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These easy New Year’s Cookies are a fun way to celebrate New Year’s Eve or day. Made with simple ingredients and dipped in candy and covered in confetti sprinkles.

This easy cookie recipe is a great way to celebrate the season. ​​We are all about sharing easy dessert recipes and these fun cookies are sure to please.

New Years Cookies

Why You Will Love This Recipe

These cookies are a fun way to celebrate the coming of the new year.

These festive sugar cookies are versatile and customizable for a new year’s eve party, or new year’s day brunch.

These treats are a great way to celebrate the season.

New Years Cookie Recipe

This is the perfect party cookie to bake as a gift idea for friends or neighbors or for a fun seasonal tea party.

New Years Cookie on plate

 

Ingredients for new year’s cookies

  • butter
  • sugar
  • flour
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • candy melts
  • sprinkles – gold, silver, white and black or any combination work well, You can also use edible glitter if it is available

New Years Cookie Recipe Ingredients

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • large bowl
  • hand or stand mixer
  • spoon
  • baking sheets
  • wire rack
  • piping bag and 1M piping tip
  • NOTE no cookie cutter is needed for this recipe. These cookies are piped onto the baking sheet,

How to Make New Years Cookies

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Combine butter, sugar, egg, and extract in a large bowl.
  2. Blend at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour and salt, and blend at low speed until flour mixture is well mixed. 
  3.  Fill the bag with cookie dough.
  4. Pipe cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake cookies for 5 to 8 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  6. Remove to a cookie rack and let cool.
  7. Melt candy melts in a small bowl and carefully dip the cookies into the black candy melts and place on a rack to dry. Sprinkle tops of the cookies with star sprinkles. 

cookies piped on parchment paper

baked cookies on rack

baked cookies dipped in candy melts

Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • Use softened butter for easy blending. Leave butter at room temperature for at least 15 minutes or place in the microwave for not more than a few seconds.
  • Make the sugar cookie dough ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. You can use it to quickly make this recipe, just let the dough soften before piping,

Variations, Notes, and Substitutions

  • You can substitute white chocolate chips for the candy melts and top with black confetti sprinkles for a cool black and white theme. 
  • Vanilla extract can be substituted with peppermint, rum, coconut, or any other flavor extract
  • If you have leftover candy melts, make some festive covered pretzels with the same sprinkles. This looks great on a dessert bar.

Serving and Storage Suggestions

  • Serve on a cookie plate or tiered tray. These also look great on a dessert bar.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container. I like to use freezer-safe plastic bags and then I have a meal that is ready to go,

More Fun New Year’s Cookie Recipes

Peanut Butter Cookies

Macaroons with Chocolate Glaze

Easy Almond Cookies

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New Years Cookies

These easy New Years Cookies are a fun way to celebrate New Year's. Made with simple ingredients and covered in festive confetti sprinkles.
Course Cookies, Dessert, Dessert Bars
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, new years, tea party food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 62kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room tempurature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup black candy melts
  • Gold Star sprinkles
  • Silver Star sprinkles
  • White confetti sprinkles
  • parchment paper

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Combine butter, sugar, egg and extract in a large mixing bowl.
  • Blend at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour and salt, and blend at low speed until well mixed. Divide and use food coloring by mixing in each color.
  • To make the cookies, insert a 1M tip into pastry bag. Fill bag with cookie dough. If it's hard to pipe add the 1 tablespoon water. Warming the piping bag with your hands will help to pipe out the cookies.
  • Pipe cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake cookies for 5 to 8 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  • Remove to a cookie rack and let cool.
  • Melt black candy melts in the microwave as directed. Carefully dip the cookies into the black candy melts and place on rack to dry. Sprinkle top of the cookie with star sprinkles.
  • Repeat for all cookies and let fully dry before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

I hope you enjoyed this new year’s eve cookies recipe. I also hope that your new year’s eve celebration is enjoyable, whether you are going to a party or watching the ball drop on TV like we plan to.

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Tamara

Thursday 30th of December 2021

These are GORGEOUS. This is exactly what I like in a party cookie. I sent Cassidy out for ingredients!