Easy Sugar Cookie Fudge Recipe

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This homemade Sugar Cookie Fudge recipe will make every holiday season extra special. With delicious Christmas cookie flavors combined with creamy fudge, this no-fuss recipe is the perfect sweet treat for all your Christmas festivities. 

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Christmas cookie fudge stacked on plate

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by making a big batch of rich and creamy homemade fudge? This easy recipe takes classic chocolate fudge to a whole new level with warm vanilla and holiday cookie flavor.

Because this is a no-bake recipe, there’s no standing over a boiling pot of sugar with a candy thermometer. Using all simple ingredients, you just melt, mix, and decorate with colorful holiday candies, and your fudge is done!

This white chocolate fudge is so festive; it’s the ideal addition to your Christmas cookie trays, along with some Chocolate Crinkle Christmas Cookies, White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and especially Christmas Tree Meringues!

Fudge on white plate from above

Why We Love This Recipe

  • The best part about this Christmas fudge is that it’s a really easy recipe to make using basic ingredients.
  • This super tasty holiday treat combines the flavors of classic sugar cookies and fudge all in one bite.
  • Perfect for Christmas parties, as an edible gift to teachers, neighbors, or friends, or just keep them on hand for an easy holiday dessert. 
  • You can make this delicious fudge any time of year by swapping out the Christmas sprinkles with other holiday sprinkles.
  • Square Baking Dish
  • Medium Sauce Pan
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Stirring Spoon
  • Sharp Knife
  • Dry sugar cookie dough mix (in the pouch)
  • White chocolate chips
  • Butter
  • Sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Festive sprinkles and candy

How to Make Delicious Sugar Cookie Fudge

Step 1. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper or wax paper. You can use a 9×9 for slightly thinner fudge. This makes it easy to lift the fudge out of the pan when it’s set.

Step 2. Add sugar cookie mix, butter, vanilla extract, and white chocolate chips to a medium saucepan.

Cookie mix in saucepan with butter and white chocolate

Step 3. Add sweetened condensed milk to the sugar cookie mix and stir.

Adding condensed milk to chocolate mixture

Step 4. Heat over medium heat, mixing constantly, until everything is combined, and all of the chocolate chips have melted and are nice and smooth.

Tip: Don’t rush this step. By cooking it on medium-to-low heat, it will help prevent it from scorching.

Cookie fudge in saucepan

Step 5. Pour the fudge mixture into your prepared pan. Smooth it out evenly, making sure to push it into all of the corners of the pan.

Tip: To make sure your fudge comes out easily, you may want to spray the top of the parchment paper with some nonstick cooking spray.

Christmas cookie fudge in baking pan

Step 6. Add festive candies and red and green sprinkles to the top of the fudge. Place the fudge on the counter and allow it to cool to room temperature.

Tip: Be sure to place sprinkles on the white chocolate layer before it sets so they’ll stay put.

Christmas cookie fudge with candy toppings

Step 7: Once firm, cut the fudge into small pieces and enjoy!

Tip: To get really smooth edges remove the fudge from the pan. Then, dip a sharp knife into hot water, dry it off and then slice the fudge.

Sugar Cookie Fudge with colorful Christmas sprinkles

Tips & Variations

  • Chocolate: Even though white chocolate chips are used in this recipe, you can use milk chocolate instead. For a peanut butter fudge flavor, add some peanut butter chips with the white chocolate chips. Just be sure to use good quality chips since they’re the primary ingredient.
  • Nuts: Instead of sprinkles on top, add a little crunch to your batch of fudge with chopped pecans or walnuts. Be sure to chop them up finely so that the fudge will cut into smooth squares.
  • Extracts: Peppermint extract gives this cookie dough fudge extra Christmas flavor. You can also use almond extract, rum extract, or maple extract for a fun twist.
  • Decorations: Change up the decorations of this Christmas cookie fudge recipe using other colorful sprinkles and candies. Instead of chocolate candies. You can use red and green Reese’s pieces or replace the red and green jimmies with gold sprinkles.
  • Other add-ins: You can add all sorts of fun additions to this Christmas fudge recipe. Try chopped pretzel pieces, Rice Krispie cereal, or mini marshmallows.
Christmas cookie fudge up close
How Do I Store Easy Christmas Fudge?

For best results, store the fudge in an airtight container at room temperature. It will stay fresh for up to 2-3 weeks. You can refrigerate it, but you risk drying it out.

Can This Be Frozen?

One of my favorite things about this easy fudge recipe is that you can make several batches and freeze them weeks in advance. It’s a great way to get a jump on all your treat making at Christmas time.

Just wrap the cooled and firm fudge tightly in plastic and slip it into an airtight container or freezer bag to keep it extra fresh. You can freeze fudge up to a month.

How Can I Prevent White Chocolate from Seizing?

White chocolate seizes and burns very easily because it has a high milk fat content. To ensure it doesn’t seize up, always make sure you melt the chocolate with the butter and sweetened condensed milk at the same time.

Hand holding a piece of Christmas Cookie Fudge

Want More Holiday Recipes?

This decadent fudge recipe is the perfect dessert for the holidays! If you’re looking for even more super easy recipe ideas, you’ll want to check these out too!

Christmas fudge on a white plate with sprinkles, perfect for holiday indulgence.
5 from 46 votes

Sugar Cookie Fudge


Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
This Sugar Cookie Fudge, with tasty Christmas cookie flavors and creamy white chocolaty fudge, is the perfect way to make Christmas time extra special (and extra yummy)!

Equipment

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Add sugar cookie mix, butter, vanilla extract, and white chocolate chips to a medium saucepan.
    1 ¼ cup Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, 1 tbsp butter, 2 ½ cups white chocolate chips, 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Stir in the sweetened condensed milk.
    14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • Heat over medium heat, mixing constantly, until everything is combined, and all of the chocolate chips have melted and are nice and smooth. NOTE: You don't want to rush this step. By cooking it on medium-to-medium low heat, it will help prevent it from scorching.
  • Pour the fudge mixture into your prepared pan. Smooth it out evenly, making sure to push it into all of the corners of the pan.
  • Add red and green sprinkles and festive candies to the top of the fudge and allow it to cool to room temperature.
    Christmas sprinkles
  • Once firm, cut the block of fudge into small pieces and enjoy!

Notes

  • For thinner fudge, use a 9×9 pan instead.
  • To help your fudge come out of the pan more easily, spray the top of the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Be sure to place sprinkles on the white chocolate layer before it sets so they’ll stay put.
  • To get extra smooth edges when you cut the squares, dip a sharp knife into some hot water, dry it off and then slice the fudge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 0.1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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