Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Wreath Cookies

The cookie war continues.  I think I am winning.  I made these yesterday. Here is the recipe:
2 sticks of butter
1 C. sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
zest of 1 orange
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
2-1/2 C. flour

Mix this all together and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut out wreath shapes and bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes.  Mine took 8 minutes.

Beat 1 C. of confectioners sugar with 1 T. spiced rum and 3-4 T. of heavy cream. Frost each cookie.

Press pecan pieces, dried cherries, dried cranberries, pistachios, raisins, candied ginger and hazelnut pieces or any dried fruits and nuts of your choice on to the wet icing.  Let them sit until the frosting sets.

Rugelach and wreathes.

Lots more baking to do!

13 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

They are so festive!

Robin Larkspur said...

Beautiful wreaths!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The wreaths are adorable! Could a tinge of green food colouring be added to the icing to make them look like pine wreaths?

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

May I please eat one, right off the computer screen?????

:-)

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

These do look very nice and I like the sound of candied ginger and hazelnuts :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

the wild magnolia said...

I love Christmas Wreathes! These are beautiful.

Nellie said...

Really pretty! You will have some good looking cookie trays!

Barb said...

You get the award," Champion Cookie Baker!!"

Dog Trot Farm said...

Joyce, I just have to inquire, does your kitchen stove ever have the opportunity to cool off? You certainly have earned the award for cook of the year!! You have offered us, your followers, so many wonderful recipes. Thank you. Rugelach is a Christmas favorite in our home. A care package to Maine would be most welcomed! LOL. Merry Christmas to you and your's, Julie.

Ina in Alaska said...

I am exhausted!!!! (smiling!)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Goodness, Joyce..are you having an open house or just tons of company for Christmas..or..or are these going to be Christmas gifts? Daughter Mary always gives cookies for Christmas..and everyone looks forward to them.

Dee said...

Looks wonderful!

Joy said...

WOW! You are super busy! The cookies look delicious!