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Easy Ugly Sweater Cookies

Easy Ugly Sweater Cookies

Ugly sweater everything season! I'm calling it! These cute little treats are not actually ugly, but they are inspired by the ugly sweater phenomenon. If you are looking for last minute Christmas cookies these easy Ugly Sweater Cookies are perfect. They are made with store-bought sugar cookie dough and pretty pink icing! Let's (quickly) sleigh the holidays!

holding a tray of pink cookies

Will you be rockin' around the Christmas tree? Time to get some fun ideas in motion to seal the deal. This yummy treat will make your guests smile and they never have to know how little time and effort they really took! Love it!


These ugly sweater cookies could not be easier to maker! I chose the most simple ideas to decorate them to keep them truly fuss free and officially a holiday hack! Here are the simple things you will need to make them:

  • Store Bought Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Pink Cookie Icing
  • Sweater Cookie Cutter
  • Cute Sprinkles and Candy Decor

Here are the super simple steps in order to make these Christmas cookies. Get ready for yummy goodness with none of of the stress.

ingredients to make ugly sweater cookies

After you bake the store-bought cookie dough shaped into cute little sweaters, let them cool completely before icing.

Next, use pink cookie icing to neatly cover your sweater shaped sugar cookies and let the icing set for about 5 minutes.

pink frosted sweater cookies

Finally, all you need to do is take your favorite sprinkles and candy decorations to make your cookies as cute or funny as you want to. I've added easy links to some of the sprinkles and candies that I used to make mine. I totally love how they turned out! Hope you do, too! Can't wait to see your take on them! 

pink ugly sweater cookie on a plate


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holding a tray of pink cookies

Easy Ugly Sweater Cookies

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Easy Ugly Sweater Cookies Recipe for Christmas Parties. Add cute holiday sprinkles and candies.


  • Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough (16.5 oz)
  • ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tubes Pink Cookie Icing
  • Christmas Sprinkles + Candy Decor
  • Tools: Sweater Man Cookie Cutter


    Preheat oven to 325°F

    Knead cookie dough with all the purpose flour on a floured surface.

    Roll the dough out until the dough is about ¼" thick

    Use Sweater Shaped Cookie Cutter to make 8-10 cookies

    Place the cookies on a non-stick baking sheet

    Add your baking sheet to the freezer for 10 minutes or refrigerator for 15 minutes to help preserve shape.

    Bake for 8-11 minutes.

    Cool completely before icing.

    Cover cookies with pink cookie icing and let set for about 5 minutes.

    Add Christmas themed sprinkles and cute holiday candies to decorate.

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