Make Easy Sugar Plum Christmas Cookies for Santa!

I am seriously in love with these sugar plum Christmas cookies for Santa. They’re easy, fun and frankly, Santa is going to LOVE the way they taste. They’re pretty much my favorite way to make kid-made sugar cookies for Christmas.

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Make these easy sugar plum Christmas cookies for Santa and bring a smile to his chubby cheeks!

Sugar Plum Christmas Cookies

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are loving the fact that the kiddo is interested in learning about the kitchen and how to make things like cookies and cupcakes. I’m particularly jazzed that my little mini-me is interested in making cookies for Santa. It’s a great tradition that I’m excited to start.


And these sugar plum Christmas cookies are so easy that the kiddo had a blast helping me make each one special and unique. If you’re ready to make some awesome holiday cookies, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Make Christmas Cookies for Santa

  • I feel like it needs to be said for whoever needs to hear it (which is probably me), but you need to take the cookies out of the oven BEFORE they start to brown on the edges. For these cookies, that’s going to turn them into a not-fun color. But also they won’t be as chewy. So, pull them out early.
  • Use gel food coloring to get the colors as bright as possible without having to use a ton of coloring. I love it. Makes the colors so much more vivid and doesn’t ruin the dough. This is the set I like to use.
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How Do I Make this Make Sugar Plum Christmas Cookies

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 24

Sugar Plum Christmas Cookies for Santa

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If you're planning to make cookies for Santa, these easy sugar plum Christmas cookies are perfect because the kids can help make them--and they taste amazing!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 1 box of White cake mix
1/3 C vegetable oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • Pink and purple gel food coloring

  • 1 container of white sanding sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cake mix, vegetable oil, and 2 eggs with a mixer.
  3. Separate the batter into three bowls.
  4. Add the purple food coloring into one bowl of dough and combine.
  5. Add pink food coloring into the second bowl of dough and combine.
  6. Leave the third bowl uncolored.
  7. With about 1 TSP of each color dough, form dough into balls.
  8. Place the sanding sugar into a small bowl.
  9. Roll each cookie dough ball in the sanding sugar.
  10. Place the cookie dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  11. Press each cookie dough ball into a flat disk.
  12. Bake the cookies for 7 to 8 minutes.
  13. Allow cookies to cool completely.
  14. Enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make sugar plum sparkle cookies


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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