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
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 6 to 8 drops green food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1/4 cup water, divided
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Red Hots

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 171 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, melted chocolate and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. scalloped round cookie cutter. Cut out centers using a floured 1-in. scalloped round cookie cutter. Place wreath portions 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. Place coconut in a resealable plastic bag; add food coloring and 2 teaspoons water. Seal bag and toss until coconut is tinted.
  5. Mix confectioners' sugar and remaining water. Spread over cookies. Top with coconut; decorate with Red Hots. Yield: about 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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