Melt-Away Peppermint Wreaths

Melt-Away Peppermint Wreaths


"Christmas wreaths in red and green ... yummy!"


servings 197 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.5g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter or margarine; gradually add sugar, beating well.
  3. Add flour, and mix well. Stir in peppermint extract.
  4. Divide dough in half and place in separate bowls. Tint half of dough with red food coloring and the other half with the green food coloring.
  5. Roll dough into balls using 1/2 teaspoon dough per ball. For each wreath shaped cookie, place six balls in a circle, alternating colors, on ungreased cookie sheets. Press together securely. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes; then remove to racks. Cool completely.
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  1. 14 Ratings


i've been using this recipe for the last 4 years and will continue to do so as long as i keep getting requests to make them. they are time consuming but well worth it, i promise :) the wreaths...

Nice tasting cookie but just way to much work in rolling all those little balls!!!!!!!!!!

I added 1 egg to the creamed butter along with 1 t. peppermint extract (instead of adding the extract after the flour). After reading the falling apart review, I figured it needed an egg. I had...

This cookie just was not for me it does not have a lot of flavor even after I doubled the pepermint extract. Once they were backed they fell apart and you could not even tell they were shaped l...

These are my kids favourite Christmas Cookies. My kids loved rolling the little balls. A little trick I use so they don't fall apart is to flatten them a bit with the palm of your hand. They ...

Mine didn't stick together so each piece of the wreath fell off. Tasted ok.

These cookies did not stick together at all... even after cooling, just as another review had stated. I, too, doubled the peppermint extract amount, but they still had no flavor at all. I will n...

My cookies tend to come out hard on bottom and soft on the top, so I flipped the cookies and let them cook on both sides. I live at altitude of 5000 ft and did not adjust this recipe. I did not ...

I grew up on these cookies (hi Judy! ) and loved helping my mom make them. Yes, an extra pair of hands helps however my mother never shied away from a challenging recipe. I find them delicious, ...