Almond Wreaths

Almond Wreaths

Elegant and easy – these pretty cookies have a hint of almond and will make any cookie tray complete.

1:30prep time 2:45total time
60 cookies
353 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
2 to 3 tablespoons water

Decorations

Nonpareils, decorator candies and sugars, as desired

Directions

Combine butter and 1 cup powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, almond extract and salt; continue beating until mixed. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Shape dough, one-half at a time, (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) into 1-inch balls. Cut each ball in half; roll each half into 4 1/2-inch rope. Gently twist two ropes together; shape into a wreath. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack placed over waxed paper. Cool completely.

Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl; stir until smooth. Brush glaze onto cooled cookies using pastry brush; immediately sprinkle with decorations, as desired.

Recipe Tip

- Dough will be cold from refrigerator; let rest at room temperature a few minutes for easier shaping, if necessary.

- If you don’t have a pastry brush to glaze cookies, gently dip tops of cookies into glaze and shake off excess glaze.

- Dough can be shaped into candy canes or simply rolled into balls and baked.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13389©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This became a family traditional favorite from the first time we made them. They are very pretty on cookie trays.
I really enjoyed making and decorating these cookies. They are as tasty as they are pretty.
Very good and very pretty on a cookie tray!

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