Cream Cheese Wreath Cookies

READY IN: 38mins
YIELD: 60 Cookies


  • 1
    cup butter
  • 8
    ounces cream cheese
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 12
    cups sifted flour
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • green food coloring
  • candied red cherries (cut in half or quartered)
  • candy sprinkles


  • In a mixer beat the butter until smooth.
  • Add the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla until smooth blending each ingredient before adding the next.
  • If you are going to add color to the dough this is the stage to do it. Mix in your coloring to the desired tone.
  • Add Flour and salt to the mixture.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease the sheets (whichever you prefer).
  • Place dough into a cookie press and if using a star pattern, press out approximately 3-4 inches of dough.
  • Form the strings into circles and decorate with sprinkles and candied cherries.
  • Place decorated cookies in a 400 degree oven for 7-8 minutes.