Sugar Cookies 3 Ways Recipe

Holiday cookie baking does not get any easier than this—one sugar cookie recipe you can make 3 different ways. Use the Holiday Mix Sprinkles for a colorful batch, add a bit of cocoa to make a yummy chocolate batch, or add some of our delicious Candy Cane Flavored Candy Melts® candy for a (peppermint) twist! Baking cookies with kids is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season, and these Sugar Cookies are great for little and big hands alike. A quick and easy Christmas cookie recipe you can make in no time, these Sugar Cookies 3 Ways are sure to become a holiday favorite!
Makes: 2 dozen
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cookie pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat until combined.

Step 3

Roll dough into 1-1/2 in. balls and roll in sprinkles. Place 2 in. apart on prepared cookie pan.

Step 4

Bake 14-16 minutes or until centers of cookies are semi-firm to the touch. Cool cookies on pan on cooling grid 2 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling grid; cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Step 5

To make Milk Chocolate Crinkle Cookies: add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder to flour mixture. Add 4 ounces melted milk chocolate after egg and vanilla are added. Roll dough in confectioners’ sugar and bake as directed. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Step 6

To make Candy Cane flavored cookies: add 1 cup chopped Wilton Candy Cane Candy Melts Candy and 1 cup chopped Wilton Red Candy Melts Candy after flour mixture has been added. Bake as directed. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


1/2 teaspoon salt

baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

butter, softened

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

granulated sugar

1 cup granulated sugar


1 egg




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