Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cute Sugar Cookie Lights

  • Prep Time: 10 min.
  • Bake Time: 45 min.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Yield: Makes 18 cookies.


  • 4 cups M&M’S® Brand Minis Chocolate Candies
  • 1 18 oz. roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 16 oz. can vanilla frosting
  • 1 14 oz. package red licorice laces
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Drinking straw
  • Christmas light shaped cookie cutter


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2. Knead the flour into the cookie dough until smooth.
  • 3. Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. By hand, or using a Christmas light cookie cutter, cut out shapes.
  • 4. With a spatula, gently transfer the cookies to a baking sheet. Using a drinking straw, press a hole at the top of each cookie.
  • 5. Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  • 6. Separate different colors of M&M’S® Brand Minis Chocolate Candies, and set aside.
  • 7. Spread vanilla frosting on top of each cookie. Arrange a solid color of M&M’S® Brand Minis Chocolate Candies on top of each cookie.
  • 8. Let the cookies dry for 30 minutes. Run licorice laces through each hole, connecting the cookies into one continuous strand.

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