This DIY Christmas gingerbread cookie wreath is extremely simple and so much fun to make. Gather the family in the kitchen and have fun baking up this yummy & pretty holiday treat!
Can you believe it’s almost that time of the year again? The holidays are here and I couldn’t be happier! Our home is slowly going from fall decor to Christmas. Although, we don’t have our tree up quite yet, I have started to incorporate small festive touches in our home. One place I always like to start is in the kitchen. It’s such a natural place to add seasonal items, such as baked goods and fresh greenery. This year my family and I got a craving for gingerbread cookies a little early. I took the left over cookies and decided to make a fun wreath to hang over our baking station in our kitchen. Today I’m joining a few blogging friends of mine including our host, Krista from The Happy Housie and I thought today would be a perfect time to share how I put it together!
You can use your favorite gingerbread cookie recipe for this wreath. I’ve included my family’s favorite recipe below if you need one. I used snow flakes and a star cutters and decorated the cookies with traditional royal icing and let them sit until the icing was set.
I purchased a 12″ wooden wreath form from Michael’s craft store for under $3. You could certainly make a ring from gingerbread but I thought this would be easier.
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I started by arranging the larger cookies on the wreath form to get the best placement.
I then took hot glue and glued each cookie onto the wreath. You could also use royal icing for this part. I just thought the hot glue would have a little more strength. Since were not planning on eating these later I figured better safe than sorry.
Next, add the smaller cookies to fill in the gaps and to add some depth. I attached those using hot glue as well.
Tie some ribbon around the top and it’s ready to hang. We used basic push pins to secure it from the bottom of the cabinets.
Classic Gingerbread Cookies
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 6 Tbsp. butter, softened
- 1 lg. egg
- 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
- 1 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup molasses
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
Using a mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and mix until combined.
Add the molasses and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
Slowly mix in the flour mixture. Mix until combined. Dump out the dough on the counter and form a loaf shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and let sit out at room temperate for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll dough about 1/4" thick on a floured surface.
Cut out cookies and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until crisp.
Place on a cooling rack. Once cooled, decorate desired icing.
You can find my favorite royal icing recipe here - https://www.thehoneyblonde.com/cookies/2016/02/the-best-royal-icing-for-decorating-cookies
We had a blast making the cookies and It got me to thinking that this would be a fun item to give to friends and family this Thanksgiving. There’s so many adorable cookie cutters this time of the year. This is a project you can get the kids involved in and just have fun with this holiday season. Just remember, don’t eat too many cookies before you get the wreath together, ha!
Don’t forget to stop by and take a peak at some of the projects below. There’s something festive no matter your style. I know you’ll leave feeling inspired and excited to decorate your home this holiday season!
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