Christmas Wreath Butter Cookies

Craving a super quick, yet yummy Christmassy treat? Want to whip up something festive to keep the Xmas spirit going? Kids asking for more cookies? They’re also great gifts. And if you’re feeling adventurous, hang them on the tree. Try this easy, 5 ingredient recipe for butter cookies.


  • 1/2 Cup Butter(Cold, Cubed)
  • 1/2 Cup Fine/Caster Sugar
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Few Drops Green Food Colour And Red Sprinkles For Decorations (I Used Wheat Crispy Cereal, Coloured Red)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Milk Only If Necessary


Prep: 35 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

  1. Cream butter and sugar till just combined. Add vanilla and combine lightly. Add flour slowly and mix till combined.
  2. Add a few drops of green food colour. Combine everything to a moist mixture. Do not knead.
  3. Add a spoon of milk only if the mixture seems dry and crumbly.
  4. Fill the mixture into a piping bag with a wide star nozzle, or you can use a cookie press. I used a chakli press.
  5. On a baking tray, lined with parchment, pipe circles to form wreaths, depending on the thickness of the nozzle tip. I made double circles as my tip was narrow.
  6. Add sprinkles to decorate.  
  7. Preheat oven to 180 deg C.
  8. Chill in the fridge for 20 to 30 mins to help firm the butter and prevent the cookies spreading as they heat.
  9. Bake for 5 to 8 mins, till just golden at edges, depending on the thickness of cookies. They will be slightly soft and harden as they cool. Allow to cool and set before lifting them.