Christmas Wreath Cookies

Do you have a Christmas wreath? If so, do you make one each year from glass ornaments, clippings from your boxwoods, pine trees or holly bushes? I am crazy about wreaths this year. I have made a couple of burlap wreaths for the front door plus, I have purchased several more forms to make wreaths for each window. As I was gathering the supplies to make them, I stopped because I had a great idea. Christmas wreath cookies! Much easier than wearing gloves and trimming my holly bush.
Easy Christmas Wreath Cookies - Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing by www.thebearfootbaker.comThe best part about a cookie wreath is you get to eat them! YUM!

Supplies for Christmas Wreath Cookies:

1 larger Circle Cookie Cutter
1 Smaller Circle Cookie Cutter
Green Thick Icing – AmeriColor Leaf Green
Red 15 Second Icing – AmeriColor
#2.5 PME or #3 PME round decorating tip (or use what you have)
Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
Food Safe Marker

Before you begin, draw a bow on a piece of paper and trace it with a food safe marker. This will help when it is time to make the bow on the top of the wreath.
Simple Christmas Wreath Cookies - Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing via www.thebearfootbaker.comBegin by making some cookie dough. You can find the recipe I used here.
Then, cut out some circles with a 3 1/2″ fluted circle cookies cutter.
Next, cut the center out with a ย 1 1/2″ circle. You can use a fluted cutter for the center if you want.

Now make some icing while the cookies cool off enough to decorate.
Mix the green icing on the thick side. You want to pipe the tear drop shapes without having them run together. You may need to add a little powdered sugar if your icing is to thin. Place it in a piping bag fitted with a 2.5 or 3 PME decorating tip.
Pipe a tear drop shape by placing the tip close to the cookie while you hold the piping bag at a 90 degree angle (straight up and down). Pipe a dot and as you release pressure on the bag, give a quick pull to make the tear drop shape. Repeat all the way around the outside and the inside of the circles like in the photo above.

Easy Christmas Wreath Cookies - Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing with thebearfootbaker.comOnce you finish the edge of the wreath, fill in the center. I found it was easier to work in one direction. Be careful not to cover up the bow area.
Let the green icing dry overnight.
Next, pipe the bow with the red icing. You can pipe the both sides of the bow and leave the middle open to add the knot or fill in the entire bow and add the knot later.

Easy Christmas Wreath Cookies - Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing with www.thebearfootbaker.comSee. Success no matter how you do it.

Easy Christmas Wreath Cookies - Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing with www.thebearfootbaker.comI love taking pictures these days. I got a little picture happy and edit happy with these. I couldn’t make up my mind which photo I liked better so I decided to show you both. So if you like bright and airy pictures or warm and rustic pictures, you should find something you like here.

Easy Christmas Wreath Cookies - Sugar Cookies Decorated with Royal Icing thebearfootbaker.comAnyway, I hope if you are making wreaths for you door this year that they are as easy to make as these Christmas wreath cookies. They really are fast and fun. The hardest part is getting the green icing the right consistency but, I know you’ve to this!

Are you looking for more simple Christmas Cookies? If so, check out the links below.
Snowman Cookies
Reindeer Cookies
Elf Cookies
Santa Cookies

Bear hugs,

Lisa