ingredients

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 18 ounce roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 11/2 cups prepared vanilla frosting
  • 3 cups M&M’S Brand Minis Chocolate Candies
  • 4 strands red licorice laces
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Drinking straw
  • Christmas light shaped cookie cutter (small)

directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Knead the flour into the cookie dough until smooth.

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

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

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

Separate different colors of M&M’S Brand Minis Chocolate Candies, and set aside.

Spread vanilla frosting on top of each cookie. Arrange a solid color of M&M’S Brand Minis Chocolate Candies on top of each cookie.

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

Tip: Tip for a quicker and lighter version: Tint frosting to match the M&M'S Brand Minis Chocolate Candies. Frost the cookies and then decorate with color coordinated M&M'S Brand Minis Chocolate Candies.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Mars. All rights reserved.

RecID 386