Monday, November 16, 2020

Christmas Light Bulb Cookies

How cool are these fun cream cheese sugar cookies decorated as Christmas lights. I'm not much of a pastry baker but every now and then will try out a recipe! Recently, I was intrigued by an adorable picture and recipe of cookie light bulbs I saw on Pinterest. They looked quite pretty and unique - perfect for Christmas - so I decided to give it a try for our Festive Christmas Ideas Blog Hop! Little did I know that making beautiful and delicious cookies for the holidays isn't all that easy. At least these weren't!

Welcome back to our Festive Christmas Ideas Blog Hop! We're in our final week and I hope you've been enjoying our ideas for having a wonderful Christmas! Today its all about  Christmas Baking!  We've team up with a group of talented blogging friends to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season every Monday and Wednesday - 10/19 to 11/18! We will be sharing gift guides and party gamesChristmas baking, making handmade gifts and ornament crafting, and sharing our family fun Christmas moviesThere will be breakfast recipes and as always our decorated Christmas Trees which is always a fun tour of homes.

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In case you missed any of the previous festive ideas, check out what's been shared so far:

How to Make Christmas Light Bulb Cookies 
  • 3 cups of all-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher Salt
  • 2 sticks Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Plastic wrap, parchment paper, skewer, bulb shaped cookie cutter
  • Frosting and asst. Sprinkles 
  • Shoestring Licorice 

Whisk together flour and salt. Beat butter, cream cheese, and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy for 2-3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. Divide dough in half, flatten into disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least 1 hour.
Heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll one disk of dough to 1/4" thick. Cut out cookies with a 3: light bulb shaped cookie cutter.  
Make a hole in the top of each cookie with a skewer - spinning it around to make sure the hole is large enough for the licorice shoestring.
Bake until edges are golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pan for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
Spread a thin layer of frosting on each cookie and .  .  .
decorate with different kinds of sprinkles.
Thread licorice strings through holes for an edible version of a cookie garland!
Can you tell my cookie decorating skills are somewhat lacking! Lol!

A delicious treat .  .  .
or a homemade tree decoration!

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  1. Oh my word these are ADORABLE - too adorable to eat! Love that even the string is edible. What a fun sweet treat gift idea too.

  2. Thanks, Marie! Yes, they're great to make for kids! Sugar overload!

  3. These would look so cute on a dessert table. I can also see this as a great way to keep the kids busy with a project during a holiday party.

    1. Thanks, Erlene! You're right! I can see having a kids' party and making some of these. I think they would go crazy with the licorice laces. There are so many of them in a package!

  4. Love the edible light string, so cute. I agree these cookies likely weren't so easy to create with all those little candy edges. But they are so cute and cheerful. Pinned

    1. Thanks, Leanna! Yes, I had to grab a chair for this one. I usually stand but this one wore me out! Lol!

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