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Christmas Wreath Cookies

Baking Christmas cookies as a family is a great way to spend some quality time with your kids during the holiday season. But if you have young kids at home, decorating Christmas cookies can be difficult – and messy! But with the help of these cute Christmas wreath cookies, decorating adorable treats for Santa couldn’t be easier. That means this easy recipe is a great way to get your kids involved in Christmas cookie decorating this year!
Overhead photo of Christmas Wreath Cookies on a white plate.

Baking Christmas cookies as a family is a great way to spend some quality time with your kids during the holiday season. But if you have young kids at home, decorating Christmas cookies can be difficult – and messy! But with the help of these cute Christmas wreath cookies, decorating adorable treats for Santa couldn’t be easier. That means this easy recipe is a great way to get your kids involved in Christmas cookie decorating this year!

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What Do I Need to Make Christmas Wreath Cookies?

Decorating Christmas cookies with your kids doesn’t have to be difficult. Just use this quick and easy decorating idea to create some adorable sugar cookies at home without any special decorating skills needed. And the best part about this simple recipe is that you only need a few ingredients to prepare and decorate your Christmas treats, including:

Christmas Wreath Cookies Ingredients.

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How Do I Make Christmas Wreath Cookies?

Since these cute treats are so easy to make, the instructions for preparing and decorating are simple to understand. In fact, there are only three steps to follow to make your own Christmas wreath sugar cookies with your kids today.

Step One: Bake the Cookies

Before you can decorate your sugar cookies, you need to bake them! We used premade dough to help speed up the preparation process. But you can use your favorite sugar cookie recipe if you prefer to make your cookies from scratch. Either way, the cookies need to be made into circles to add the decorations to the top. Once the cookies are baked, allow them to cool completely.

Step Two: Ice the Sugar Cookies

After your sugar cookies have had time to cool, you can start decorating them! The first step is to add a layer of white icing to the top of each cookie. You can use premade icing to make decorating super simple or prepare your favorite white frosting recipe to use for your own Christmas treats. Use a flat spatula to spread the frosting in a smooth, even layer of the top of each cookie.

Step Three: Add the Wreath Decorations

Now all that’s left to do is decorate the top of each sugar cookie with a candy wreath. Start by using green M&Ms to create a circle around the edge of the cookie. Leave a small space open at the top of your wreath to add a bow. To create the bow for your wreath, pull one strip of licorice off the Peel ‘n Twist Twizzler and tie it into a bow. Lightly press the bow into the top of your wreath to finish adding your holiday decorations to each cookie.

Steps for decorating wreath cookies.

How Do I Store Christmas Wreath Sugar Cookies?

Since your sugar cookies feature candy decorations on top, you’ll need to take special care when storing your holiday treats to keep the decorations from falling off. To keep them fresh, your finished sugar cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. To protect the decorations on top of your wreath cookies, make sure to be careful while you’re stacking them. Placing a piece of wax paper between each layer will help keep the decorations on the cookies on the bottom from being disturbed.

Once all the cookies are safely placed inside, put the lid on your container, and store them in a cool, dry spot like your cabinet or pantry. When stored properly, your sugar cookies will stay fresh for up to four days.

Christmas Wreath Cookie Decorating Ideas

These cute decorated cookies are so simple to make, which means they’re the perfect holiday activity for kids! And with these simple decorating ideas, your entire family will have tons of fun making holiday memories this year.

  • Decorate with sprinkles. Using M&Ms is a quick and easy way to add some holiday cheer to the top of your sugar cookies. In addition to M&Ms, you can also use sprinkles to create the wreath on each of the cookies. Use green sprinkles to make wreath shapes around the edge of each cookie to easily decorate the treats.
  • Using icing for decorating. While candy is a great way to give younger kids a chance to decorate their sugar cookies, your older kids may be looking for more of a challenge. If your kids want to experiment with decorating with icing, simply tint some of your white icing with green food coloring and place it in a piping bag. Cut the tip of the bag off and allow your kids to draw the wreath shape on each cookie instead of using candy.
  • Try different candy. M&Ms are a simple way to add color and a hint of chocolate to your holiday cookies. But they’re not the only type of candy you can use to create a wreath design on top of each cookie. In place of M&Ms, you can also use Skittles, Reese’s Pieces, Sixlets, or even chocolate chips.

Wreath cookies closeup.

Overhead photo of Christmas Wreath Cookies on a white plate.

Christmas Wreath Cookies

Baking Christmas cookies as a family is a great way to spend some quality time with your kids during the holiday season. But if you have young kids at home, decorating Christmas cookies can be difficult – and messy! But with the help of these cute Christmas wreath cookies, decorating adorable treats for Santa couldn’t be easier. That means this easy recipe is a great way to get your kids involved in Christmas cookie decorating this year!
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Christmas Cookies
Keyword: Christmas Wreath Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 139kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Bake the cookies according to the package instructions and allow to cool completely.
  • While the cookies are cooling, separate the Twizzlers pieces and tie each piece in a bow.
  • When the cookies are cool, spread a thin layer of white icing on the top of each cookie.
  • Arrange the green M&Ms in circle around the outer edge of the cookie, leaving a small space open on the top. Press the Twizzler bow at the top of the M&M wreath.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.004mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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