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These Holiday Sugar Cookies have just 2 ingredients and are perfect for ANY holiday – including the 4th of July. Make them with any color sprinkles for Christmas, Halloween, Easter or any occasion.

Stack of 6 sugar cookies alternating blue and red

Easy Holiday Sugar Cookies

These are seriously easy cookies and perfect for ANY holiday or occasion! With only 2 ingredients you can have these cookies in your belly in under 30 minutes! They freeze great and everyone LOVES them.

  • Christmas
  • 4th of July
  • Easter
  • Halloween
  • Valentine’s Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day

Even birthdays or graduations – these cookies are so easy no one will know they’re semi-homemade.

2 Ingredient Sugar Cookies

  • Sugar Cookie Dough: Use prepared cookie dough to make these super easy. I like the bake-and-break kind because it’s even easier! Or make homemade sugar cookies!
  • Colored Sugar: Also called sanding sugar, this is sold in the baking aisle of grocery stores and craft stores. The grocery will have basic colors; for more creative colored sugars check out stores like Michael’s or Amazon.

How to make Semi-Homemade Sugar Cookies

  1. Place sugar(s) in a bowl.
  2. Break apart cookie dough.
  3. Roll each cookie dough ball in colored sugar. Place on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake until light golden.


  • Christmas: Red and Green
  • Halloween: Black, Orange, Lime Green and Purple
  • Valentines: Pink and Red
  • 4th of July: Blue and Red
  • St. Patrick’s Day: Green or rainbow colors
  • Easter Cookies: Pastel colors!
Overhead shot of blue and red sugar cookies on a plate next to a small dish of blue and red sprinkles


Can you freeze sugar cookies?

These freeze great – store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How do you know when sugar cookies are done baking?

Cookies are done baking when they lose their glossy sheen and are a very light golden around the edges.

Stack of 6 sugar cookies alternating blue and red

2 Ingredient Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe

5 from 3 votes
This 2-ingredient holiday sugar cookie recipe will give you two dozen sugar cookies in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 24 cookies
Serving Size 1 cookie


  • 1 24 count package ready to bake sugar cookie dough
  • ½ cup sanding sugar any color
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Place sugar(s) in a small bowl.
  • Break apart cookie dough pieces and roll each in sprinkles.
  • Place 2-inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 12-16 minutes, or until light golden around the edges and no longer glossy.
  • Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet before removing. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

• Use any brand of cookie dough – I prefer using the kind this is break apart (not the roll).
• Use any flavor cookie dough – sugar and chocolate chip are pictured but any flavor works.
• Use any color sugar!

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

Make 2 ingredient Sugar Cookies for any holiday with colored sugar and cookie dough! This easy cookie recipe is perfect for 4th of July with red and blue sugar or make them for Halloween, Christmas or Easter!

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Last Updated on May 26, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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