Holiday wreath cookie recipes
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.
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.
- 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
- Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring.
- Add cereal. Stir carefully until well coated.
- 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.
- Decorate with sprinkles or candies while the mixture is still warm. If it cools, use a dot of frosting to get candy to stick.
- 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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease the cookie sheets.
- Sift together the flour and soda.
- Cream together the sugar, butter and eggs until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and flour. Beat until well combined. Chill.
- 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.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.