dough ¼ inch thick.
- Use cookie cutters to create shapes. Repeat until all dough is used.
- Bake for 11-14 minutes.
- Using a butter knife, spread frosting on each cookie and decorate with toppings.
If you're cookie cutters get sticky with dough, add some flour before pressinng into the dough.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g
Use a butter knife or small spatula to spread the frosting over the cookie evenly. Use the edge of the utensil to spread around the edges of the cookie for a smooth finish.
Cookies can be decorated with icing, frosting, peanut butter, Nutella or cream cheese. You can add sprinkles, small candies, icing gel, small nuts, coconut shavings or chocolate chips.
If you're in the San Diego area, join us this Sunday for a fun Cookies & Cocoa event at Barnes and Noble!
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