9 Christmas Sprinkles You Need in Your Holiday Baking Stash

Sure, you could use regular ol' sprinkles for decorating your Christmas cookies. You could also wow your family and friends with cheerful Christmas sprinkles!

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crushed candy canes
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Crushed Candy Canes

You can use crushed candy canes to sprinkle on top of a bowl of peppermint ice cream, add crunch to the edge of mint whoopie pies or put the finishing touch on a mug of hot cocoa.

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Snowflake sprinkles
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Sweet Snowflakes

You can have a white Christmas whether it’s snowing or not! These pearlized snowflake sprinkles would look perfect on a batch of Frozen-themed cakes, cookies or cupcakes.

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Wilton White Sparkling Sugar, 8 oz.
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White Sparkling Sugar

We can’t wait to add a subtle shimmer to all the holiday classics with this white sparkling sugar. You can use it to decorate candied orange peels, or as the perfect addition to a simple Amish Sugar Cookie. Who needs frosting?

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Noel sprinkle mix
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Noel Mix

Throw subtlety out the window and go all-out with these Christmas sprinkles and nonpareils. You’ll get two pounds of red and white sprinkles to make your holiday cookies stand out, along with a few snowflakes to break up the color here and there.

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Christmas Sprinkles Red and Green Trees
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Red and Green Christmas Trees

Would it be going overboard if you decorated a Christmas tree-shaped cookie with red and green Christmas tree sprinkles? I think not! You only get to celebrate the holidays once a year, so go for it!

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Pepper Creek Farms Sprinkles, Red and White Candy Cane, 4.2 Ounce
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Candy Canes

These teeny, tiny candy cane sprinkles are a sure-fire way to get you in the holiday mood. The attention to detail on these sprinkles is unreal, and they would look amazing on top of any decorated Christmas cookies.

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24 oz Blizzard Sprinkles and Quins Mix
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Blizzard Sprinkles

Brr! It might be cold outside, but there’s something beautiful about winter colors. You can capture the spirit of cold weather while baking with these blizzard sprinkles. The combination of blue, purple and white will make you feel like you stepped out into a snow day!

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Winter Wonderland Sprinkle Mix

Can’t decide what kind of holiday sprinkles you’d like to use this year? This winter wonderland package includes red and white trees, blue and white snowflakes, colorful winter berries and ice crystal dusting sugar. Something for every cookie!

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sprinkle pop winter wonderland
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Winter Wonderland

If going overboard isn’t your thing, keep the decorating simple and classy with this wintry mix. They’re a great way to add some flair to a simple white velvet cutout cookie without committing to any specific holiday.

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Lindsay D. Mattison
Lindsay has been writing for digital publications for seven years and has 10 years of experience working as a professional chef. She became a full-time food writer at Taste of Home in 2023, although she’s been a regular contributor since 2017. Throughout her career, Lindsay has been a freelance writer and recipe developer for multiple publications, including Wide Open Media, Tasting Table, Mashed and SkinnyMs. Lindsay is an accomplished product tester and spent six years as a freelance product tester at Reviewed (part of the USA Today network). She has tested everything from cooking gadgets to knives, cookware sets, meat thermometers, pizza ovens and more than 60 grills (including charcoal, gas, kamado, smoker and pellet grills). Lindsay still cooks professionally for pop-up events, especially when she can highlight local, seasonal ingredients. As a writer, Lindsay loves sharing her skills and experience with home cooks. She aspires to motivate others to gain confidence in the kitchen. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her cooking with fresh produce from the farmers market or planning a trip to discover the best new restaurants.