Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites are bite-sized, melt-in-your-mouth perfection! These Sugar Cookie Bites are topped with buttercream frosting and will be the perfect cookie to set out for Santa this Christmas Eve. Your guests won’t be able to resist them!
Prepare the perfect portable sweet treat to take with you on the go with these delicious Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites. They’re irresistibly good and worth doubling the recipe to have plenty go around.
Homemade Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites
If you love sugar cookies, try this recipe for Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites that will quickly blow you away with its impressive flavor. You can learn how to prepare incredible cookie dough and frosting from scratch using simple ingredients, such as all-purpose flour, butter, vanilla extract, and more. With the right ingredients, you’ll have the tastiest mini cookies you’ve ever tried.
Why You’ll Love Sugar cookie Recipe Christmas
These cookie bites are absolutely addicting. Bet you can’t have just one of them!
The Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites are easy to prepare and won’t require a lot of skill or effort. Even if you don’t have much baking experience, you can still make these cookie bites.
They’re perfect for serving at holiday parties and other gatherings with loved ones during the holiday season.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check out the answers to some of these commonly asked questions when preparing these incredible Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites.
Can I freeze the cookie dough?
Yes, it’s possible to freeze the cookie dough if you’d like to prepare it and store it until it gets closer to Christmas and other holidays. If you want to freeze the cookie dough, be sure to put it in an airtight container and then set it in the freezer, where you can keep it fresh for up to three months.
Can I make the cookie dough in advance?
Absolutely. This cookie dough is great to make in advance. It stays fresh and flavorful while placed in the fridge for a week. So, if you want to make it in advance, you can do that and then put it in the fridge or freezer, whichever you prefer.
How many cookies does this recipe make?
When you prepare this recipe, you’ll have 60 delicious cookie bites ready to serve and enjoy with family and friends. Don’t hesitate to double the recipe when you’re hosting large events with lots of people in attendance.
Can I decorate the cookie while they’re still warm?
No, don’t decorate the cookies while they’re still warm. Instead, wait for them to cool down completely. If you decorate the cookies when they’re warm, the frosting will melt and won’t stick as well, which can destroy the end result.
What if I can’t find Wilton food coloring gels?
If you can’t find Wilton food coloring gels, feel free to buy a different brand. Always do your research ahead of time to make sure you’re using a high-quality food coloring gel that won’t create a mess or leave your Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites looking a hot mess.
Be sure to bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Don’t overbake them or they will burn and won’t taste nearly as good.
If your homemade frosting looks a bit too dry, add a tablespoon or two of milk to the mixture and combine until it becomes smooth. You can add one tablespoon of milk at a time to see how much of it you’ll need to eliminate the dryness and get your frosting to the perfect consistency.
Use a butter knife to easily spread the buttercream frosting on top of your cookies. Be sure to let it set before you store your cookies in a container. If you don’t wait for it to set, the frosting may get all over the place, and you don’t want that.
How to Store Your Fresh Baked Cookies
After allowing your cookies to set with the buttercream frosting added to them, place them in a food storage container with an airtight lid. You can use parchment paper to separate rows of the cookies, keeping them fresh and preventing them from getting stuck to one another. Be sure to place your cookies in a cool, dry area where they won’t get too hot.
You don’t need to place these cookies in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve them, remove from the container and spread them out on your favorite serving tray. These cookies taste great with a cup of milk on the side.
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Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites
For the Cookie Dough:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar sifted
For the Buttercream Frosting:
- 1 cup powdered confectioners sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoons vanilla OR almond extract
- Wilton Christmas red and moss green food coloring gels You can get them at their store or online
- Red green and white sprinkles, for decoration
- In a medium bowl whisk together flour and salt. Set aside.
- Place butter into the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat until smooth and light, about 40-60 seconds.
- Add in the sugar and beat until smooth.
- Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until you get a smooth dough.
- Roll the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper to 1/4 -inch thick. Transfer on the baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
- Meanwhile preheat your oven to 350 F
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut into bite-sized squares.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
- Allow to cool completely before frosting.
- In a large bowl mix together the softened butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
- If the frosting seems to be dry, add 1-2 tablespoons milk and mix until combined.
- Divide the buttercream frosting into 3 parts.
- Tint one with red and another one with green food coloring gels.
- Once the cookies are completely cooled, decorate with the buttercream frosting (simply spread some frosting on each cookie with a knife) and sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles.
- Allow the frosting set before you store the cookies.
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