As the weather is getting nicer this Spring, we find ourselves outdoors more and more. Entertaining outdoors is always extra special if you string up some lights and add colorful lanterns. Lanterns come in all shapes and colors and really add a lot to your party decor. Whip up a set of Under the Lights cookies to add to the joyous atmosphere. To make our lantern cookies, we pulled out some Christmas ornament cookie cutters with similar shapes. We started with a traditional round ball shape, added a tear-drop shape, and finished off the set with a lamp-shaped cookie cutter to create a variety of lanterns. Swap out colors and patterns and you can create an infinite number of under the lights cookies!
Supplies needed for Under the Lights cookies
- Classic sugar cookie recipe
- Royal icing recipe in white, light blue, soft yellow, gold, pink, and grey
- Cookie cutters: plaque and Christmas ornaments
Steps to make plaque cookie
Steps to make lantern cookies
To begin, outline the shape of a lantern on the ornament cookie:
Next, fill cookie with flood consistency icing:
Finally, add fun details to make the lanterns come to life:
These cookies are fun on a platter or wrapped individually at each place setting!