Sparkly Ornament Christmas Cookies Recipe

These colorful, glittery ornaments are easy to make and will brighten any tree.

By Meaghan Mountford from
Sparkly Ornament Christmas Cookies RecipePhoto copyright © Meaghan Mountford


  • Size “5” decorating tip for each color
  • Rubber band for each color
  • Sanding sugar or fine sprinkles, white or to match each color
  • Drinking straw
  • Ribbon

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Prepare dough and frosting according to the recipes. Cut out circle cookies. Before baking, make a hole at the top of the circle with a drinking straw. Bake according to recipe and let cool.

  • 2

    Follow the Basic Decorating Instructions to tint frosting with preferred colors and prepare frosting bags with size “5” decorating tips. Outline circles with frosting and let set about 15 minutes, making sure to outline around the hole. Pipe to fill the circle with frosting and immediately and generously sprinkle coordinating color of sanding sugar to completely coat circle. Shake off excess, let dry overnight and hang with ribbon.

8 Decorated Christmas Cookies
Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
Basic Frosting
Basic Decorating Instructions

Recipes and photos by Meaghan Mountford, author of Cookie Sensations and editor of Craft Gossip.

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