Tasty Table Lights


Share the glow of Christmas with good friends and family.

cookies decorated like little Xmas lights
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
18 cookies


  • 4 cups M&M'S® Brand MINIS® Chocolate Candies

  • 1 (18 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting

  • 1 (14 ounce) package red licorice laces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Knead the flour into the cookie dough until smooth.

  3. Roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. By hand, or using a Christmas light cookie cutter, cut out shapes.

  4. With a spatula, gently transfer the cookies to a baking sheet. Using a drinking straw, press a hole at the top of each cookie.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

  6. Separate different colors of M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies, and set aside.

  7. Spread vanilla frosting on top of each cookie. Arrange a solid color of M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies on top of each cookie.

  8. Let the cookies dry for 30 minutes. Run licorice laces through each hole, connecting the cookies into one continuous strand.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

512 Calories
19g Fat
82g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 512
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 82g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 58g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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