It’s that time of year…the time for COOKIES! I usually make my famous candy cane cookies…but this year I decided to try something a little different. I decided to make wreaths out of the dough instead of candy canes and they turned out so cute and yummy!
Now, I am not gonna lie…these weren’t the easiest cookies I have ever made. They definitely took more time to make than my chocolate chip cookies. But they turned out really cute and good so I think it was worth the extra effort. PLUS Maggie loved helping me roll the dough.
So here is what you need:
~ 1 cup butter, softened (but not melted- I did that wrong in the first batch!)
~ 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
~ 1/4 cup sugar
~ 1 tsp. vanilla extract
~ 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
~ 2 egg yolks
~ 1/4 tsp. salt
~ 2.5 cups all purpose flour
~ Red food coloring
What you need to do:
1. Cream butter, sugar and egg yolks together
2. Stir in extracts and set aside
3. Combine salt and flour well and mix into dough
4. Divide dough into 2 portions and tint one portion red and the other green
5. Remove 1 Tbsp. of dough from each portion
6. On lightly floured surface, form a rope from the green dough and make a circle from it. FYI, it will crumble because it’s a little wet. So it takes a little more time to form it into the rope and then the circle.
7. Add little red dots from the red dough to make the “holly” on the wreaths.
8. Place wreaths on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Happy Holidays and Happy Eating!
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