I have many that are favorites and this has just made the list.
This may easily be considered an easy cookie because it starts with a Cake Mix.
Christmas Butter Cookies
Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Sheet Pans lined with Parchment Paper.
A 1 1/2" Cookie Scoop
8 TBS Butter, room temperature
8 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 Large Egg
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
1/2 tsp Orange Extract
1 White Cake Mix ( I only use Duncan Hines)
1/2 C Christmas Sprinkles, divided.
1/2 C Confectioner's Sugar
In a Large Mixing Bowl with a hand Mixer:
Beat until Creamy Smooth.
Beat just until well combined.
Fold in with a Silicone Spatula:
1/4 C Christmas Sprinkles
Cover with Plastic Wrap.
Refrigerate for 1 hour. ( it can remain refrigerated up to 24 hours. ( the longer it's refrigerated, it's firmer and easier to work with.)
In two separate bowl:
1 for the remaining Sprinkles.
1 for the Confectioner's Sugar.
Use the Cookie Scoop, form a ball by hand.
Sprinkle with some of the remaining Sprinkle.
Roll in the remaining Confectioner's Sugar.
Place them on Sheet Pans 2" apart.
Bake 10 minutes.
Remove Pan to a Rack to cool for 5 minutes.
Transfer Cookies to the Rack to Cool Completely.
Peace in the Kitchen!