his Christmas sugar cookie recipe is soft, chewy, and totally eye-catching. The red, white, and green marbled look makes them perfect to fill up your Christmas cookie boxes with and share with family and friends. The beautiful cookie recipe itself takes less than 30 minutes to make which is a perk in itself as well!
Since you’re here I know you will also love these no-spread gingerbread cookies, This Crumbl gingerbread cookie with cream cheese frosting, as well as this chocolate-coated marshmallow treat. These are easy recipes that you will enjoy this season as well!
These marbled sugar cookies are a fun way to enjoy a delicious cookie and get in the Christmas mood at the same time. They are soft, chewy, and delicious while looking the way they do! You really can’t go wrong with that! Usually, Cutout cookies are the most popular around Christmas time but at my house, it’s these for sure!
We use different colors to get the cookies to have that marbled look and instead of going for random colors, you will be using red and green which to me screams holidays!
This marbled Christmas sugar cookie recipe is the best Christmas treat ever!
The good news is that you can make these cookies with your little ones as well and create new memories together while having a great time in the kitchen. They can help you create that marble effect by squishing the little dough pieces together to create their own art piece. This way you’ll get some help this holiday season and they get a fun activity for the holidays.
At the end, you can serve the cookies with a nice cup of skim milk (or whole milk)
What makes these Christmas-marbled sugar cookies so special?
- This sugar cookie recipe is soft and chewy thanks to our favorite secret ingredient!
- It is such a fun Christmas recipe to make with children.
- The marbled effect makes these so beautiful to look at.
- They can be made in less than 30 minutes.
- The color combination will look absolutely stunning in a Christmas cookie box!
Ingredients for this marble sugar cookies
To make this Christmas sugar cookie recipe you will need the following ingredients:
- butter- Softened butter is what you will need for this recipe.
- Granulated sugar– The white sugar makes the cookies soft and chewy.
- Brown sugar– Brown sugar is the secret ingredient to make these sugar cookies extra soft. It also gives them a depth of flavor.
- Egg white- The egg white is our binding agent.
- Vanilla- Can’t have a vanilla sugar cookie without the vanilla. You can also add a little extra almond extract for a super fetive cookie.
- Flour- All-purpose flour works great for this recipe.
- Baking soda- baking soda will give these cookies a bit of height.
- Salt– The salt will help balance out the sweetness of these cookies.
- Red and Green food coloring– For the red, we use “red-red” and for the green, we use “moss green” by Wilton.
Why use gel food colouring in sugar cookies?
Gel food coloring is the best option when it comes to coloring your cookie dough because it won’t affect the texture as much as liquid food coloring would.
I used about ⅛ teaspoon of each color but you can play around and see which one works best for you.
How to make Christmas marbled soft sugar cookies
This is how you can make this easy recipe for the holidays. Sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Cream the butter and sugars together in a large bowl.
- Mix in the vanilla extract and the egg white.
- Add in the Flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until soft dough forms and the flour mixture disappears.
- Divide the sugar cookie dough into 3 equally sized balls and place in separate small bowls.
- Dye one red, and one green, and leave the third one as is.
- Scoop a teaspoon of cookie dough from each bowl and gently press the dough pieces together to create a random pattern.
- Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake.
- Let the cookies cool down for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool down fully.
This recipe can be made with a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, with an electric mixer (hand mixer), or even by hand.
FAQ- Frequently asked questions
Should I roll my sugar cookies in sugar?
Honestly, this is a preference, especially regarding these marbled sugar cookies. Some people might want the color to be vibrant and not diluted by the sugar coating and others might want the sugar coating.
Below I attached a photo of these marbled red white and green cookies without the sugar coating and with the sugar coating for you to decide which one you prefer.
How to freeze Christmas sugar cookies?
To freeze these Christmas cookies, prepare the cookie dough as directed, then scoop individual cookie dough balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze. Once they are completely frozen, transfer them to an airtight container and place them back in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Whenever you are ready to bake them, pop them in the oven and bake them for an extra minute or two.
Tips for the softest sugar cookies
When you are making this Christmas sugar cookie recipe, there are a few tips that will ensure that your cookies turn out amazing!
- When you are coloring your red and green cookie dough, either wear gloves or wash your hands very well between each color. You don’t want to mix the green and red together.
- Avoid over-mixing your cookie dough. Hear me out! We want soft and chewy cookies, so the less with mix the cookie dough the softer they will be.
- Don’t overbake these cookies. Overbaked cookies tend to be harder and not as soft and chewy. So make sure to only bake these cookies for 7 minutes.
How long to store Christmas sugar cookies?
These Christmas sugar cookies can be made in advance and shared with friends and family. They store very well and stay chewy long after you make them.
Place your baked sugar cookies in an airtight container and store them at room temperature for 3 days or in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Christmas sugar cookies recipe
Marbled Christmas super cookie recipe
- First, start by preheating your oven to 350F, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat then set aside.
- In a stand mixer, start by creaming the butter with the granulated sugar and the brown sugar using a paddle attachment until the mixture is light and creamy .Add in the egg white and the vanilla and mix again for 30 seconds or until fully incorporated.
- Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix just until the flour disappears. Divide the cookie dough into three equally sized balls and place each one is a separate bowl. Dye one red, one green, and leave the third one as is.
- Scoop out one teaspoon of cookie dough from each bowl, You now have two options, you can either put those three balls together and roll them gently to get a simple design or you can split each 1 teaspoon of cookie dough into two and randomly place them on each other before rolling them gently to create a more elaborate design. After rolling all the cookies, bake them at 350F for 7 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the cookie rack for 5 minute before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Enjoy with a tall glass of milk or serve these cookie on a festive plate for Santa!
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