Creating a Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreath is fast, easy, and fun for everyone! I am sharing more tips & tricks for the perfect cut out sugar cookie recipe over here, even 2 different kinds of frosting to use!
Creating a Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreath is fast, easy, and fun for everyone!
- 1/2 c 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 tsp. McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
- 16 oz confectioners' sugar sifted
- 2 tbsp. 2% or whole milk
- pinch salt
Beat butter in bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. (about 3 minutes)
- Add vanilla extract.
With mixer on low, slowly add in confectioners' sugar , milk, and salt; frequently scrape sides and bottom of bowl.
Once incorporated, whip frosting for at least 3 minutes on medium high to high. (My mixer went for 7 minutes)
- If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional milk.
- Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.
Cookie Christmas Wreath
This is one of the easiest cookies I have ever made, but they are beautiful and fun!
To make them you will need:
1 recipe sugar cookies (That is the BEST recipe)
1 recipe buttercream (below)
2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter
2-inch round cookie cutter
green food coloring
red food coloring
grass tip, #3 tip
red ball sprinkles (you can also use buttercream if you cannot find these)
Begin by making your sugar cookies. (Again, highly recommend the recipe above!) Using a round cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place on prepared cookie sheet. Using a smaller round cookie cutter, cut out the center portion. Set those on another prepared cookie sheet to be baked.
BONUS TIP: If you do not have cookie cutters, use drinking glasses. A kitchen glass is the perfect size while a shot glass is a great size for the center portion.
I chose to leave some of the centers in and remove some. This is just a personal preference.
Bake cookies according to recipe direction.
While cookies are cooling prepare buttercream.
Tint 1/4 of the buttercream red and the remaining green. I used McCormick food coloring. For the red, I used 1/2 teaspoon for about 1 cup of buttercream. Four the green I used about 2 teaspoons in approximately 3 cups buttercream. (Use as much as you need to reach the desired color.)
Place some green buttercream in pastry bag fitted with a grass tip (#233). Place red buttercream in a pastry bag fitted with a #3 tip. (You can use anything from a #2 to a #7 tip depending on how you want your bow to look.)
Start with a cooled cookie on a clean surface.
Pick up the green buttercream and start applying pressure at the top of the cookie. Slowly make mini circles around the edge of the cookie. (see video for more detail)
Do this around the entire cookie.
Gently place a small red ball (sprinkle) on the buttercream and repeat this around the entire cookie. If you cannot find any of these, feel free to pipe a small red dot onto the wreath.
Pick up red buttercream and pipe out a bow on top of the buttercream. If you want to practice first, pipe out some bows on a piece of parchment paper.
Repeat on the rest of your cookies!
How fun is that? Hope you are enjoying your holiday season!