New Year’s Eve Dessert Cookies

I recently asked my friends about desserts for New Year’s eve. That’s what inspired this butter cookie recipe. Of course the peanut gallery of my friends overwhelmingly said alcohol was the dessert of choice for New Years. Vodka, rum and whiskey were overwhelmingly popular. Sorry friends, this year we’re making cookies and chocolate ganache tartlets!

New Year's Eve Dessert Cookies. Check out this simple and elegant New Year's Eve dessert cookie recipe with easy chocolate glaze!

The best simple butter cookie recipe with only 3 ingredients. To this, I’ve also added a wicked easy chocolate glaze and gold and white sprinkles to to snaz the cookies up for New Year’s eve!


I’m getting older and to tell you the truth, we haven’t really stayed up until midnight on New Year’s eve for some time. Maybe a few times over the past 10 years or so have we actually stayed up until midnight to watch the ball drop in NYC on TV. Maybe this year we’ll stay up and celebrate a little bit. So, why not make a nice New Year’s eve dessert, and a simple dessert recipe at that?

3 Ingredient Butter Cookies for New Year's Eve Dessert

New Year’s Eve Cookie Recipe

If you have these 3 ingredients, you can make these cookies! Powdered sugar, flour, butter. That’s it! If you have water and cocoa powder, you can also make the chocolate glaze! Grab some gold and white sprinkles and voila – you have awesome New Year’s Eve cookies!

Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • 2 cups flour

Directions


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • With your mixer, cream together butter and powdered sugar
  • Add flour 1/2 cup at a time. Wipe the sides of the bowl once after all flour has been added
  • Mix, mix, mix – a few dough balls will thump around in your mixer. Once this happens, stop the mixer, remove the dough and form it with your hands into a large ball.
  • Treat your surface and roller with powdered sugar, roll cookie dough into 1/4 inch thick slab(s); cut with cookie cutters.
  • Place on parchment and bake for 15-17 minutes – watch carefully as each oven differs! Remove as soon as the edges show a hint of golden brown
  • Cool for 3 minutes, move to cooling rack to finish cooling
  • Add optional glaze and sprinkles (see glaze recipe)
  • Store in airtight container for up to a week

Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs + 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbs + tsp water (+ up to 1 more tbs)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Stir powdered sugar and cocoa powder together in a small bowl
  • Mix in 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of water and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add water, up to 1 more tablespoon until you have the perfect consistency for dipping the cookies
  • Dip cookies half way and allow excess to drip off; sprinkle gold and white sprinkles onto the glaze
  • Place cookies on a cookie rack (over paper towels), allowing the chocolate glaze to set



New Year's Eve Butter Cookies with Chocolate Glaze

Easy butter cookies and chocolate glaze recipe.

30 minPrep Time

17 minCook Time

47 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
2 cups flour
Chocolate Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbs + 1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tbs + tsp water (+ up to 1 more tbs)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • With your mixer, cream together butter and powdered sugar
  • Add flour 1/2 cup at a time. Wipe the sides of the bowl once after all flour has been added
  • Mix, mix, mix - a few dough balls will thump around in your mixer. Once this happens, stop the mixer, remove the dough and form it with your hands into a large ball.
  • Treat your surface and roller with powdered sugar, roll cookie dough into 1/4 inch thick slab; cut with cookie cutters.
  • Place on parchment and bake for 15-17 minutes - watch carefully as each oven differs! Remove as soon as the edges show a hint of golden brown
  • Cool for 3 minutes, move to cooling rack to finish cooling
  • Add optional glaze and sprinkles (see glaze recipe)
  • Store in airtight container for up to a week
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • Stir powdered sugar and cocoa powder together in a small bowl
  • Mix in 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of water and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add water, up to 1 more tablespoon until you have the perfect consistency for dipping the cookies
  • Dip cookies half way and allow excess to drip off; sprinkle gold and white sprinkles onto the glaze
  • Place cookies on a cookie rack (over paper towels), allowing the chocolate glaze to set
Recipe Type: Dessert
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