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Christmas wreath cookies with candy
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5 from 2 votes

Sugar Cookie Holiday Wreath Cookies

Turn store-bought sugar cookie dough and create custom Christmas Wreath cookies. Top with perfect green buttercream and some candies to top it all off.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Cookies, christmas dessert, christmas party food, sugar cookie, wreath cookie
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Lindsay


  • Your favorite recipe for sugar cookies enough to make 12

Buttercream Frosting

  • 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.
    wreath cookie ingredients
  • Bake and allow to cool completely.
    sugar cookies that have not been iced
  • 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.
    making green buttercream
  • 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!). 
    piping green frosting on wreath cookie


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 6mg