1 hour 15 mins
Time to Make It
1 hour 25 mins
These Spiral Christmas Sugar Cookies are soft and chewy and full of festive colors!
Author: Rachel Farnsworth
Yield: 2 dozen
- ¼ cup cream cheese, softened
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- red, green, and white sprinkles
- green food coloring
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and cream cheese until light and fluffy using the whisk attachment. Mix in the corn syrup, vanilla, almond extract, and egg, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl so that everything gets mixed in.
- Switch your mixer attachment to a paddle or dough hook. Mix in flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until everything is mixed in.
- Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Leave 1 piece as is, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. For the remaining two pieces, dye one with red food coloring until desired shade is reached, and dye the other with green food coloring until desired shade is reached. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Working one at a time, roll out each colored section of dough on a lightly floured surface to about ⅛-inch thick rectangle. Try to retain the same shape for each section of dough. Stack the sections of dough on top of each other and trim off excess dough into a rectangle. Save the scraps. Roll the dough gently with a rolling pin to seal together. Working from the longer side, roll the dough tightly together. Slice off individual cookies about ¼-inch to ½-inch thick. Roll the edges in sprinkles and place on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.