Wreath Cookies Recipe
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Wreath Cookies Recipe

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It's easy to enhance crisp sugar cookies with white chocolate, coconut and red-hots. The wreath shape of these treats is so fun and festive.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons water, divided
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 6 to 8 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 177 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the chocolate, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. scalloped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; cut out centers using a floured 1-in. scalloped cookie cutter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10-14 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and 1/4 cup water. Place coconut in a resealable plastic bag; add food coloring and remaining water. Seal bag and toss until coconut is tinted.
  5. Spread cookies with glaze; sprinkle with coconut. Decorate with red-hots. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Wreath Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual

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Etta Marie User ID: 4630524 103200
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"Has this recipe been tested? I started to make them, but noticed it did not call for baking powder or soda??"

Cheryl70 User ID: 4885867 184922
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"easy and a lot of fun. Have had lots of compliments."

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