Wreath sugar cookies are a delicious sugar cookie that is decorated with frosting and M&M’s and licorice bows and you end up with a holiday wreath cookie. These wreath cookies are a delicious treat for the holiday season. It takes minimal effort to make these Christmas wreath sugar cookies! Just grab the supplies and decorate these holiday cookies for all to enjoy.
Now, I use a store-bought cookie dough, but you can also make a homemade sugar cookie if you would like. The choice is yours. This is a festive cookie recipe that allows you to pick if you want the work of making cookies from a basic sugar cookie recipe or just grab a container of sugar cookie dough and some round cookie cutter tools for creating adorable Christmas wreath cookies in no time.
Why Will You Love These Cookies…
- 4 Ingredient Dessert
- You can use Bought Cookie Dough
- Quick and Easy
- Kid Friendly
- Festive and Fun
What Will You Need For Cookies
There is something special about Christmas cookies! These cookies are crazy simple to make and let me just say the kids love eating the candy off the cookies.
- Sugar Cookie Dough
- Vanilla Frosting
- Green M&M’s
- Pull and Peel Twizzlers
- Cooling Rack
- Smaller Cookie Cutter – Circle Shape
- Stand Mixer or Electric Hand Mixer
- Parchment Paper or a Silicone Mat for a Nonstick Surface
- Baking Sheet
How to Make Wreath Sugar Cookies
For the full directions and list of ingredients scroll to the bottom of the post for the printable recipe card. This is a quick visual walk through.
So you will work on baking up and allowing your cookies to cool. I did circle shaped cookies for this recipe.
So you will separate the Twizzler pull and peels and then take one of the strands you will tie in a bow. Do this with all the Twizzlers and set it to the side.
Once the sugar cookies are fully done, you will then frost. I used a container of white frosting but you can use homemade frosting if you want.
Now you will place the green M&Ms in a circle around the edge of the sugar cookies. Then leave a small space at the top, to place the Twizzler bow you made.
Once decorated you are able to serve up the cookies or store them till you are ready.
Expert Tip: Make sure to place the back side of M&M’s on the cookie facing up, that way you don’t see writing on the candy.
Optional Variations to Try
Here are a handful of ways to change up these Christmas wreath cookies to change up the looks and even flavor of the Christmas cookie recipe.
Cookies – You can use chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, red velvet, etc. Feel free to use any flavor of cookie you would like.
Sprinkles – Consider using a few different Christmas sprinkles to add a fun look to your cookies. Find little bows, or fun-shaped sprinkles to use to decorate a wreath on your cookies.
Frosting – Now, I used a classic white icing. But consider changing up the frosting if you want. Add in vanilla extract, and almond extract, add color to the frosting, etc. Feel free to have fun with it. You could also color some of the frosting and pipe on a design instead of candies. Now you can use white royal icing for a hard set-top. Just make sure you decorate the cookies quickly as royal icing sets hard. Have all items ready on your work surface to decorate one cookie at a time.
Colored Candies – Instead of M&M’s you can use Skittles, Sixlets, or other candy-coated sweets. You can also use any color of candies you want. I did green but feel free to try out different colors to alter the look of your cookies! You can even buy holly leaves that are sprinkles or red cinnamon candies to use to decorate the wreath Christmas cookies. Look around at your store to find fun items.
You will want to store your cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Make sure to place wax paper between layers if you plan to stack the cookies in the tray. This is going to prevent messing up the decorations as much and also prevent cookies from sticking together.
You may also freeze any cookies you don’t plan to eat. Just place in a freezer bag or freezer container. Then freeze for 3-4 months. Thaw on the counter when you are ready to eat.
More Christmas Cookies
Want even more Christmas cookie recipes? Check out these cookies below to add in addition to your wreath cookies.
- Meringue Snowman Cookies
- Christmas Ornament Cookies
- Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies
- Cherry Kiss Cookies
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Wreath Sugar Cookies Recipe
- 1 package sugar cookie dough
- 1 container white frosting
- 1 bag holiday M&M's I used all green M&M's
- 3 Pull and Peel Twizzlers
- Start by baking your cookies as directed on the package of the sugar cookie dough.
- Let the cookies cool completely.
- While the cookies are cooling, you will separate the Twizzlers and begin then tie each in a bow. Then set them aside.
- So frost the cookies with the vanilla frosting.
- Now you will take your M&M's and place around the cookies, in a circle shape. Leave a space at the top to place the Twizzler on top of the cookie.
- Then serve up your cookies or store in a container at room temperature.
- Cookie Sheet Pan