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Easy Christmas Butter Cookies

  • Author: Cara Owens
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 25 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Easy Christmas Butter Cookies are a classic Christmas cookie you’ll love to bake every year. These butter cookies are easy to make with simple ingredients, and soft, buttery, and delicious!


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or christmas sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda, and set aside
  3. Cream softened butter and sugar until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix together well.
  4. Begin adding the flour mixture to the wet mixture, 1/2 a cup at a time. Continue stirring until flour no longer shows.
  5. Pour sprinkles or sugar (if making plain) into a shallow bowl.
  6. Use a small to medium sized cookie scoop to create balls
  7. Press one side into the sugar or sprinkles and place sprinkle side up onto a parchement paper lined baking sheet, at least 1 1/2″ apart from each other.
  8. Bake butter cookies for 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Place on cooling rack before placing in an airtight container to store. Enjoy!


*You can also create smaller cookies if desired, but the larger size will create a softer texture.

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