Lime Christmas Wreaths

Relish these citrusy Christmas wreath cookies decorated with sprinkles – tasty dessert that can be stored for holiday treats.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 30

1/2
cup butter, softened
1/4
cup sour cream
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1
egg
2
tablespoons grated lime peel
1
tablespoon lime juice
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 tablespoons lime juice
Betty Crocker™ colored sugars, if desired
White candy sprinkles or Betty Crocker™ colored sprinkles, if desired

  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter, sour cream and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add egg, lime peel, lime juice and vanilla; beat until smooth. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt until dough forms. Gather dough into ball; divide in half. Shape each half into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Place pastry cloth on work surface; sprinkle with flour. With floured cloth-covered rolling pin, roll 1 disk of dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with floured 3-inch fluted cutter. With 1-inch scalloped or fluted canapé cutter, cut out center of each circle. On ungreased cookie sheet, place wreath cutouts 1 inch apart. Cut each small cutout in half; brush backs of small cutouts with water and place on wreaths for bows. Repeat with second disk of dough.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges start to brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of the lime juice with wire whisk. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is thin. Working with a few cookies at a time, brush glaze over cookies and immediately decorate with sugars and sprinkles as desired. Let stand until set. Store in layers with waxed paper between.

Expert Tips

Silicone brushes work very well for brushing the glaze onto the cookies. They can be purchased in most kitchen stores or kitchen sections of department stores.

If you prefer, you can skip the glaze, and sprinkle the unbaked cookies with colored sugar before baking. Some sprinkles will melt during baking, so do some experimenting before sprinkling all of the cookies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.