Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreath

filed under: Sugar Cookies on December 16, 2015

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!


How to make adorable buttercream wreath with a very special decorators tip!

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)

Making Cookie Dough for Christmas Wreath Cookies!

Begin by making your sugar cookies. (Again, highly recommend the recipe above!) Using a round cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place on a 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 a 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.)

How to Make Christmas Wreath Cookies!

How to Make Wreath Cookies

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 to make adorable buttercream wreath with a very special decorators tip!

How fun is that? Hope you are enjoying your holiday season!

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How to make adorable buttercream wreath with a very special decorators tip!
Buttercream Recipe for Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreath
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins

Creating a Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreath is fast, easy, and fun for everyone!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreath
Servings: 1 dozen
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 16 oz confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. 2% or whole milk
  • pinch salt
  1. Beat butter in bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. (about 3 minutes)

  2. Add vanilla extract.
  3. With mixer on low, slowly add in confectioners' sugar, milk, and salt; frequently scrape sides and bottom of bowl.

  4. Once incorporated, whip frosting for at least 3 minutes on medium high to high. (My mixer went for 7 minutes)

  5. If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional milk.
  6. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.
Recipe Notes

I used this Sugar Cookie Recipe to make the cookies. (clickable link)

Quick and Easy Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreath!

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  • Roxana says:

    These are just too cute, I love them! Awesome video tutorial too!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    So cute and festive!

  • Donna says:

    These cookies are beautiful. Love the video tutorial!

  • Medeja says:

    The decoration of these cookies is so nice! They look lovely 🙂

  • Heather says:

    These are so perfectly gorgeous! Love!

  • Bubba canlas says:

    Nice hoe can i give this as gifts since I will be using buttercream instead of RI? Thanks

  • Sue {Munchkin Munchies} says:

    Absolutely beautiful! The platter photo is stunning!

  • Elizbeth says:

    How well does the buttercream stand up to stacking/partial stacking?

  • Lori Dorman says:

    How do you store these?

  • Andrea says:

    Is this your Russian tips you use? If so where can I order the set?

  • Chloe Meisner says:

    I see that you stacked them in the picture. Does this icing dry to the point that you can stack and still keep the design? Thanks!

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, it will dry hard(ish). 🙂

  • Madalaine says:

    These are darling! I have this tip but have never used it this way. I love it! What a great idea. Thank you!

  • GLENESE says:

    All of the recipes are fantastic. I want to make everything I see, because the recipes look so easy and delicious with simple, everyday ingredients.

  • Terry Nagle says:

    Would use this recipe if you want to share.

  • Bren says:

    Where is the flour?

    • Amanda says:

      The recipe in this post is for buttercream. There is no flour in it.