Here’s one thing that won’t max out your holiday budget: These eight holiday cookie recipes!
Each one can be made on a budget, and even if you’re rushing around wondering where you’ll find the time to bake cookies, these cookie recipes will still totally fit in your schedule!
Thanks to the use of premade ingredients you’ll save time, and a few smart ingredients will keep your savings high.
Ready to start baking? Read on for our favorite holiday cookie recipes made on a budget!
1. Fudge Puddles Cookies Recipe
Nothing says the holidays like sugar cookies! This recipe for Fudge Puddles Cookies starts with a sugar cookie mix to make life easier. The cookies are rolled in festive holiday sprinkles and topped off with a pool of fudge in the center. These fudge puddles make a beautiful addition to your holiday dessert table!
Makes 24 cookies
• 1 sugar cookie mix pouch (1 pound 1.5-ounce size)
• 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
• 1/2 cup butter, melted
• 1 egg
• 2/3 cup holiday sprinkles
• 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
• 1/4 cup heavy cream
Mix in some savings with a Betty Crocker coupon.
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large bowl mix together the cookie mix, flour, melted butter, and egg until a dough forms.
3. Place the sprinkles on a plate or shallow bowl.
4. Scoop out Tablespoons of dough and roll it into balls. Place each ball of dough into the sprinkles and roll until coated. Place cookie dough 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
5. Using the back of a teaspoon, make an indentation in the top of each cookie.
6. Bake for 8-9 minute or until cookies are lightly browned on the edges.
7. If the indentations have filled back in during the cooking process you can use the teaspoon to press them back into shape while the cookies are still warm.
8. Repeat the rolling and baking process with remaining cookie dough.
9. Heat the cream in the microwave for 30 seconds. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips and stir until all of the chocolate is melted and mixture is thoroughly combined. You may need to microwave the mixture in 5 second intervals if the chocolate does not fully melt.
10. Spoon approximately 1 teaspoon of chocolate into the center of each cookie.
11. Let the cookies stand for at least 30 minutes so that the fudge centers can firm up.
12. Store cookies for up to 3 days in a resealable container.
Source: Betty Crocker®
2. No-Roll Sugar Cookies
Pull out your Bisquick! Just use this pantry staple plus a bit of colored sugar and only four other ingredients and voila! You’ve got festively colored sugar cookies just waiting to be devoured.
Don’t forget to check for Bisquick® coupons before you make these bite-sized treats!
3. Triple Chocolate Cookie Balls
Cookie balls are way easier to make than they look, and these have just five ingredients.
4. Frosted Reindeer Cookies
Just shape a roll of refrigerated cookie dough into a triangular log; add mini pretzels, a gumdrop, and a few chocolate chips. Now you have an indulgence that almost looks too cute to eat!
Save on your package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough with Pillsbury® coupons!
5. Chocolate Fudge Cookies
You can’t get easier than these four-ingredient chocolate fudge cookies using cake mix. Easy and delicious.
Source: Betty Crocker
6. Two-Ingredient No-Bake Frosting Fudge
Frosting + chocolate chips + microwave = heaven in your mouth. What could be easier?
7. White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies
It’s hard to go wrong with these, plus they look as good as they taste. Try using a baking mat to ensure your cookies don’t burn on the bottom.
8. Gingerbread Cookies
I had to include these because they’re so beautiful and smell amazing. Time and money saver: Buy the cookie mix.
Baking gingerbread cookies is a fun way to make your whole home smell like Christmas! We’ve got even more easy ways to add the scent of the holidays to your home — why not try them all?Budget Bites / 8 Tasty Holiday Cookie Recipes Made on a Budget