Season’s greetings come in all shapes and sizes, and especially through food. Make these adorable Christmas Wreath Cookies to take to a feast, send as a gift, or give to friends, neighbors, and co-workers. The recipe is simple and can be used multiple times giving holiday cheer to anyone who gets them.
Wreath’s aren’t just for hanging on your door! Did you know the symbol of the wreath has been passed down for centuries as far back as Ancient Greece? The green around the wreath symbolizes strength as evergreens can last through harsh winters. The circular appearance represents a circular ring of continuing life or eternal life in the Christian religion. Wreaths Carry Many Meanings And Messages Into Christmas. Wreath cookies are the perfect way to celebrate both the historical celebrations of the holiday spirit as well as make the perfect treat for after-dinner.
Just a few ingredients are all you need to make these delectable Christmas Wreath Cookies!
Here is a demonstration of how I cut out the shape of the wreaths. I used a large scalloped circle cookie cutter to cut out the outside of my wreaths and then used a smaller scalloped circle to cut out the inside.
Also note, while my cookies were cooling, I rolled out my green fondant in between two pieces of parchment paper and used a tiny diamond to cut out two diamonds per cookie
I dabbed some frosting into the left corner of each cookie and stuck on my two diamond fondant pieces. Then, I dabbed a small amount of frosting on the bottom of three red hots and onto the top of the fondant. Finally, I spread out a very thin layer of frosting onto the top of the wreath and topped with sprinkles.
Here are the recipe details on the recipe card for you to print.
Christmas Wreath Cookies
- 1 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1 1/8 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- Green food coloring
- Red hots
- Green fondant
- Green Betty Crocker decorating frosting
- Preheat your oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with a piece parchment paper
- Use a hand or stand mixer to mix your butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
- Then mix in your vanilla extract and egg and green food coloring a little at a time until you have the color green you'd like
- Now mix in your flour and salt
- Knead the dough in your hands until it starts sticking together
- Lay down a piece of parchment paper then flour a rolling pin and roll your dough out (think of a thick cookie)
- Use a large scalloped circle cookie cutter to cut out the outside of your wreaths and then use your smallest scalloped circle to cut out the inside
- Bake your cookies for 10 minutes and then let cool
- While your cookies are cooling, roll out your green fondant in between two pieces of parchment paper and use your tiny diamond to cut out two diamonds per cookie
- Place a dab of frosting into the left corner of each cookie and stick on your two diamond fondant pieces
- Now dab a small amount of frosting on the bottom of three red hots and onto the top of your fondant
- Spread out a very thin layer of frosting onto the top of your wreath and top with sprinkles