Days of Christmas Cookies - " Xmas Wreath"

“1 a Day”


It's no secret that I enjoy baking. I grew up with it. The holidays, especially, have very fond memories for me centered on helping my Mother bake cookies. There were the regulars; sugar cookie cut-outs, peanut butter blossoms, teacakes, candy cane cookies, pastries, donuts and cakes.

I've found for myself though, that it seems like every year gets a little more hectic. A little more stressful. And a little less enjoyable. Come January 2nd, I find myself regretting that I didn't get around to making cookies, or going for a walk, or snuggling up with the kids and some hot cocoa while we watch A Christmas Movie. I got too busy trying to give my kids a good Christmas, that I forgot what made Christmas so magical for me growing up.

This year I vow to not let that happen. I've vowed to enjoy every day this holiday season. I'm not letting regrets happen. One way I'm doing that is by making a Christmas cookie recipe each day up until Christmas Eve. Yep! That means I will be making Christmas cookie recipes this year and I will be blogging about each one. Some will be the classics I grew up with but most will be new to me.


Here is the first cookie, Enjoy!


Holly Wreaths



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Green cherries, cut into thin slices
  • Red-hot candies
  • Frosting and decorator gel



  • In a bowl, cream butter and cream cheese. Add sugar; blend well. Stir in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with star tip, form dough into 2-1/2-in. wreaths on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool on wire racks.
  • Decorate wreaths with green cherry "leaves" and red-hot candy "berries" attached with a drop of frosting.
  • Add bows with decorator gel.


Yield: about 3 dozen.

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