Great Christmas cookies...colorful and tasty, these also make great presents.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract and beat well.

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  • Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed.

  • Divide the dough in half and stir food coloring into one half. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll about 1/2 tablespoon of plain dough into a 6-inch rope. Repeat with green dough.

  • Place ropes side by side and twist together about 6 times. Form twisted ropes into a circle and gently pinch ends together.

  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, leaving 2 inches between cookies. Place small amount of chopped pistachios onto each wreath where ends are pinched together.

  • Bake for about 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for about 1 minute. Remove and cool thoroughly on rack.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 29.2g 9% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 46mg 15% DV; sodium 157.4mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2007
this is my favorite holiday treat!! refrigerate closer to 45 minutes. cook for about 12-13 minutes; only slightly golden brown on the bottom. absolutey delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
Maybe I left it in the fridge too long but I could not get this dough to roll out into a rope. It would break and crumble. I let the dough sit out for a few hours and tried again and same thing. I did leave it in the fridge overnight but I have never had a problem with doing that with other similar recipes. I ended up throwing the dough away because I couldn't do anything with half green/half regular dough that wouldn't roll out. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
Maybe I left it in the fridge too long but I could not get this dough to roll out into a rope. It would break and crumble. I let the dough sit out for a few hours and tried again and same thing. I did leave it in the fridge overnight but I have never had a problem with doing that with other similar recipes. I ended up throwing the dough away because I couldn't do anything with half green/half regular dough that wouldn't roll out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2007
this is my favorite holiday treat!! refrigerate closer to 45 minutes. cook for about 12-13 minutes; only slightly golden brown on the bottom. absolutey delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2011
Pretty and delicious Read More
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