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Melt-Away Peppermint Wreaths

Rated as 4.06 out of 5 Stars

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

servings 197 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 197 calories; 13 g fat; 18.5 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g protein; 34 mg cholesterol; 91 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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...

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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 l...

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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...

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 ...

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...

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

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 l...

Absolute favorite Christmas cookie. Couple of tips though: 1. Use unsalted butter 2. Get some help rolling out the balls 3. Use a bit more food coloring for richer colors 4. Press the balls tog...

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

I love these melt in your mouth cookies. They come out very pretty in other colors too. They look like flowers. When making them as flowers I use real vanilla or almond extract. I have no proble...

My cookies tend to come out hard on bottom and soft on the top, so I flipped the cookies and let them cook on both sides. I live at altitude of 5000 ft and did not adjust this recipe. I did not ...