Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreaths with Candy Colour Mints

By Jennifer Fujita on September 25th, 2020
Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreaths with Candy Color Mints MC

It’s a cookie covered with…candy! Stir up some super-simple mints in holiday-bright colours to turn sugar cookies into a gift-worthy treat.

Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreaths with Candy Color Mints MC

Ingredients

  • Sugar cookies covered in white royal icing
  • 4 oz. Cream cheese
  • 1 lb. Powdered sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. Peppermint extract
  • Variety of bright gel food colours
  • Parchment paper
  • Pastry bag
  • Small (but not tiny) star and round decorating tips
  • Nonpareils (avoid the silver ones, called dragees—they’re covered with a small amount of inedible silver and are recommended for decoration only)
  • Sugar sprinkles
  • Bernard’s royal icing

Directions

  1. Mix the cream cheese with the powdered sugar and peppermint extract.
  2. Divide into equal portions and mix each with a few drops of gel food colour.
  3. Pipe onto parchment using the star and round tips. Try different shapes: stars, kisses, leaves with holly berries, candy canes—the more variety, the better. Sprinkle on sugar as desired.
  4. Allow mints to air-dry overnight.
  5. Squeeze dabs of royal icing from a pastry bag to attach mints and nonpareils to the cookies. (If you’d like, you can arrange them first on a dry, iced cookie then attach them one by one.)
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About Jennifer Fujita
Hometown
: St. Louis, Missouri
Artistic style: Easy peasy
Inspiration: A family of good cooks and big eaters!
Happy place: Cooking in my kitchen with the music blaring.
Favorite project or work of art: Any art you can eat