Callahan Christmas Wreaths
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
cookie has a nice flavor, but is not a novice baker cookie. Very difficult to roll and shape into wreaths. I used floured wax paper to roll. Glad did not spend the $ to get candied cherries, used Holiday Sprinkles
Mine worked out perfectly. Delicious and very festive. Instead of candied cherries, I did put red cinnamon candies on some to save time. They were delicious with the cherries and with the cinnamon candies.
The photo looked great. But after following the directions exactly, the dough was way too soft to make into 6 inch ropes from 2 tsp of dough. These taste delicious and melt in your mouth, but I finally had to roll dough into balls and dip in Christmas sprinkles. Since I really wanted a pretty wreath for cookie plates, I probably wouldn't try these again. Maybe try chilling dough before shaping wreaths if you're going to attempt these.
Great recipe! I didn't think it was any more difficult or time consuming than the candy cane cookies I make each Christmas. The orange zest gave a great flavor. I dusted my work area with flour & that made the dough easy to work with. I'll make these again for sure!
Unfortunately I did not have luck with this recipe. It certainly takes much longer than 30 minutes preparation time - and I am an experienced baker. The dough is horrible to work with and at the end - the taste is nothing spectacular. I have removed this recipe from my files and would not recommend at all.