Snowflake Cookie Wreath
Christmas Coloring Pictures
1 16-oz package ready-made sugar cookie dough
1 cup flour
Royal icing (recipe below)
Snowflake cookie cutters
1. For the base, cut 2 wreath shapes from a piece of sturdy cardboard and
glue them together for additional support. Tie a hanging wire around the
2. Place the ready-made dough in a large bowl and bring to room temperature.
Add the additional flour and knead until smooth. This will make the dough
denser and sturdier for mounting your cookies.
3. Between two pieces of waxed paper, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick.
Chill flat for 15 minutes.
4. Cut out snowflake shapes using the cookie cutters and place them on an
ungreased cookie sheet.
5. Bake in a 350° oven for 12-15 minutes, until golden.
Let the cookies cool completely.
6. Decorate the cookies with Royal Icing and decorative sugar.
7. Place the remaining Royal Icing into a zip top bag and seal. Snip the
corner off the bag and squeeze. Use the icing as glue to adhere the cookies
to the wreath. Arrange the cookies around the cardboard base, overlapping
8. Let the wreath dry for several hours before hanging.
Finish with a bow.
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar
5 tablespoons meringue powder
1/4 cup pasteurized egg whites
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Food coloring (optional)
1. Combine the powdered sugar and meringue powder or egg whites in a mixing
bowl. Beat on low speed.
2. Add the lemon juice, one drop at a time. (You may not need the entire
amount depending on humidity and temperature.) Beat until the mixture is
creamy. Do not let it get runny. This will act as your "glue."
3. Tint with food coloring.
Make individual sugar cookie ornaments by placing a hole in the top of each
cookie before baking. (The eraser end of a yellow pencil is the right size.)
When the cookies have cooled, thread a ribbon through the hole and tie a
String your cookies together to make a garland.
You can find directions for our
Gingerbread Man Garland here.
To make a Cookie Tree Tower, use a Christmas tree cookie cutter and frost
the cookies bright green. Using additional Royal Icing as glue, stack the
cookies, fanning each one out at a different angle. If you have cookie
cutters of various sizes, grade your stack from the largest cookies on the
bottom to the smallest on top. On top, make a pyramid by gluing the final 3
cookies upright. Decorate the points of the tree with gumdrops.
About the Authors: Rondi Hillstrom Davis and Janell Sewall Oakes are
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