Vanilla Wreath Cookies

  • Serves

    makes 4 dozen

  • Cook

    30 minutes


This buttery, vanilla-bean flecked cookie batter is scraped into a piping bag and can be formed into wreaths, bows, or any shape your holiday heart desires.


  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (7 oz.) sugar
  • 12 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 2 cups (9 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 14 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt


Step 1

Heat the oven to 350°. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla seeds until fluffy. Add flour, milk, and salt; beat on low speed until just combined. Scrape the dough into a cloth piping bag fitted with a 1⁄2-inch star tip and pipe 2 1⁄2-inch pretzel shapes onto baking sheets. Bake until lightly golden on the bottom, about 16 minutes.