Christmas wreaths in red and green ... yummy!

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cream butter or margarine; gradually add sugar, beating well.

  • Add flour, and mix well. Stir in peppermint extract.

  • 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.

  • 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

197 calories; 1.9 g protein; 18.5 g carbohydrates; 33.9 mg cholesterol; 91.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2004
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. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2007
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. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2004
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. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2004
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. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
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 Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2002
Nice tasting cookie but just way to much work in rolling all those little balls!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/15/2007
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. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2011
Mine didn't stick together so each piece of the wreath fell off. Tasted ok. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2016
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 together some to help keep them from falling apart Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
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 problem with them coming apart. Just make sure you push them together well when forming them. I will continue making these delicious cookies. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/16/2009
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. Read More
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