These delightful mini sugar cookie bites are an ideal choice for those seeking charming and petite confections! Their tender and chewy texture, coupled with a simply irresistible taste, makes them a wonderful treat.
These charming sugar cookie bites are superb for gatherings or celebrations. Offering a slight crunch on the exterior and a wonderfully soft center, they are undeniably tempting.
I’m thrilled to introduce these scrumptious sugar cookie bites to you.
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We’re no strangers to cookie bites in this household. Our repertoire includes regulars like chocolate chip cookie bites and their peanut butter counterparts, which have become staples for snacks, gatherings, baby showers, or simply as a convenient treat to store in the freezer.
Lately, I’ve been envisioning the ideal sugar cookie bite. I imagine it with the same softness and delightful texture as my go-to sugar cookies.
Another key aspect for these bites is their ability to be decorated for parties. They need to embody effortless charm – the kind of charm that anyone can achieve. It’s all about quick and easy appeal here, without the need for professional cake decorating skills.
Indulge in the delightful charm of bite-sized Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites, a true melt-in-your-mouth treat! Adorned with luscious buttercream frosting, these mini cookies are an ideal choice for Santa’s snack on Christmas Eve. They’re so irresistible, your guests won’t be able to stop at just one!
For those who adore sugar cookies, this Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites recipe is a must-try, set to impress with its remarkable flavor. This guide will show you how to craft exquisite cookie dough and frosting from the ground up, using basic yet effective ingredients like all-purpose flour, butter, and vanilla extract. Get ready to experience some of the most delicious mini cookies ever!
“Reasons to Adore the Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe”
1. You’ll find these sugar cookie bites irresistibly delicious, challenging you to stop at just one!
2. Simple and straightforward, the Christmas Sugar Cookie Bites recipe is perfect for bakers of all levels, requiring minimal effort and expertise.
3. Ideal for holiday celebrations, these cookie bites are a delightful treat for gatherings with family and friends throughout the festive season.
My eldest child isn’t a fan of chocolate, which is surprising to me – it’s hard to believe someone wouldn’t enjoy chocolate chip pudding cookies, striped delight, or any form of chocolate, really. This preference shapes our holiday treats; we often indulge in cut-out sugar cookies, cranberry orange muffins, and cherry cheesecake cookies. As for me, I treat myself to hot chocolate cupcakes.
A recent addition to our family’s favorites is these sugar cookie bites. They’re a twist on my preferred cream cheese sugar cookie recipe. Instead of the usual frosting and decorations, we bake them with sprinkles and leave out the frosting. However, for those who love icing, you can certainly add some sugar cookie icing before the sprinkles.
I must admit, these cookies are quite addictive. They’ve quickly become my toddler’s new favorite!
Reasons to Adore This Recipe:
Absolute Cuteness: The sight of these sugar cookie bites on a baking sheet is enchanting! They’re not just delicious, but also irresistibly charming.
Simplicity in Preparation: Forget the hassle of crafting large cookies. With this recipe, you create delightful mini cookies, simply cut and ready for sprinkling before baking. No complex frosting or decoration needed.
Delightful Softness: The secret ingredient? Cream cheese! It ensures each cookie remains soft and fluffy, epitomizing the ideal sugar cookie texture.
Endless Creativity: Tailor these treats to any event or celebration by varying the colors of the sprinkles. From gender reveals with pink and blue to spooky Halloween themes with orange and black, the possibilities are limitless!
Ingredients and Preparation Notes
Butter: Use unsalted butter. Allow it to soften by leaving it out for about an hour before you start baking. The butter should be soft but not melted.
Cream Cheese: Ensure the cream cheese is also softened for smooth blending with the butter. It’s best to remove both the butter and cream cheese from the refrigerator about an hour before baking to reach room temperature.
Additionally, you will need a square cookie cutter, either miniature or regular size, and a pizza cutter. These are used for cutting the sugar cookie dough into small, bite-sized pieces. A set that includes both a regular and a mini square cookie cutter would be ideal.
Professional Baking Advice
Handle only half the dough at once to maintain its chill and prevent it from becoming overly soft.
If the dough softens excessively during the cookie-cutting process, refrigerate the cut cookies for 5-10 minutes before baking.
Consider acquiring a mini square cookie cutter for convenience. This tool simplifies the process by allowing you to directly cut and place the cookies on the baking sheet, rather than cutting a large square and dividing it into four.
Gently press the sprinkles into the dough after applying them. This ensures better adherence during baking.
Avoid overcooking the cookies. They might feel soft when the baking time ends, but they will firm up on the baking sheet.
For optimal freshness, store the cookies in a sealed bag and consume within five days, or freeze them.
Ensure sprinkles fall onto parchment paper rather than the baking sheet. Sprinkles on the baking sheet can burn, creating unpleasant odors and difficult-to-clean residue.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sugar Cookie Bites
Can Sugar Cookie Bites be Frozen?
Absolutely! Sugar cookie bites are excellent for freezing. You have the option to freeze the dough before baking, or freeze the already baked cookie bites. To store them, use an airtight, freezer-safe container, like a plastic zipper bag, ensuring all air is expelled. They remain good for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply remove them from the bag and allow them to thaw.
What’s the Ideal Thickness for Sugar Cookie Bites?
I find that rolling the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness is ideal for creating sugar cookie bites that are pleasantly soft. Rolling the dough any thinner may cause them to bake too quickly and result in a crispier texture than desired.
How Many Bites Does the Recipe Yield?
The yield of sugar cookie bites from this recipe varies based on the size of your cookie cutter. Using a small, mini cutter, you can fill an entire baking sheet with tiny sugar cookie bites. If you opt for a larger cutter, you might need several baking sheets to accommodate them all.
Holiday-Inspired Sweets In search of festive confections to adorn your Yuletide dessert platter? These delightful options are sure to impress:
White Chocolate Cranberry Delights: A scrumptious fusion of white chocolate cranberry and macadamia nut cookies – irresistibly delicious!
Elegant Gingerbread Cupcakes: Offering a refined taste that’s a hit with grown-ups!
Sugar Cookie-Inspired White Chocolate Fudge: This simple-to-make fudge boasts the classic flavor of sugar cookies!
Festive Oreo Truffles: Elevate these beloved treats with some seasonal sprinkles for a delightful mouthful!
Christmas Tree Brownies: Give ordinary boxed brownies a merry twist with this tasty recipe!
- 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- Holiday-themed sprinkles
- Begin by creaming the butter and cream cheese together using a hand or stand mixer.
- Into the butter and cream cheese blend, incorporate the sugar, salt, egg, and vanilla extract. Continue mixing until well combined.
- Gradually add in the flour and baking powder, ensuring the mixture is thoroughly combined.
- Split the dough in half. Wrap each portion in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
- After chilling the dough, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Prepare your baking sheets by lining them with parchment paper. Lightly flour your working surface and the dough.
- Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Use a square cookie cutter for shaping, and then slice each square into four equal parts using a pizza cutter.
- Decorate the dough pieces with holiday sprinkles, then arrange them on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 8-9 minutes, or until the bottoms begin to brown slightly. Avoid overbaking.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack for complete cooling.
- Serve the cookies in a bowl or on a platter. Enjoy your homemade holiday treats!