Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreaths with Candy Color Mints

Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreaths with Candy Color Mints

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

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Sugar cookies covered in white royal icing
4 oz. cream cheese
1 lb. powdered sugar
⅛ tsp. peppermint extract
Variety of bright gel food colors
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


  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 color.
  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.)

Use this sugar cookie dough if you are making these wreaths from scratch.