Easiest Christmas Cookies: 3 Quick Cookie Hacks

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I’ve got 3 of the EASIEST Christmas cookies around. If you’re in a hurry to come up with a holiday treat, whip up one of these easy Christmas cookie recipes in mere minutes. The trick is to skip all the measuring and mixing. Start with a ready made dough and keep some Christmas sprinkles and candy on hand for easy decorations.

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the easiest Christmas cookies require only 2 ingredients

The EASIEST Christmas Cookies Ever


  • Pre-packaged sugar cookie dough
  • Christmas M&Ms


  • Remove dough from refrigerator about 15 minutes prior to making recipe. Press dough into small sheet pan or baking dish and sprinkle with M&Ms. I used a Christmas mix in red & green but you could use any mix!
  • Bake according to package instructions.
  • Allow to cool a bit and cut into bars.
whip up these easy Christmas cookie bars in 20 minutes

Simple Santa Cookies


  • Pre-packaged sugar cookie dough (roll preferred)
  • Christmas Blend Sprinkles


  • Spread sprinkles out on a large plate or counter lined with waxed paper or cutting board.
  • Remove dough from plastic. If not in a roll, shape into a tube shape.
  • Roll dough in sprinkles until sides are coated.
  • Slice and place on cookie sheet and bake according to package directions.
Easy Oreo Christmas Ornament Cookies will save time while still being impressive

Easy Oreo Christmas Ornament Cookies

This holiday cookie treat may be more of a decorating hack than a recipe. Regardless, the cookies are cute and yummy!


  • Oreo Cookies (any flavor)
  • White Chocolate
  • Christmas sprinkles
  • Rolo Candies or Mini Reese’s


  • Melt white chocolate in microwave a couple of minutes at a time, stopping to stir regularly.
  • Once completely melted, use a fork to dunk Oreos into melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper and press a Rolo or Reese’s candy onto one side to represent the hook. Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles.
  • Repeat until all cookies are coated. Allow to firm up and serve.
decorate Rolo pretzels for a festive salty and sweet Christmas treat

Bonus: Christmas Rolo Pretzels

Lest you think this is my original recipe, let me correct you! The Rolo Pretzel classic is a staple not only on the Rolos website but the bag and throughout the Internet. If you have never tried this salty and sweet concoction, you are in for a real treat!


  • Rolos candy
  • Pretzel Snaps (squares)
  • White Candy Melts
  • Christmas sprinkles
dunk Rolo pretzels into candy melts
dunk Rolo pretzels into Christmas sprinkles
Christmas Rolo Pretzels set up on a baking tray


  • Preheat oven to 250º. Place a layer of pretzel snaps on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place one Rolo on each pretzel snap. Bake in oven until chocolate is melting and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and press another pretzel square on tops to make sandwiches.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, melt candy melts according to directions on package.
  • Dunk 1/3 of each sandwich into candy melts and then dunk into sprinkles.
  • Lay back on baking sheet to completely cool and allow melts to harden.

Hope you find that these recipes/ hacks save you time during these busy days!! I think anything we can do to slow down and enjoy the holidays is a bonus! Speaking of which, don’t miss my easy overnight blueberry French Toast recipe. This recipe not only saves time in the mornings but makes a thoughtful hostess gift at any gathering you may attend.

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