If you need a quick decorated cookie for a holiday party, these Christmas Light Cookies are perfect. Light cookie cutters are easy to find online and in baking supply stores.
|The light cutter that I used. I got mine at Sur La Table.|
I used gingerbread dough to make them but sugar cookie dough would work just as well.
To decorate them I used flood consistency red and green royal icing and a #2 tip, outlining and then immediately flooding the bulb as not to leave a distinguishable outline.
For the threads of the bulb, I used piping consistency icing, tinted grey. Piping the threads of the bulb with a stiffer icing using a #2 tip adds interest to the cookie and is so easy to do.
|Adding texture by piping the threads on top of the bulb makes a big impact on these simple cookies.|
A nice way to display the finished cookies is to lay them across a piece of colored twine so that they actually look like a string of festive lights.