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Holly Wreaths

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 3 dozen

I've never come across another spritz cookie like this - one calling for cream cheese as an ingredient. That helps to keep these wreaths moist a long time, while also adding a delicious flavor. —Dee Lein, Longmont, Colorado
Holly Wreaths Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Green candied cherries, thinly sliced
  • Red Hots
  • Decorating icing

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter and cream cheese. Add sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour.
  2. Using a cookie press fitted with a star piping tip, shape dough into 2-1/2-in. wreaths 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set (do not brown), 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  3. Decorate with green cherry pieces for leaves and Red Hots for berries. Use red decorating icing to form bows and adhere candy to wreaths.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 90 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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