Cinnamon Wreaths

Try these fun and festive holiday wreaths that combine chocolate, cinnamon, and ginger.

Cinnamon Wreaths
Photo: Jay Wilde
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Cool Time:
2 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
18 to 20 cookies


  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • Red and/or green miniature candy-coated semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 1 recipe Frosting


  • 3 ounce white baking chocolate

  • ½ teaspoon shortening

  • Green food coloring


  1. In bowl beat butter with electric mixer 30 seconds. Beat in 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon, ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon salt until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour. Divide dough in half. Cover; chill about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon. On lightly floured surface, roll half the dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch scalloped cookie cutter. Cut out centers with 1-inch scalloped cutter. Place cutouts on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Press candy pieces into dough.

  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate with Frosting. Makes 18 to 20 cookies.


  1. In small saucepan melt white baking chocolate and shortening over low heat. Stir in a few drops green food coloring.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
10g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 1g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 61mg 1%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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