Fluted cutouts of vanilla dough decorated with green sanding sugar yield the most beautiful holiday wreath cookies.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Tint dough with food color as desired. Shape dough into 2 disks, and wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

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  • Roll out 1 disk on a lightly floured piece of parchment to a 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat with remaining disk. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Using a 3/4-inch fluted round, cut out rounds. Overlap cutouts to form wreaths. Using a star aspic cutter, cut out stars. Transfer wreaths and stars to parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush wreaths and stars with water, and sprinkle generously with sanding sugar. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Bake until cookies are firm, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer sheets to wire racks; let cool completely. Affix stars to wreaths using a dot of vanilla or citrus glaze.

Variations

Try one of our cutout cookie variations: Stained-Glass Snowmen, Stained-Glass Wreaths, Sugared Wreaths, Cookie Houses, and Christmas Trees.

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