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Super Simple Holiday Christmas Lights Sugar Cookies Anyone Can Make in 5 Easy Steps

‘Tis the season to make and more importantly EAT cookies! Want to make these super cute and festive Christmas lights sugar cookies without all the fuss? ! They are perfect for cookie exchanges or just simply to share with neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. With only 4 ingredients needed, you can make these Christmas lights cookies with your kids in a flash with little effort and no mess!

Christmas Lights Cookies

Goodness knows, we are doing our best to keep ourselves entertained here in the Weber Abode (AKA #thispandemicsucks) and since it’s the holidays, we have upped our treat making game!

So, here is a SUPER SIMPLE cookie recipe that seriously ANYONE can make!

My middle daughter actually did most of the work with just a little supervision from me and it definitely helped bring a smile to her face and got her into the holiday spirit.

Here’s the lowdown of how easy it is…

1. Gather Ingredients for Christmas Lights Sugar Cookies


Ingredients for Christmas Lights Cookies

You only need 4 ingredients, so this is BEYOND simple!

We got all of ours at the grocery store, so they are easy to find items too!

  • Premade Refrigerated Cookie Dough

  • White Frosting

  • Black Decorating Icing

  • M&M’s (regular or mini)

2. Slice & Bake


Slice and bake cookie dough on a wood cutting board with a knife

Slice your refrigerated cookie dough and bake them according to the directions on the package.

It’s totally cool if you want to make your own dough from scratch, but we are L-A-Z-Y bakers here, so we went the simplest route possible (bring on the slice n’ bake)!

3. Cool It

sugar cookies cooling on a parchment lined cookie sheet

Let the cookies fully cool to room temperature…oh, and it’s totally acceptable to nibble on any that might have gotten broken (accidentally or purposely)!

4. Frost

sugar cookie with white frosting

Add a layer of white frosting – thickness depends on how much you like frosting…so I like to load mine up!


Again, feel free to make your own frosting…we opted for the kind in a tub!

5. Decorate the Christmas Lights Sugar Cookies

hands decorating a cookie with black icing

Add a black line of decorating icing for the string and use M&M’s to create the “lights”.

We used both full-sized M&Ms that we cut in half…and here’s how they turned out.

Decorated Christmas Light Cookie

And we also tried the mini M&M’s to see if we liked those better…

Decorated Christmas Lights Cookies

So…..What do you think?

Which Christmas lights sugar cookies do you prefer?

Mini or full-sized??

Don’t you think this would be the perfect treat to take when you drive around looking at Christmas lights?

My daughter even added her own flair and made a monogrammed one for each of our family members!

monogrammed iced cookies

Aw, so cute, right??

So there you have it, folks…..quite possibly the easiest Christmas cookie of all time!

Until next time, cheers to keeping it simple, and cheers to you!




Want a fun family activity that pairs well with these Christmas lights sugar cookies?


Check out my blog post: How to Plan the Ultimate Fun Family Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt


Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt

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