Decorating Ornament Sugar Cookies

Adorable Ornament Sugar Cookies

 Looking for a new way to decorate your sugar cookies this Christmas?  Try decorating ornament sugar cookies using Rolos, M&M’s and some frosting!  All you need is a simple circle cookie cutter to get started!

Ornament Sugar Cookies

Roll out your dough between pieces of parchment! I do this will all my pies 🙂  It’s a great trick because you don’t have to add a bunch of flour and it also makes the clean up so easy!

Just peel it away when the dough is about 1/4 of an inch and use your cookie cutters to cut out your shapes!

Bake and let cool!

how to roll out dough with no mess

Three simple steps to cute Ornament Cookies: Frost, Rolo, M&M.  Done!

How to decorate Ornament Sugar Cookies

I did this same decoration on top of cupcakes last year and they were just so adorable I had to do them on cookies this year!

Decorating Ornamant Sugar Cookies

Decorating Ornamant Sugar Cookies


3 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 C. butter, softened
1/4 C. Crisco shortening
1 C. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
(optional flavor options: lemon zest, orange zest, rum extract, almond extract)
Ornament Decorations:
Rolos (The bags have individually wrapped ones but the "sticks" are unwrapped in side)
Mini M&M's or an small candy!


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with parchment paper.
2. Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
3. In a stand mixer, beat butter, Crisco shortening and sugar together for 2 minutes. Add egg, rum extract, vanilla extract and sour cream and beat until combined.
4. Add flour mixture and stir only until combined.
6. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface. I rolled mine out to about 1/4 of an inch but you can make yours as thick or thin as you like! (The thicker the cookie the more time in the oven and the thinner the less time.) Cut out using desired shape and place on cookie sheets.
7. Bake for 7-10 minutes depending on how soft you like your cookies!
8. Let cool.
9. To decorate like ornaments: Frost cookies with your desired color and flavor of frosting. Top with a Rolo (wrapped or unwrapped and Reese's Cups work too!). And use mini M&M's to make stripes and designs. Ta-dah! So fun and easy!

Did you see my cute Rudolph Cookies from yesterday?

Rudolph Reindeer Cookies

11 thoughts on “Decorating Ornament Sugar Cookies

  1. 1

    I’ve heard nothing but excellent things about Pamela’s line of products and I’m sure these are no exception. The cookies are gorgeous! I wish I had your decorating skills! Pinned.

  2. 2
    Maile says:

    Is there some trick to frosting them so perfectly?

  3. 3

    These are so adorable! Love the parchment paper trick too, I’m going to have to try that one!!

  4. 4

    What gorgeous cookies! Can’t wait to bake with my kids this week!

  5. 5

    We adore Pamela’s products in our house, particularly the pancake mixes! These are the pretties holiday cookies.

  6. 6
    Alida says:

    These are so fun and beautiful!!

  7. 7
    Meesh says:

    Will this dough freeze or refridgerate well? I’d like to make a bunch of dough ahead so that my nieces can do the fun part the next day…. the decorating!

  8. 8
    Johana says:

    Hello! How many cookies does it yield?

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