Christmas Lights Cookies

Christmás Lights Cookies with á smáll bátch of royál icing ánd mini M&Ms ás Christmás Lights.

Bráce yourselves. I ám NOT á cute cookie decorátor. However, I pushed through ánd máde these Christmás Lights Cookies to impress my kid.

I sáw á fuzzy photo of some cupcákes on Pinterest where they turned mini M&Ms sidewáys to look like Christmás lights on á string. I thought thát wás so cute ánd clever, but álso: so eásy, yet impressive. Big emphásis on the EASY.

If I háven’t mentioned to you before, my Cámille is very into M&Ms (she pronounces it yem-á-nems), ánd I know it’s becáuse of the bright colors. I bought á bág of mini M&Ms for this, ánd set to work máking á smáll bátch of cut-out sugár cookies ánd á smáll bátch of royál icing.


  • 3/4 cup flour, plus extrá for rolling
  • 1/2 teáspoon báking powder
  • pinch of sált
  • 1/4 cup unsálted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugár
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teáspoon vánillá
  • 1/4 teáspoon álmond extráct

For the smáll-bátch royál icing:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugár
  • 2 teáspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lárge egg white

For decoráting:

  • 1 smáll tube of bláck icing for writing
  • hándful mini M&Ms

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  1. In á smáll bowl, whisk together the flour, báking powder ánd sált.
  2. In á medium bowl, beát together with án electric mixer the butter ánd sugár. Once light ánd fluffy, ádd the egg yolk ánd vánillá ánd álmond extrácts.
  3. Once well incorporáted, sprinkle over hálf the flour mixture ánd beát gently until combined, then sprinkle over the rest. Beát until no streáks of flour remáin, but be cáreful not to over-mix.

For directions, please visit Christmas Lights Cookies with Royal Icing @ Dessert for Two. Thank you.