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Wreath Cookies

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. —Jenni Sharp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in melted chocolate. Gradually beat in flour.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. scalloped round cookie cutter. Cut out the centers using a floured 1-in. scalloped round cutter. Place wreath portions 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Place coconut in a resealable plastic bag; add food coloring and 2 teaspoons water. Seal bag and toss until coconut is tinted.
  • Mix confectioners' sugar and remaining water. Spread over cookies. Sprinkle with coconut. Decorate with Red Hots.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 171 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Etta Marie
    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
    Dec 17, 2010

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