This year, try something new for your holiday cookie exchanges. This Christmas Cookie Fudge Recipe is perfect for the holiday season. The flavor of this sugar cookie fudge is spot on, and all you need are simple ingredients to achieve it!
This creamy fudge is topped with red and green sprinkles and is an amazing treat for Christmas time. This delicious fudge has a fun sugar cookie flavor without actually having any type of cookies in it. Not only does this holiday fudge recipe taste delicious, but it's beautiful to add to any Christmas cookie trays, too.
When you're making homemade fudge, just remember that Christmas sprinkles make everything better! Easy recipes like this prove that even though Christmas cookies might be your favorite treats during the holiday season, this white chocolate fudge is going to be right up with them at the top of your list.
If you're in the mood for festive and fun holiday treats, be sure to check out my Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cheesecake! It has all the classic holiday flavors!
White chocolate chips - This is the main ingredient for making this simple fudge recipe. Below, you'll find a microwave option and a stovetop option for melting the chocolate chips.
Sweetened condensed milk - Adding this adds sweetness and helps to create that creamy fudge texture.
Vanilla extract - Vanilla enhances the other flavors in the fudge.
Butter extract - Butter extract is a great way to give a hint of butter flavor without using actual butter which might not work well in fudge.
Almond extract - Almond extract tastes like almonds. Combined with vanilla extract and butter extract it tastes like a sugar cookie mix.
Christmas sprinkles - Have fun with the sprinkles!
How To Make This Christmas Cookie Fudge Recipe
Step One: Add parchment paper to an 8X8 pan.
Step Two: Add the chocolate chips and condensed milk into a microwave-safe bowl.
Step Three: Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then stir. Repeat for another 30 seconds. Repeat until the chocolate chips are 75% melted. Once that happens, let the mixture sit for a few minutes, as the rest of the chips will melt from the residual heat.
Step Four: Stir in the extracts. Pour the fudge mixture onto the prepared pan
Step Five: Last, add the sprinkles. Swirl them in, if desired.
To melt the chocolate on the stovetop
Step One: Add the condensed milk and the chocolate milk to a small saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring the whole time until the chips are melted.
Step Two: Stir in the extracts.
Step Three: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and then add the sprinkles.
Add other festive sprinkles - Holiday sprinkles are great for this perfect sweet treat, but you can change the look of this festive fudge recipe easily. You can use long skinny sprinkles, festive sprinkles, or anything else that you want to add to the top of this easy fudge recipe.
Add peanut butter - Swirling in a bit of peanut butter really adds a fun pop of flavor to this delicious treat! This makes a fun addition to any Christmas party or a great edible gift.
Drizzle chocolate on top - You can melt a few cups of white chocolate chips or melt some dark chocolate to add to the top of this perfect dessert. Just let the melted milk chocolate cool down a bit once added so that it doesn't become a mess.
What is the best way to store leftover fudge?
There are options when it comes to storing fudge. Since this perfect treat makes a large bath, there's a good chance that you're going to have some leftovers for later. I like to cut up the fudge into pieces while it's still on the baking sheet, and then wrap it in plastic wrap in a single layer.
This way, the fudge won't melt and stick together, and I can pick out a piece to have for later. I also recommend storing the fudge in an airtight container so that it doesn't dry out.
Can I give this Christmas sugar cookie fudge recipe as a gift?
Absolutely! Everyone loves Christmas sugar cookies and classic chocolate fudge, so combining those two flavors and giving it to someone is a great way to spread holiday cheer. Break them into small pieces and wrap them in aluminum foil or put them in a festive holiday tin.
Can I make this Christmas fudge recipe in advance?
You can. It's a simple recipe that you can prep and make early and actually store or freeze until later. Freezing already-made fudge means that you have a sweet treat waiting for you to look forward to!
When it comes time to thaw the treat, you can move it to the fridge and let it soften a bit. Although, I will say that the texture of frozen fudge is actually quite nice to eat!
Christmas Cookie Fudge Recipe
- 4 cups white chocolate chips (2 bags)
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon butter extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ¼ cup Christmas sprinkles
- Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
- Combine the chocolate chips and condensed milk in a medium microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat as needed until the chips are 75% melted. At that point let it sit for a few minutes so the rest melt from the residual heat.
- Stir in the extracts.
- Add the chocolate chips and condensed milk to a small saucepan. Heat over low, stirring, until the chips melt.
- Stir in the extracts.
- Pour in the prepared container. Sprinkle with the sprinkles.
- Optional: Gently swirl the sprinkles in so some are mixed in but most stay on the top.