Christmas Wreath Sugar Cookies

These homemade Christmas wreath cookies are easy to make and use many ingredients you likely already have on hand.

Preheat oven to 350°F and start measuring out all your ingredients.

Cream unsalted butter, vanilla and almond extract, and sugars together in your mixing bowl for 3 minutes.

Add salt, baking powder, as well as your eggs and flour. Mix for about 2 minutes on medium speed.

Dough will initially look crumbly but pull together.

Be sure to scrape down your bowl between steps to fully incorporate all ingredients.

Next, I spread my silicon baking mats onto my kitchen counter, flour them, and use these for rolling out my dough.

I like dividing dough in halves or thirds and working with it in two or three waves. I find it easier to roll dough in smaller portions at a time.

Once the dough is flattened and roughly a quarter of an inch thick, press the round cutter into it.

Use the larger end of a big piping tip (like Wilton 2D) to cut out the middle sections of each wreath and add it back to your remaining dough.

Use a spatula to lift and transfer dough onto ungreased aluminum baking sheets or space out the cookies on silicon mats and slide those onto each baking sheet.

Bake cookies for 11-15 minutes (longer time for larger cookies, shorter for small ones). Transfer them to a cooling rack after they’ve sat on the baking sheets 5 or so minutes outside of the oven and are firm enough to handle.

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