If you are the type who makes Christmas cookies every year, you might be like me and always on the hunt for new ideas! Once we wrap up Thanksgiving, I’m on the hunt for new Christmas cookie ideas. Check out the fun Sugar Cookie Wreath we made this year!
Christmas Cookie Ideas: Sugar Cookie Wreath
When it comes to the holidays, I always wanted to start a tradition of making cookies with the kids. Of course, I want to try some new Christmas cookie ideas every year along with our usual staples. Sugar cookies are a favorite around here, so I knew it would be a good recipe to get creative with.
You can make your own dugar cookie dough or you can buy a mix or even premade sheets. They all work just as well! It just depends how much time you want to spend in the kitchen! We’ve included some affiliate links for a few items in case you need to stock up for cookie making fun!
What You Need
- 1 1/2 Cups softened salted butter
- 1 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Eggs
- 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2″ scalloped circle cookie cutter
- Green food coloring
- 1/4 cup water
- Red M&Ms
- Food safe paint brush
- Green candy melts
- Decorating bag/Zippered Gallon Bag
What You Do
Make Sugar Cookies
- Heat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet of parchment paper
- Beat butter and sugar together with a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
- Add in almond extract, vanilla extract and egg then mix again.
- Then mix in your flour.
- Knead the dough with hands until it starts sticking together.
- Lay down a piece of parchment paper then flour a rolling pin and roll the dough, keeping it rather thick.
- Use scalloped cookie cutter to cut out as many small scalloped circles as you can.
- Move the cookie dough circles over to your lined baking pan and back for 8-10minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool slightly.
Make Sugar Cookie Wreath
- Mix a few drops of green food coloring with a 1/4 cup water.
- Use a food safe paintbrush to brush colored water on each cookie.
- Allow cookies to cool completely.
- Once cookies are completely cooled, place 9 into the shapes of a circle.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, heat candy melts on 50% power for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
- Pour into a decorating bag or zippered bag with tip cut off.
- Place a dab of melted green chocolate onto the bottom of 9 more cookies and carefully press on top of your cookie circle where each cookie connects making a second layer.
- Place a dab of melted chocolate onto the bottom of 3 M&Ms and press onto a bottom left cookie of the wreaths.
- Let the chocolate set for a hour or until cooled completely. Then carefully transfer your cookies to a serving plate.
This is one of my favorite Christmas cookie ideas because they end result is absolutely adorable! These are great for entertaining or just for making with the kids in those days leading up to Christmas when everyone is home from school!
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