Christmas wreath cookie

Wreaths are a staple in holiday decor, but your door shouldn't be the only one privy to this beautiful tradition. Spruce up your cookie platter by making a few different versions of edible wreaths.

Festive treats that look as good as they taste

Cereal wreath treats

This festive variation of a Rice Krispies treat is as easy as it is pretty. The best part is there is no baking required so you can whip up a batch any time you need a quick treat or if someone unexpected stops by.

Yields 18

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter
  • 4-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 6 cups corn flakes cereal
  • Red candies, sprinkles, frosting or any other festive embellishments

Directions:

  1. Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring.
  2. Add cereal. Stir carefully until well coated.
  3. Spray your hands with cooking spray to avoid a sticky mess and be careful as the mixture will be warm. Quickly shape into individual wreaths.
  4. Decorate with sprinkles or candies while the mixture is still warm. If it cools, use a dot of frosting to get candy to stick.
  5. Store in a single layer in airtight container.

Sugar cookie wreaths

If an actual cookie is more your style, a basic sugar cookie recipe will give you endless options for creating a variety of wreaths. Decorate cookies with green frosting, fondant leaves, green coconut or simply green sprinkles. Try this SheKnows sugar cookie recipe.

Yields 24

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Green frosting, coconut, sprinkles or other embellishments

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease the cookie sheets.
  2. Sift together the flour and soda.
  3. Cream together the sugar, butter and eggs until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and flour. Beat until well combined. Chill.
  4. To make wreaths, roll dough into balls and then roll each ball in between your hands to make a long, rounded strip. Form a circle; it will look a bit like a doughnut. You can also use a cookie cutter to get a wreath-like shape.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

More holiday cookie recipes

Stained glass cookies for the holidays
Low-fat snowflake cookie recipe
White chocolate cherry almond cookies

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