Lemon Glazed Christmas Wreath Cookies

Marcellina, Marcellina in Cucina, posted beautiful lemon glazed wreath cookies two weeks ago and I immediately wanted to try them. It’s a not too sweet butter cookie with a sweet but tart lemon glaze shaped little a wreath. Perfect for the holidays.

The recipe was originally printed in Australian Women Weekly so it was in metric measurements. I thought about converting it but then decided someone else had probably already done the work, so I Googled it and found the converted recipe on Maria’s Menu. Not only did Maria have the recipe, she also had a link to a video teaching how to shape the wreaths!

I talked my oldest son in to making these with me. It’s a bit time time consuming to shape them, but easier than rolling out and decorating sugar cookies. Our first wreaths were a little misshapen but after a while we got better at it, although they all looked pretty after they were glazed! I didn’t love this cookie without the glaze because it isn’t very sweet, but after they were glazed with the tart sweet glaze, I couldn’t get enough of them.

Lemon Glazed Christmas Wreath Cookies

Lemon Glazed Christmas Wreath Cookies


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • Lemon Icing
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp Lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350º.

Sift flour into medium bowl, rub in butter. (I pulsed the butter and flour in the food processor until incorporated.)

Combine milk & sugar in small saucepan, stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved, add extract; cool 5 -10 mins.

Stir combined warm milk mixture and egg into flour mixture. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth.

Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into 5 inch rope. Twist two ropes together, form into circles; press edges together. Place about 1 inch apart on oven trays. Bake about 15 mins. Cool on wire racks. When the cookies are completely cooled drizzle the lemon icing on the cookies. (I dropped the cookie upside down into the icing and removed it by lifting it out with a knife in the middle of the wreath.)

Lemon Icing

Sift powdered sugar into a heat proof bowl; stir in enough juice to make a firm paste. Stir over small saucepan of simmering water until pourable.


adatped from Australian Women Weekly


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  1. Bob Stanley says

    I made these and I loved them. It would be easy to make them look really festive with silver dragees or red and green confetti.

    • says

      Thanks Bob – I really do need to make them again and dress them up for the holidays. I remember thinking last year after they were made that I wish I had some sprinkles to dress them up with. So glad you love them too!

  2. says

    What beautiful, festive cookies! So glad you made these (and passed on a great recipe) and kudos and double kudos for talking a son into helping! Now I want to taste one. Great Xmas gift cookie too!

  3. says

    I think your Christmas Wreath cookies are so pretty. I would love to open up a tin of these cookies. I love anything lemon and I know I would love these lemon glazed cookies. Another great cookie to make this holiday season.

  4. says

    Love these lemon glazed cookies!! The glaze is smooth and beautiful. I am on a search for anything that will go with my tea and these look like the perfect sweet to along with it. Shulie

  5. says

    How lovely these look! I’m on the hunt for recipes to fill my Chrissie cookie tins and I think these will be at the top – they look a bit ike wee doughnuts.

  6. says

    I’ve loving the arrival of all the fab Christmas treats. It’s time for me to get started! I’m a bit behind! 😉 Nice to come across your blog!