Dipped sugar cookie sticks are sweet, tasty, bite-sized snacks. Why not make a double batch and take half to a cookie exchange or the perfect cookies for Santa? Sprinkle decorated cookie sticks also make cute Christmas gifts for friends, neighbours and co-workers. You can customize these Christmas cookie sticks with any sprinkles, chopped nuts or even crushed candy.
Have you made sugar cookies before? Christmas cookie sticks are made with sugar cookie dough and then decorated to make them festive. Serve one or two of these with your coffee on Christmas morning.
I love how fun they are to decorate. You can go wild using different colours and shapes of sprinkles. Try white, dark or milk chocolate chips, as you prefer. Although national sugar cookie day is July 9, you’ll find dipped sugar cookie sticks perfect for the winter months too!
Chocolate Dipped Cookie Sticks Ingredients
If you prefer making easy cookies that don’t call for hundreds of ingredients, you’re in luck. Because these Christmas cookie sticks are super-quick and easy!
You’ll need butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, milk, and vanilla for the cookies. Then you need sprinkles and chocolate chips to decorate them. That’s all! Sugar cookies date back to Persia in the 7th century when sugar was cultivated for the first time on a large scale. These days they’re often found in bakeries during the festive season.
How to Make Them
Got all the ingredients ready and raring to go? Then it’s time to make your own chocolate dipped cookie sticks. First cream together the sugar and butter in one bowl and mix the baking powder and flour in another. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture gradually. Next you can mix in the vanilla and milk.
Chill the dough in the refrigerate for half an hour. Next you can cut it into strips to make the dipped sugar cookie sticks. They’d also work as circles or festive Christmas shapes like bells or baubles, but I love making sticks. They’re easier to dunk in homemade latte that way!
Freeze the strips of dough for a few minutes before cooking. This helps them hold their shape and not spread out during baking. Once baked and cooled, you can get to the most fun part – the decorating!
Melt the chocolate chips. You can either use a microwave or put the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. The microwave method is faster. Once the chocolate is melted, dip the cookie sticks in there. Then just add some sprinkles. That’s all – your sprinkle decorated cookie sticks are ready for eating, or a cookie exchange, or both!
7 Top Tips for Dipped Sugar Cookie Sticks
- Make sure the butter is at room temperature before you begin. That way it blends more easily with the sugar.
- Make sure you’re using parchment paper on the baking sheets, so the Christmas cookie sticks don’t, well, stick! You only want them stick-like in shape.
- Use real vanilla extract, not synthetic vanilla ‘essence’ – they’re a world apart in flavour and you want the authentic stuff for the best sprinkle decorated cookie sticks.
- Don’t omit the chilling in the refrigerator and later in the freezer. The chocolate dipped cookie sticks will only be cookie exchange worthy if they look good! Skip the chilling and they’re spread out while baking in the oven and not look as neat.
- Let them cool completely before melting the chocolate.
- Add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet so they stick. So make sure you have the sprinkles to hand as soon as you’re ready to dip the cookies. Once it’s dry, it’s dry. You could always add another coat though, I guess!
- Vary the type of sprinkles you use. I like to use round sprinkles, long ones, and I add red, white and green sprinkles to make them extra ‘Christmassy’. But get creative and use whatever you prefer. You can also use different kinds of chocolate on these.
Whether you dip these dipped sugar cookie sticks in homemade hot chocolate, a steaming hot latte or a cappuccino, you’re going to love the flavour. Sugar cookies are really simple, which makes them perfect for other recipes.
There are sugar cookie recipes with chocolate and sprinkles, ones with frosting or icing and other tasty treats made with sugar cookie dough.
Easy Dipped Sugar Cookie Sticks Recipe
Easy Dipped Sugar Cookie Sticks
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar.
- In another bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed butter.
- Add the milk and vanilla, mixing until combined.
- Divide the dough in half, and create two disks. Wrap the disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate about an hour.
- Roll each disk out on a floured surface. Using a knife, cut the dough into strips. Place the cookie sticks on the prepared baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, rotating after 6 minutes.
- Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. While the cookies cool, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Dip the completely cooled cookies in the chocolate and garnish with assorted sprinkles, chocolate, nuts or candy.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Once you know how to make these sprinkle decorated cookie sticks, you’ll want to make them all the time. They’re so quick and easy, and they’re sure to be everyone’s favourite at your next cookie exchange party!
If you are looking for other sugar cookies, you might also like these Christmas Chocolate Sugar Cookies and Buttercream Dip.