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Christmas Wreaths

Yield 2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (4.25-ounce) tube green frosting
  • 1 cup mini red cinnamon candies

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg and almond extract, beating until blended. Gradually add flour, beating at low speed until mixture is blended.

  2. Use a cookie press with a star-shaped disc to shape dough into 2 1/2-inch circles on ungreased baking sheets, following manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Bake at 350° for 8 to 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Immediately remove to racks to cool.

  4. Pipe 2 leaves over seam on each cookie with green frosting; press 3 red candies between leaves, resembling holly.