Finger-Paint Holiday Wreath Cookies

Finger-Paint Holiday Wreath Cookies

Treat your family with these Christmas wreath cookies decorated with Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting - a delightful dessert.

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About 1 1/2 dozen cookies

cup shortening
cup butter or margarine, softened
cup sugar
teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
teaspoon green food color
teaspoon red food color
cup Betty Crocker® red cinnamon decors
  1. In medium bowl, beat shortening, butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla until smooth. Beat in flour and baking soda, scraping bowl occasionally, until well blended.
  2. Shape dough into a roll, 5 inches long and 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate about 1 hour 30 minutes or until very firm.
  3. Heat oven to 375°F. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices. On ungreased cookie sheet, place slices 2 inches apart. With 1-inch round cookie cutter or cleaned plastic bottle cap, cut out centers of cookies. Cut each cutout center part cookie in half. Place 2 halves at bottom of each wreath to shape bow.
  4. Bake 6 to 11 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  5. Reserve 1/2 cup of the frosting in small microwavable bowl. Spread remaining frosting on cookies. Spoon 1/4 cup of reserved frosting into another small microwavable bowl. Microwave each bowl of frosting uncovered on High about 5 seconds or until warm; stir until pourable. Stir green food color into frosting in one bowl; stir red food color into frosting in other bowl.
  6. Create a wreath pattern on frosted cookies by dipping one fingertip into warm green frosting and lightly pressing onto wreath part of cookies, repeating to resemble wreath. Create a bow by dipping another fingertip into warm red frosting and lightly coating bow part of cookies. Rewarm frosting if it gets too stiff. Press 3 to 9 cinnamon candies onto wreath to look like berries.
Makes About 1 1/2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Finger paint with frosting--how fun!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 240
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 40mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 26g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.