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

Buttercream Recipe for Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreath

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

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreath
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1 dozen
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 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


  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.

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