Very Merry Cookie Wreath

We found this Very Merry Cookie Wreath on Pinterest and tried to figure out where the original source was, but had a devil of a time. If you know, let us know so we can give them credit.

It looks like a super fun project to do with the kids and would be a great idea for teacher gifts or an edible table center piece!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Refrigerated Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • 14- x 17-inch piece of cardboard for base, covered in foil or parchment paper or large flat platter
  • NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Morsels (such as Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Premier White)
  • Assorted WONKA Holiday Candies (WONKA EVERLASTING COBSTOPPER Snowballs, NERDS or SPREE)
  • Decorator sprinkles, candies and sugars
  • 20-inch strip of strawberry fruit-flavored snack in 3-foot rolls

Directions

Prepare cookies following package directions. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Combine the frosting and food coloring in a small bowl to the shade of green desired.

Spread heaping teaspoons of frosting on flat sides of cookies.

Arrange 15 cookies on the base or platter in a 12-inch circle to form outer ring of wreath.

Arrange 12 cookies inside the outer ring of cookies, forming inside ring of wreath. Adhered cookies can be moved to create more space.

Arrange remaining 13 cookies on base ring for a second layer.

Decorate with remaining frosting, morsels, candies, sprinkles and sugars as desired. Attach bow to top of wreath.

TO MAKE BOW:

Cut four 5-inch strips from fruit snack roll. Peel off paper backing. Cut a small “V” on end of two strips. Form loops with remaining two strips; pinch ends together. Place loops on top of strips. Pinch all together to make bow!

TIPS:
• For easier decorating, 1 cup of icing can be spooned into resealable, heavy-duty plastic bag; seal. Cut small corner of bag. Squeeze bag to use. Fill with additional icing as needed. Store any leftover icing covered in refrigerator for up to 30 days.
• Cookies can also be made into a tree, initials or any other shape desired.

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