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Christmas Wreaths Recipe

Christmas Wreaths

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"I've been making these for years; recipe out of my personal files, received from a friend. Easy to fix, attractive and good tasting."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter or margarine, confectioner's sugar, flour and peppermint extract. Mix well.
  3. Separate dough into two equal parts, put into separate bowls and tint with food-coloring. Roll dough into SMALL balls, approximately 1/2 tsp per cookie. Place six balls in a circle, alternating colors onto cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes. NOTE: I guess you could omit peppermint flavoring or substitute it, but we like peppermint, so I have not tried variations or substitutions .
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2003

Easy and very tasty! Let the kids make their own cookies in the shape of presents, trees, christmas ornaments, etc.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 13, 2004

Dough was too dry to roll but adding a few drop of water helped. My kids said they were just "ok". Thats why I only gave 3 Stars.


7 Ratings

Dec 03, 2005

We liked this a lot and it also proved to be a good family project when the kids were home for the Thanksgiving holidays. We'll make these again, Thanks!

Jan 07, 2015

If I could I wouldn't give a star at all. I loved the idea of Christmas wreaths. I made a huge batch (wanting to make 200 cookies). Had to add quite a bit more food coloring than asked for. Took such a long time to roll into balls. But I thought all of the time would be worth it. First batch came out of oven and the wreath fell apart. All of the balls fell apart as I tried removing from sheet. I looked over the directions to make sure I didnt do something wrong, but I did all the steps correct.

Dec 22, 2013

even though making the balls was super tedious, it was sooo worth it! These were delicate and flavorful. Thank you. Next time I'll enlist the kids' help

Jan 02, 2014

Made this recipe for a cookie social we had. Thought they sounded good and would be perfect for Christmas. They are dry and not tasty at all. I sent the batch with my husband to work along with all the other left over cookies from the social and nobody ate them.

Dec 18, 2012

Made this for Recipe Group...These were good! I 1/2'd the recipe, and was glad I did only because they are a pain to roll into all of those little balls, lol...major time consumption. I didn't count the food coloring drops, but I knew I wanted vibrant Christmas colors. I don't know if I'd make these again, but they were fun to try for something different! Thanks for sharing. :)


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  • Calories
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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