Turn store-bought sugar cookie dough into adorable Christmas Wreath Cookies. Make baking during the holiday season easy on yourself and turn these cookies into a holiday tradition.
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Sugar cookies for me are the quintessential cookie. Rich, buttery, and crispy – it’s perfect in every way. These Christmas Wreath Cookies are perfect for the holidays. They’re festive and they can taste absolutely delicious with the buttercream frosting.
There are a few tricks to getting your sugar cookie to hold its shape while you’re baking it. After you’ve mixed it, put it back in the fridge for another 30 minutes to rest. Then you’re going to roll it out, use your cutters and then pop it back in the fridge for 10 minutes to have the butter solidify again.
Chilling your sugar cookie dough before you bake it will keep the cookie cutter shape and makes icing cookies easier because it’s going to hold its shape and not look like a disaster.
Supplies for your Christmas Sugar Cookie Wreaths
- Your favorite sugar cookie recipe
- Icing Sugar
- Leaf Green Gel Food Coloring
- Nerds Candy
- Christmas Wreath Cookie Cutter
- Piping Bag
- Leaf Piping Tip
Prepare your sugar cookie dough according to recipe instructions. If you’ve used store-bought dough, just start rolling it out on a floured surface. I like to roll my cookie dough between two sheets of parchment paper. This just makes for easy cleanup.
Dip your cookie cutter into some flour and then punch out your shapes. Transfer those onto a lined baking sheet and bake according to the recipe instructions. Allow them to cool completely on a wired rack while you make your buttercream frosting.
How to make American Buttercream Frosting
Use room temperature unsalted butter and use a whisk attachment on a stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer and whip your butter until it is airy and creamy. Add in your icing sugar one cup at a time until it is fully incorporated. Add in your gel food coloring and continue to whip for an additional 5 minutes to incorporate as much air as possible.
Add your frosting into your piping bag and begin piping leaves on your Christmas Wreath Cookies. You want to press down the piping tip on the cookies and squeeze then release and pull straight up.
Oh man! That is some confusing directions! Place your Nerds candies around the wreath cookies to make it look like ornaments or lights.
These wreath Christmas cookies are so fun and perfect for family get-togethers. I especially love how they complement a fun Christmas dessert table with my Buttercream Santa Hat Cupcakes, my Rudolph Cookies, my Reindeer Cupcakes or even my Christmas Tree Cake Pops.
- Your favorite recipe for sugar cookies enough to make 12
- 1 stick butter softened
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 4-5 tbsp milk
- ¼ tsp Kelly green gel food coloring
- Multicolored candies
Once you prepare your cookie dough, roll it on a floured surface so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. With a cookie cutter, cut out a wreath shape – we had a cookie cutter that also cut out a circle on the inside. If you don’t have one, you’ll use two different-sized circular cookie cutters to achieve the look.
Bake and allow to cool completely.
With an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and milk on medium speed. Gradually increase to high. Once the ingredients start mixing, add food coloring. Mix until buttercream is smooth and forms semi-stiff peaks.
Using a frosting bag and Wilton tip #32, frost each cookie then add multicolored candies (they will act as the Christmas lights for your wreath!).