Over the weekend my mom and I decided to do some baking in preparation for Thanksgiving next weekend(for Canadians). I remember my mom making a cookie wreath when I was kid and loved it, I’ve been meaning to make one myself for a few years now but just never got around to it. This weekend I didn’t have much planned so it seemed like the perfect time to try it out!
Sugar Cookie Recipe:
**This recipe makes two batches for a full wreath**
1 cup Butter
2 cup White Sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
2 tablespoon Milk
4 cups Flour
3 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Bake at 350*
- Start off by pre-heating your oven to 350*
- Mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and then go ahead and add your wet ingredients to the same bowl. Blend well.
- Once you have your cookie dough, roll into three separate portions. Wrap 2 portions in saran wrap and then put in the fridge to cool for an hour (or until hard).
- With your left over portion make your acorn cookies. I shaped mine by hand by rolling them into a ball and squishing them flat (photo below). Next I shaped the ‘cap’ of the acorn by pressing in on the sides of my flattened ball and then added a little stem and hash marks.
- Brush cinnamon over the ‘cap’ of the acorn to give it some colour.
- Bake acorn cookies at 350* for 8 minutes or until desired (I like my cookies soft and chewy)
- Next take your refrigerated dough portions from the fridge and roll flat. Cut out your leaf shaped cookies and lay on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 350* for 7/8 minutes or until desired
- Take some of your cookie dough scraps and roll into little balls and slightly flatten(to make berries) . Bake for 4 minutes.
- Once all your cookies have been baked, let them cool in preparation for making the wreath!
The best part – Time to assemble your wreath!
This can be done any way you want, I chose not to put any icing on my cookies because I didn’t think they needed it. I liked the way the neutral tones looked with the subtle hints of brown from the acorns and berries. I flipped my ‘berry’ cookies over to show the browned side as a contrast throughout!
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