Christmas Funfetti Crumbl Cookies
Blow everyone’s minds at the cookie exchange this year when you show up with a batch of homemade Christmas Funfetti Crumbl Cookies! When you finally convince your friends that they’re actually homemade and not from their favorite chain bakery, be ready to share this recipe. These impossibly soft, sweetly frosted, and festively sprinkled copycat cookies are a Christmas dream come true.
Christmas Funfetti Crumbl Cookies
I’m breaking a sweat over here. Why, you ask? Because it’s officially December, which means I’m a baking machine in the kitchen right now! I feel like I barely took a breath after Thanksgiving and it’s already time to start prepping for all those neighborhood cookie exchanges and potlucks with friends. While I’m grateful for this time of year and having an excuse to eat all my favorite sugary treats, I sometimes hit a wall – what can I make this year that’s different and fun?
While I do love traditional Christmas cookies like Sugar Cookies and Spritz Cookies, I’m a sucker for breaking tradition from time to time. After all, nothing’s quite as fun as hearing a chorus of “oohs” and “ahhs” when you show up to an event with something different than what everyone else has. That’s where these Crumbl copycat cookies come in! They’re wonderfully festive with red and green Christmas colors, so they’re absolutely perfect for any fun festivities you have lined up this month.
Let’s talk about Crumbl, shall we? I feel like ever since they popped up on the internet last year, those gigantic frosted cookies have been all the rage! You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love those cookies. Instead of waiting in that always long line and paying for a batch of their cookies, cut the price in half and make them in your own kitchen with this fool-proof recipe. Trust me – this homemade recipe yields cookies that are pretty darn identical to Crumbl’s signature soft cookies!
How to Make Crumbl Cookies
Make the dough. In a large bowl cream together the butter and both sugars until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until just combined. Keep in mind that the dough will be very crumbly.
Make it colorful! Add the sprinkles and stir into the dough. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and form each portion into a ball. Just until it comes together. Next, press the sprinkles all over the top and sides of the cookies.
Chill. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Bake. While the dough chills, preheat the oven to 375°F. Bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes. You want the edges to just be golden brown, as we want the cookies to stay chewy!
Cool. Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
Make the famous frosting! While the cookies cool, make the buttercream for topping. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer whip the butter until fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar and beat to combine. Add a splash of milk or coffee creamer if the buttercream is too thick.
Enjoy! Pipe the buttercream around the top of the cookies, then top with sprinkles. Serve, and enjoy!
How long will these copycat Christmas Crumbl cookies stay fresh?
In an airtight container at room temperature, these cookies will stay fresh for about 2 to 3 days. To elongate that time a bit more, keep the cookies in an airtight container in the fridge, where they’ll stay fresh for up to 5 days.
Can I change the color of the frosting?
Yes! While I prefer keeping the frosting white so the green and red sprinkles pop even more, you can add a few drops of red or green food dry to the frosting to create an even more festive color.
Here are a few more Christmas cookies to leave out for Santa!
Get the Recipe: Christmas Funfetti Crumbl Cookies
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon holiday sprinkles
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- Holiday sprinkles
- baking sheet
- In a large bowl cream together the butter and both sugars until fluffy.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Add in the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Mix until just combined.
- The dough will be very crumbly.
- Add the sprinkles and stir into the dough.
- Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and form each portion into a ball. Just until it comes together.
- Next press the sprinkles all over the top and sides of the cookies.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes you want the edges to just be golden brown, we want the cookies to stay chewy.
- Cool 5 minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile make the buttercream for topping.
- Using a hand mixer or stand mixer whip the butter until fluffy.
- Add in the powdered sugar and beat to combine.
- Add a splash of milk or coffee creamer if the buttercream is too thick.
- Pipe the buttercream around the top of the cookies.
- Top with sprinkles.