Christmas Lights Royal Icing Sugar Cookies is a recipe post by Lise Ode of Mom Loves Baking.
I made MORE sugar cookies! This time, I made them on behalf of my church (Alpharetta First United Methodist Church) for an organization called Homestretch in Roswell, GA. They help homeless families get back on their feet by providing temporary housing. They also teach a Life Skills class twice a month and that’s when my church donates the dessert. So these Christmas Lights Royal Icing Sugar Cookies were the dessert for today’s class (actually it was yesterday).
The design for these cute cookies was inspired by Christina Lane of the popular food blog, Dessert for Two. Christina came up with this simple idea to make Christmas cookies using just one round cutter, then adding royal icing lights. Very efficient and much quicker than making a bunch of different shapes and sizes with all different colors and decorations.
The hardest part about the decoration is just having to mix all the different colors and then filling eight different pastry bags to pipe the frosting.
The sugar cookie recipe and the royal icing are both my go to recipes for royal icing sugar cookies. It’s the same cookie recipe I used for my Ugly Sweater Cookies.
Click here to get the recipe over on the Ugly Sweater Cookie post where I also went into details on making the icing two different consistencies – one for making the outlines/decorations and one for flooding.
I hope you’ll make these adorable cookies, just in time for the annual cookie swap!
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!