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Christmas Swirl Sprinkle Cookies | A gluten free Christmas cookie recipe for red and green swirled sugar cookies covered in sprinkles!
5 from 2 votes

Christmas Swirl Sprinkle Cookies

Santa will love these Christmas cookies. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 30 servings
Calories 177 kcal
Author London


  • 1 c. butter softened
  • 1 c. sugar white
  • 2 c. white rice flour
  • 1 c. tapioca starch
  • 1 ½ t. xanthan gum
  • Or 3 c. all purpose flour instead of the above 3 ingredients
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 ½ t. baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ t. vanilla extract
  • ½ t. almond extract
  • 1 container rainbow sprinkles
  • Red and Green food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, starch, gum, salt and baking powder. Slowly add in half of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar.
  4. Once half is added, add in egg and extracts. Continue adding in the remaining of the dry ingredients until well combined.
  5. Divide dough in half. Add enough red and green food coloring to each batch until desired color is reached. (I used about ½ bottle of each.)
  6. Roll each color of dough on a piece of wax/parchment paper into an 8 inch by 12 inch rectangle.
  7. Once each rectangle is made, layer one on top of the other and push slightly into each other. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from refrigerator and begin rolling (hot dog style) with the long side. (As if you’re rolling to make cinnamon rolls). Roll log in the container or rainbow sprinkles, coating all sides of the log. Refrigerate for at least 2 more hours.
  9. When ready to bake, slice log into 30 equal slices. Place 15 on a cookie sheet (they do not really spread) and bake for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Swirl Sprinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.