Gingerbread Cookie Wreath

This gingerbread wreath is a creative and delicious addition to the holidays, but you could perk up any special day with a wreath made from gingerbread cookie dough!

  • prep time 1 hr 50 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 30

Ingredients

1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1
roll (30 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated gingerbread cookies
4
cups powdered sugar
5
to 7 tablespoons water or milk
Food color
Assorted small candy sprinkles, edible glitter and/or decorator sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Draw 11-inch circle on paper. Turn paper over so mark is on underside; line will show through.
  • 2 Sprinkle 2 tablespoons 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 round, turning and coating with flour frequently. Place in center of circle on paper-lined cookie sheet. Roll to form 11-inch round, about 1/4 inch thick. If necessary, trim uneven edges. Cut 4-inch round from center; remove smaller dough round and set aside for cut-out cookies.
  • 3 Bake wreath at 350°F. for 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; place on wire rack. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 Meanwhile, roll half of remaining dough on floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. With 1 1/2 to 3-inch Christmas cookie cutters, cut out shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining half of dough, dough scraps and flour.
  • 5 Bake shapes at 350°F. for 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets; place on wire racks. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 6 In small bowl, blend powdered sugar and enough water for desired spreading consistency. Divide frosting into small bowls; add food color as desired. Frost and decorate cookies as desired. With dabs of frosting, attach 1/2 of the cut-out cookies to cookie wreath, allowing 1 layer to set before adding another layer. Place remaining cookies on serving plate; serve with wreath.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/30 of Recipe without Decorations
    Calories
    190
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    0mg
    0%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    34g
    34%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    16g
    16%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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