Tasty Holiday Tidbits: A Recipe for Sugar Cookie Bites

These cookie bites are strikingly easy to slap together and carry off with you to a dinner party. They have a crispy, sugary taste complemented by the added cinnamon and nutmeg. Experiment with this basic recipe to get the sugar cookie bites that suit your taste-buds best.

How Long and How Much

Mixing everything should really only take you around 15 minutes, and the baking adds around 10 on top of that. The yield will be both mini-cupcake pans full, which is plenty to satiate snacking guests or family members with a sugar tooth.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 mini-cupcake baking pans
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • Vegetable oil spray OR mini-cupcake wrappers
  • 2 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup of cool melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (or add to personal preference)
  • 1/3 tablespoon of nutmeg (or add to personal preference)

How You’ll Do It

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon in the medium bowl and set it aside.
  3. Mix together the melted butter, white sugar, and brown sugar in the large bowl until smooth.
  4. Add in the egg and vanilla to the wet mixture and mix vigorously.
  5. Slowly add in the ingredients for the medium bowl into the large bowl and mix until smooth again.
  6. Spray the two mini-cupcake baking pans with vegetable oil OR put mini-cupcake wrappers in each slot to keep dough from sticking to the pans.
  7. Roll the cookie dough into small balls with your hands and place one of each into the mini-cupcake slots; completely fill both pans.
  8. Bake in the oven at 375° for 8 to 15 minutes, depending on your oven; check at 8 minutes to see if cookies are golden yet.
  9. Remove pans when finished and let cookies cool before letting hungry guests munch on them.


Too simple for your preferences? Whip up a homemade frosting with cream cheese, peanut butter, or cocoa and slather that onto these minimalist cookies. You’ll find you need to make another batch sooner than you expected as these cookies don’t last long in any household.