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Holiday Lights Sugar Cookies

Cut-out sugar cookies in the shapes of holiday  lights, decorated with royal  icing.

Holiday Lights Sugar Cookies

Holiday Lights  Sugar Cookies

By  Sue Lau  | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Welcome back to the last day of Christmas Cookies Week!

My recipe of the day is for holiday lights sugar cookies, which has cutters for twist in bulbs and also old-fashioned bubble lights.

These are very easy to roll out, since I roll the dough out before chilling,  so it is easy to spread, and afterwards, there is less working  of the dough and keeps it a bit colder for the oven bake.

I used bottled decorating icings on these so I wouldn’t have to make up  a bunch of different colors. There is also a spray which offers the metallic look on one of the cookies.

Holiday Lights Sugar Cookies

Yumgoggle is the sponsor of today’s post,   providing  the cookie cutters shown,  of which I used one, and the other was another type of light cutter to go with the theme.

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Holiday Lights Sugar Cookies

Holiday  Lights Sugar  Cookies Recipe

Holiday Lights Sugar Cookies

  • Servings: 36
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Holiday Lights Sugar Cookies

Note: Yield is approximate,  depending on cookie cutter size.

Assorted Equipment: Parchment paper,  toothpicks

Ingredients:

  • 1  cup salted butter,  at room  temperature
  • 1 cup superfine baker’s sugar   (caster   sugar)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2  teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking  powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Wilton cookie decorating  icings (red, yellow, green, and white)
  • Wilton  Color Mist Shimmering  Food Color Spray, in  silver

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In  the bowl of an  electric mixer fitted  with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar  until smooth.
  3. Add eggs one at a time,  and  the vanilla.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt gradually, mixing to form a  dough.
  5. Roll out half of the dough  between  sheets of parchment paper to 3/8-inch thick, and the other half between two other sheets and refrigerate on a flat surface (cookie sheet) for thirty minutes or until firm.
  6. Peel off the top sheet of parchment  and cut the dough  with lightly floured cookie cutters,  placing cut cookies onto clean parchment on a baking pan. o one pan at a time. Save  the scraps from each pan to make a third pan, rolling it out between parchment an refrigerating  until firm.
  7. Bake cookie in the preheated oven  for ten minutes or until just starting to brown at the edges.
  8. Remove from oven and slide the parchment onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. If  using the traditional light cutter, mask the part that would be colored glass with a piece of plastic wrap, and shake up the color mist and spray the bottom of the cookie. It goes on very much like hair spray. Spray that over a protected surface and wipe down any that gets on the counter, etc.,  before it dries.
  10. Use the Wilton  cookie decorating icings to outline the colored parts of each light before doing a flood fill. Use much less than you think you need, and use a toothpick  to spread it out so it doesn’t run off the cookies.
  11. Allow the cookies  to set up and dry completely before storing, about 45 minutes to an hour.

From the kitchen  of palatablepastime.com

Holiday Lights Sugar Cookies

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  5. I’m not great at cookie decorating – not enough patience and not a steady enough hand, but I’d like to try your recipe, with the dough that’s a bit easier to roll out (and using store-bought icing).

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