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Christmas Lights Cookies

christmas lights cookies Dessert
Christmas Lights Cookies
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 24

These easy sugar cookies twinkle and shine like a string of Christmas lights! Decorate Pillsbury™ sugar cookies with frosting, sparkling sugar and gumdrops for a fun way to light up the holidays. MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 9, 2019
Pillsbury Cookie Dough
Make with
Pillsbury Cookie Dough

Ingredients

1
package (16 oz) Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
cup vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 16-oz container)
Green gel food color
Red gel food color
White sparkling decorating sugar, as desired
Black cookie icing (from 7-oz pouch)
24
multicolored gumdrops, cut into smaller pieces to look like lights

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased large cookie sheets.
  • 2
    Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes; remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • 3
    Measure 1/3 cup frosting into each of 3 small bowls. Tint 1 green and 1 red with food colors to desired colors; leave remaining bowl white. Spread about 2 teaspoons of any color (red, green or white) onto each cookie. Lightly sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  • 4
    Using photo as a guide, pipe cookie icing to make light strands, and add gumdrop pieces to make lights. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Use gel food colors rather than liquid food colors for this recipe so as not to thin the frosting too much. Find gel next to the liquid food colors in the baking aisle at the grocery store.
  • Lightly spray knife blade with cooking spray before cutting gumdrops to keep them from sticking to the blade.
  • When decorating, place gumdrop pieces cut side down so the sugared sides appear to "sparkle" like lights.
  • For best results, bake one cookie sheet at a time in the center of the oven.
  • Store cookies covered at room temperature up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
17g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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