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Unleash Holiday Magic With These Irresistible Christmas Wreath Cookies: Your Best Dessert Yet!

 

Hey cookie lovers! It's that time of year again when we start thinking about festive treats to share with our friends and family. Today, I'm going to show you how to make these adorable Christmas wreath cookies using a recipe I found on cotta.jp. These cookies are perfect for holiday parties or even just for a fun baking activity with your loved ones. So, let's get started!

Ingredients:

  • 160g of shortbread cookie dough
  • Red and green sugar paste
  • Icing sugar (as needed)
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)
  • 100g of Cotta cookie cutter (4mm thickness)

Instructions:

  1. Prep your cookie dough: Start by preparing your favorite shortbread cookie dough and chilling it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This makes it easier to work with and ensures a better cookie texture.

  2. Roll out the dough: Once your dough has chilled, dust your work surface with powdered sugar and roll out the dough until it's about 4mm thick.

  3. Cut out cookies: Use your Cotta cookie cutter to cut out round shapes from the rolled-out dough. Remove the excess dough and re-roll it to make more cookies.

  4. Make holes for ribbons: Using the tip of a small, round piping nozzle or a straw, make two small holes close to the edge of each cookie. These will serve as openings to thread the ribbon through for hanging your wreaths on the tree.

  5. Bake: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and bake your cookies for about 10-12 minutes, or until they are lightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.

  6. Decorate: Once your cookies are completely cooled, it's time to decorate! Roll out the red and green sugar paste, and cut out small, festive shapes like holly leaves and berries. You can get creative with your decorations; think cherries, snowflakes, or miniature candy canes.

  7. Attach the decorations: Use a small amount of icing sugar mixed with a little water to create a glue-like consistency. Apply a tiny dab of the icing mixture to the back of your sugar paste shapes and carefully press them onto the cookies.

  8. Thread the ribbon: Cut pieces of thin ribbon long enough to make a loop. Thread the ribbon through the holes in your cookies and tie the ends together to create a hanging loop.

  9. Enjoy and share: Your Christmas wreath cookies are now ready to be enjoyed and shared with your loved ones! Display them on a festive platter or hang them on your holiday tree as edible ornaments.

There you have it! A step-by-step guide to making these delightful Christmas wreath cookies. I hope you enjoy making (and eating) them as much as I did. If you'd like to share these cute cookies with the world, don't forget to pin this post on Pinterest. Happy baking and happy holidays!

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