Looking for easy Christmas cookies to make with kids? Try these cute M&M Christmas wreath sugar cookies that are fun to decorate and even more fun to eat!
Baking cookies together is a great way to spend some quality time with your kids during the holiday season. But decorating Christmas cookies can be difficult – and messy – when you’re baking with kids.
Luckily, there’s a simple way to make cookie decorating fun for kids of any age – use some candy! These M&M wreath cookies are the perfect way to get your kids involved in Christmas cookie decorating this year without the mess.
What Do I Need to Make M&M Wreath Cookies?
Making your own adorable wreath cookies at home doesn’t have to be difficult! With the help of some chocolate candies and licorice bows, you and your kids can put together some cute treats with just a handful of supplies.
To make your own wreath cookies for Christmas this year, you’ll need:
- Sugar cookie dough
- White icing
- Green M&Ms
- Peel ‘n Twist Twizzlers
How Do I Make Wreath Sugar Cookies?
You’re going to love just how simple these cookies are to decorate, which means they’re perfect for little ones! Just follow these easy instructions to help your kids decorate their own Christmas wreath cookies for the holidays.
Step 1: Bake and frost your sugar cookies.
Before your kids can add their decorations, you’ll need to start by baking your sugar cookie dough. To make things super simple, I suggest using pre-made sugar cookie dough that’s already portioned out. Since these portions bake into perfect circles, they’re the optimal backdrop for your candy wreaths!
Just follow the instructions on the package to bake your cookies, then allow them to cool completely. Then, spread a thin layer of icing over the top of each cooled sugar cookie.
Step 2: Make the wreath bows.
Now it’s time for your kids to have some fun decorating their holiday treats!
While the cookies are cooling, hand them a few pieces of the Peel ‘n Twist Twizzlers and tell them to peel all the strips off of each piece. Then, carefully tie the thin strips into bows to decorate the top of each wreath cookie.
Your Twizzlers bows should look something like this:
Step 3: Decorate the Christmas sugar cookies to look like wreaths.
After adding the icing to the top of the cookies, decorate around the edge of each cookie with green M&Ms, creating a wreath shape on the top of each treat. When you’re placing the green candies on the cookie, be sure to leave an empty space at the top.
Then, gently press the Twizzler’s bow into the open space at the top of each cookie. The icing should act like a glue to hold the bow in place. And here’s what your cute wreath sugar cookies should look like:
Christmas Wreath Cookie Decorating Ideas
These kid-friendly cookies are so simple to make and decorate! And with these fun decorating ideas, your entire family will have a blast making holiday memories in the kitchen for Christmas this year.
- Make your own sugar cookies. Using premade sugar cookie dough is great when you’re hoping to make an easy treat. But if you want your kids to get more involved in the holiday baking, try making sugar cookies from scratch instead. After your cookies are prepared, just follow the instructions for decorating your treats.
- Experiment with colors. Green is the classic color for wreath-making, but that doesn’t mean your kids can’t get creative! Let them have fun creating different designs with the colors of candy they use in their wreaths to create some cute holiday treats. You can also add food coloring to the icing before spread it on the top of the cookies to add even more color to your holiday treats.
- Use sprinkles for decorating. In addition to M&Ms, your kids can also use sprinkles to create their wreath cookies. Give them green sprinkles and let them make wreath shapes around the edge of each cookie to decorate their treats.
- Decorate with icing. If you have kids who are a little more advanced in the cookie decorating department, let them have some fun drawing their wreath decorations on with icing instead of using candy. You can add green food coloring to the leftover icing, then transfer the green frosting to a piping bag with a small star tip. After that, they can use the green frosting to draw a wreath shape around the edge of the cookie and top it with a licorice bow.
Where Can I Find Green M&Ms?
You can purchase a big container of green M&Ms on Amazon, which is perfect if you’re planning on making a bunch of cookies. But if you’re only planning on decorating a small batch of sugar cookies, just grab a big bag of Christmas M&Ms from your grocery store and sort out all the green M&Ms from the package.
How Do I Store Wreath Sugar Cookies?
Your finished sugar cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. As you’re placing your cookies in the container, make sure to be careful while you’re stacking them. Placing a piece of wax paper between each layer will help keep the decorations on the cookies on the bottom from being disturbed.
After you place the lid on your container, store them in a cool, dry spot like your cabinet or pantry, and they’ll stay fresh for up to four days.
Other Cute Christmas Cookes to Make with Kids
You can’t just make ONE Christmas cookie recipe for the holidays, right?! Here are some other cute Christmas cookies for kids to make this year:
Easy Reindeer Sugar Cookies – These super cute cookies are another fun Christmas treat that your kids will LOVE decorating! You could even make these cookies at the same time as the wreath sugar cookies… Just frost half of the cookies with white icing and the other half with chocolate icing, and then decorate!
No-Bake Snowflake Cookies – These no-bake cookies are made from store-bought pizzelles, and your older kids and tweens will have fun decorating them!
- 1 package pre-made sugar cookie dough
- 1 container white icing
- green M&M's
- 3 Peel 'n Pull Twizzlers
- Bake the sugar cookies according to the package instructions. When cookies are done, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- While the cookies are cooling, peel the Twizzlers apart into individual pieces. Tie each piece in a bow and set aside.
- When the cookies are cool, spread a thin layer of white icing on the top of each cookie.
- Place the green M&Ms in a circle around the outer edge of each cookie, pressing down slightly so the candy sticks to the icing. Leave a small space open on the top for the Twizzler bow. Press the bow down in to the icing at the top of the M&M wreath.
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