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5 from 2 votes

Christmas Light Cookies

A chewy, traditional sugar cookie is topped with creamy white icing. A string of black decorating gel makes the string, and bright candy M & M's make edible lights on an adorable family friendly Christmas craft.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Meaghan @ 4 Sons R Us


  • Sugar Cookies Prepared or Sugar Cookie Dough
  • White Cookie Icing found in the cake decorating area
  • A Family Size Bag of M&M's
  • 1 Tube of Black Gel Icing found in the cake decorating area


  • Start by putting your white cookie icing on each cookie.
  • Start on the outer edge and work your way to the center. Make sure it's a fairly thick layer.
  • Let your white icing harden and set.
  • Take your gel icing and carefully make strands from one side of the cookie to the other, as shown. You can make your lines straight or curled, up to you.
  • Before your gel icing sets, place one of each color M&M on your black icing, as shown.
  • Let your cookie set, you can even place them in the freezer briefly.
  • Serve and enjoy!