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Gingerbread Wreath

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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 47 min
  • Servings 1
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This gingerbread wreath is a creative and delicious addition to the holidays!
Created Aug 25, 2009
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  • 4 tbsp (60 mL) flour
  • 1 pkg (510 g) Pillsbury* Refrigerated Gingerbread Cookies
  • 2 cups (500 mL) icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp (45-60 mL) water or milk
  • Food colouring
  • Assorted small candy sprinkles, edible glitter and/or coarse sugar


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Draw 10-inch (25 cm) circle on paper. Turn paper over so mark is on underside; line will show.
  • 2
    Sprinkle 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the flour on work surface. Shape 1/3 of the cookie dough into ball; press into flour. Keep remaining dough refrigerated. Press dough to form 8-inch (20 cm) round, turning and coating with flour frequently. Place in center of circle on paper-lined cookie sheet. Roll to form 10-inch (25 cm) round, about 1/4 -inch (6 mm) thick. If necessary, trim uneven edges. Cut 4-inch (10 cm) round from center; remove smaller dough round and set aside for cut-out cookies.
  • 3
    Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from baking sheet; place on cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, roll half of remaining dough on floured surface to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thickness. With 1 1/2 to 3-inch (3.5 to 7.5 cm) Christmas cookie cutters, cut out shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Repeat with remaining half of dough, dough scraps and flour.
  • 5
    Bake shapes for 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from baking sheets; place on cooling racks. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 6
    In small bowl, blend icing sugar and enough water or milk for desired spreading consistency. Divide frosting into small bowls; add food colour as desired. Frost and decorate cookies as desired. With dabs of frosting, attach cut-out cookies to cookie wreath, allowing 1 layer to set before adding another layer.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Kitchen Tip: Pillsbury* Refrigerated Sugar Cookies can be used for the Gingerbread Cookies.

Nutrition Information

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