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You'll have the merriest cookies of all at your cookie swap when you bring Coconut Christmas Wreaths to the party. Green tinted coconut gives these cookies their wreath-life appearance while Red Hots candies or red M&M's Minis substitute for holly berries.

Recipe by MyRecipes December 2011

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Credit: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Susan Vajaranant

Recipe Summary test

prep:
40 mins
bake:
10 mins
total:
50 mins
Yield:
about 60 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place oven rack in middle of oven and preheat to 375ºF. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment.

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  • Combine confectioners' sugar, coconut, egg whites, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl and mix with a rubber spatula. Add green food coloring and stir in completely until the dough is desired color. Dough will be sticky.

  • Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto baking sheets. Moisten your fingers with water. Using your index finger, make a 1/2-inch hole in center of each cookie. Carefully flatten dough with your fingers into a 3-inch wreath shape. Remoisten fingertips with water as needed. (Cookies don't spread as they cook, so leave about 1 inch between them on the baking sheet.) Repeat with remaining dough. Press a few M&M's Minis or other decorations into each cookie.

  • Bake cookies until firm and light brown around edges, 8 to 10 minutes. (Cookies will firm as they cool; they are very soft coming out of oven.) Let cool on baking sheets on wire racks. Repeat with remaining dough and candies.

Nutrition Facts

83 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 4g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 1g; sodium 15mg.
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