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Crispy christmas wreath cookies

Crispy christmas wreath cookies

After halloween, the holidays are coming! Crispy christmas wreath cookies is a typical Dutch cookie for the holidays. They are for sale at bakeries, grocery stores and pastry shops. In January, you will see them on sale and they vanish from the shelves. This recipe comes from the Dutch cookie bible. Which is a Dutch cookies recipe book. You can find there old and new cookie recipes. We bake them during the holidays for give away with an order.

This christmas wreath cookie comes in different flavors. Most common are almond and vanilla. also the topping of this cookie is sometimes different. You see sliced almonds or candied sugar! This cookie isn’t difficult to make. You only need a flower or edged cookie cutter and apple corer.

Dutch christmas wreath cookie dough
with sliced almonds and vanilla

Prepare cookie dough

It is important to have all ingredients measured up front. You can use a hand or stand mixer for this recipe. The only thing which is important is to mix short and on low speed. Make sure you have one smooth dough and let it chill for a few hours in the refrigerator. When you use a rolling pin and make 1/3 inch of flat dough, this is easier to cut out cookies and this is a nice thickness. When you cut out Crispy christmas wreath cookies, use a edged cookie cutter.

Edge cookie cutter and apple corer  for Crispy christmas wreath cookies
with sliced almond and vanilla
Apple corer using for Crispy christmas wreath cookies
with sliced almonds and vanilla

When your cookies are ready for the oven, make sure your oven is pre-heated on 340F or 170C. Place your oven rack on the second lowest section. This prevent burning because these cookies are with egg wash on top. For Crispy christmas wreath cookies, you can use sliced almonds or candied sugar. Sometimes we use colorful sprinkles as well. This is what some of our customers prefer, but isn’t common for this cookie.

Crispy christmas wreath cookies
Crispy christmas wreath cookies with sliced almonds

Baking cookies

Crispy christmas wreath cookies need a short time of baking in the oven. When these cookies are ready, let these cookies chill on a rack to cool off on room temperature. When this is all done, your Crispy christmas wreath cookies are ready! These cookies are most eaten when the holidays starts and you see them in stores. Now you can make your own Dutch christmas wreath cookies! Enjoy baking Crispy christmas wreath cookies and happy holidays!

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approx 20 cookies

Serves 2 cookies

Crispy christmas wreath cookies

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 7/8 cup (200 grams) butter on room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup (150 grams) white caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemonzest
  • pinch of coarse salt
  • 1 egg yolk (room temperature)
  • 2 cups (300 grams) of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • sliced almonds or candied sugar are optional
  • 1 egg (whisked egg wash)
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  1. whisk 2 cups of all purpose flour with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Use a fork for this!
  2. Mix on low speed 7/8 cup of butter, 1 1/2 cup of white caster sugar, 1 tbsp lemonzest and pinch of salt until incorporated.
  3. Add one egg yolk. When incorporated, blend all purpose flour with baking soda and knead until you have one dough. Wrap this in foil and keep the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  4. Pre heat your oven on 340F or 170 C. Then dust your countertop with flour.
  5. Use a rolling pin and roll out your dough for about 1/3 inch thick! Use an edged cookie cutter and cut out cookies. Use an apple corer in the middle of each cookie.
  6. Brush on each cookie lightly egg wash and select your topping of choice! (Sliced almonds, candied sugar or sprinkles). Put your topping on top of the egg wash.
  7. Put each cookie on a baking tray or silicone baking mat and bake these cookies in 15 minutes.
  8. Use a baking rack to cool off christmas wreath cookies until they are on room temperature.


Use rolling pin, apple corer and brush for this recipe. Topping is optional for this cookie. Most common are sliced almonds or candied sugar.

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