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A Light Dessert | Christmas Cookies and Treats

A Light Dessert

These festive treats can brighten any holiday gathering, from Hanukkah to New Year's and all the celebrations in between.


  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Flower cookie with a center hole (we used Murray shortbread cookies)
  • Larger cookie (we used Anna's Ginger Thins)
  • Rolled wafer cookie (we used Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes)
  • Mini marshmallow
  • Orange decorating sugar
  • Red decorating gel


  1. Make a simple icing by stirring together 1 teaspoon water and 5 tablespoons confectioners' sugar.
  2. Use dots of icing to attach a small flower cookie with a center hole to a larger cookie.
  3. Dab icing on one end of a rolled wafer cookie and press it into the center of the flower cookie.
  4. For the flame, halve a mini marshmallow diagonally, dip the sticky side of one half in orange decorating sugar, and attach the half with icing. Spoon a few wax drips of icing down the candle's sides and use red decorating gel to embellish the base.