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Melt-Away Peppermint Wreaths Recipe

Melt-Away Peppermint Wreaths

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"Christmas wreaths in red and green ... yummy!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter or margarine; gradually add sugar, beating well.
  3. Add flour, and mix well. Stir in peppermint extract.
  4. Divide dough in half and place in separate bowls. Tint half of dough with red food coloring and the other half with the green food coloring.
  5. Roll dough into balls using 1/2 teaspoon dough per ball. For each wreath shaped cookie, place six balls in a circle, alternating colors, on ungreased cookie sheets. Press together securely. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes; then remove to racks. Cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 24, 2004

i've been using this recipe for the last 4 years and will continue to do so as long as i keep getting requests to make them. they are time consuming but well worth it, i promise :) the wreaths are fragile so you really have to let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for at least 10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2007

This cookie just was not for me it does not have a lot of flavor even after I doubled the pepermint extract. Once they were backed they fell apart and you could not even tell they were shaped like candy canes or wreaths. Will not ever use this recipe again.


13 Ratings

Nov 25, 2002

Nice tasting cookie but just way to much work in rolling all those little balls!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 24, 2008

I added 1 egg to the creamed butter along with 1 t. peppermint extract (instead of adding the extract after the flour). After reading the falling apart review, I figured it needed an egg. I had to add 6 drops of each food coloring. I did leave cookies on cookie sheet for 10 min before moving to racks. They are worth the effort - very festive.

Dec 17, 2010

These are my kids favourite Christmas Cookies. My kids loved rolling the little balls. A little trick I use so they don't fall apart is to flatten them a bit with the palm of your hand. They still look nice and taste the same and they don't fall apart. I have never had any issues with this recipe and have never added an egg to it in order to keep the dough together. These also make really pretty spring flowers and you just need to change the colours of food colouring

Dec 23, 2011

Mine didn't stick together so each piece of the wreath fell off. Tasted ok.

Dec 16, 2009

These cookies did not stick together at all... even after cooling, just as another review had stated. I, too, doubled the peppermint extract amount, but they still had no flavor at all. I will not use this recipe again.

Dec 08, 2014

I grew up on these cookies (hi Judy! ) and loved helping my mom make them. Yes, an extra pair of hands helps however my mother never shied away from a challenging recipe. I find them delicious, never had a major problem with them breaking and they melt in your mouth!


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  • Calories
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.5 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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