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Smashed Sugar Cookies

Smashed Sugar Cookies will get you into the bright and cheerful baking spirit of the holiday season. Make these sugar cookies and have your little helpers roll them in colorful sprinkles and then "smash" them with a glass. Everyone will be reaching for the cookie jar. Have fun and dig in before Santa does!
Servings 24 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
chill time 30 minutes 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • cup all-purpose flour (180g)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter (170g)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar (150g)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract (optional)


  • sprinkles/jimmies
  • red and green colored sugar


  • Combine the flour, baking powder, sea salt and set aside
  • In a medium bowl of a stand mixer add the butter and sugar.
  • Mix on medium for 2 minutes, scrape bowl. The mixture should be fluffy.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and optional almond extract and mix on medium
  • Add the flour mixture and mix on low for 1 minute, scrape the bowl, and mix on medium for another minute.
  • Use a medium (1 1/2tbsp) cookie scoop and form the dough into balls.
  • Roll each ball in the sprinkles or colored sugar and place about 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Chill the dough balls for 30 minutes.
  • preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) while the dough is chilling.
  • Remove the cookies from the refrigerator and use a flat bottom glass to smash the cookies until they are 1/3 of an inch thick. The glass bottom should be about 3 inches in diameter. If the cookies stick to the glass dip the glass in flour.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 9 - 11 minutes or until the centers are set and the edges a very light golden color.
  • Cool in the pan for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  • Store in an airtight container for 1 week at room temperature or freeze for up to two months.


Calories: 108kcal
Course: cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, easy sugar cookie, kids cookie recipe, sugar cookies


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg