Magic Lightning Bolts

Magic Lightning Bolts

Magic Lightning Bolts


Makes about 2 dozen cookies


1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 cup prepared cream cheese frosting
Blue food coloring
Blue crackling candy or blue sugar


  1. Grease cookie sheets. Remove dough from wrapper; divide in half. Wrap 1 dough half in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  2. Roll remaining dough half to 1/4-inch thickness on well-floured surface. Cut into zigzag lightning shapes about 1/2-inch wide and 5-1/2 inches long, dipping knife in flour as needed. Place cutouts 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Refrigerate cutouts 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake cookies 5 to 7 minutes or until firm and edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. Just before serving, combine cream cheese frosting and food coloring in medium bowl; stir until well blended. Spread about 1 tablespoon frosting on each cookie. Sprinkle crackling candy on each cookie.


Do not frost and decorate cookies in advance. Crackling candy begins to lose its popping quality when it is exposed to air and moisture.

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