Christmas Lights Cookies
Total TimePrep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 5 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 to 6 tablespoons water
- Red, blue, green and yellow paste food coloring
- Silver pearl dust
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Shape into a disk; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
- Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-in. Christmas light-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and enough water to reach desired consistency. Reserve 2/3 cup frosting for bottom of cookies and reflections. Divide remaining frosting between four bowls. Tint one red, one blue, one green and one yellow. Frost tops of cookies. Frost bottom of cookies with about half of the reserved frosting; sprinkle with pearl dust. With remaining white frosting and a #5 round tip, pipe on reflections. Let stand until completely set.
- To Make Ahead: Dough can be made 2 days in advance. Wrap in plastic and place in a resealable bag. Store in the refrigerator.
- Freeze option: Freeze undecorated cookies in freezer containers. To use, thaw in covered containers and decorate as desired.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 37 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Dec 13, 2017
going to make them
Nov 28, 2017
I plan to try these and I found one on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076FFD5RH/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. Or, the same vendor, non Amazon. Annclarkcookiecutters.com? I'm rating without trying because they are so attractive. I'll update when I have made them!
Nov 27, 2017
"Hmmm....only one review after a year? I guess I will pass.".... Honestly, who cares??!!?? This forum is for those who gave the recipe a try, not your opinion!!!! By the way, I made them today, November 25, 2017, based on the review from last year, and they came out GREAT!!! These are a winner, give them a try!!I found my cookie cutter at my local 2nd hand store, I believe Wal-Mart also has them. Also try Michaels crafts, Joann fabrics, Christmas tree shops, or Amazon...hope that helps! ?
Nov 26, 2017
I like the recipe but cannot find a source for the light bulb cookie cutter. Can someone suggest one?
Nov 25, 2017
Hmmm....only one review after a year? I guess I will pass.
Dec 21, 2016
Made these for the grandkids to decorate. Great cookie, many were eaten before the decorating began!
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