Cookie Wreath/ Nutty Fruity Cookies/ Holiday Cookies

Cookie Wreath/ Nutty Fruity Cookies/ Holiday Cookies
 Cookie Wreath/ Nutty Fruity Cookies/ Holiday Cookies
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Chilling time: 60 minutes
Baking time: 10-15 minutes
Makes 70 big size cookies

Whole wheat Flour- 3cups
All Purpose Flour- 3cups
Butter- 300 grams(chilled,unsalted and cut into cubes)
Baking powder- 1.5 teaspoon
Milk- 1/2 cup
Yogurt- 1/2 cup
Sugar powder- 6 cups

Lemon essence - 2 tablespoon
Lemon rind- 2 teaspoon
Lemon Juice- 2 tablespoon

Almonds- 1/2 cup, chopped
Cashews- 1/2 cup, chopped
Macadamia nuts- 1/2 cup, chopped
Pecan nuts- 1/2 cup, chopped
Cranberries, dried- 1/2 cup
Tutti fruity- 1/2 cup
To Garnish- Chocolate, Sugar sprinkles, Sugar balls, M&Ms (according to your requirement)


In a mixing bowl, with the help of a spoon or spatula mix together whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and baking powder.

Add chilled butter. Cut the butter into cubes and then add.

With your fingertips break the butter and mix with the flour. You can do it with food processor or a stand mixer or else get your hands do the job and feel the texture of the dough.

Mix till you get a bread crumb like texture in the mixture.

Add powdered sugar.Mix well with a spoon or spatula.

Add Yogurt.

Lightly mix and then add milk.

Add in rest of the ingredients.

Mix entire mixture together to a dough.
Don’t knead.

Keep this dough in fridge for half an hour.Chill the dough.
After half an hour remove the cookie dough and spread some flour on the work surface as well as on the dough.

With a rolling pin, roll the dough gently. Roll the dough to a thickness of 0.50 to 0.75 cms.

With the help of cookie cutters, cut the dough into cookies.
Gather the remaining dough and again roll. Cut with the cookie cutter and repeat the process.

Then place the cookies in a baking tray lined with parchment paper and keep this tray in fridge for half an hour. This step will make your cookies more crispier and will avoid the spreading of cookies while baking.
In the meanwhile preheat your oven at 180*C for 15 minutes.

After half an hour take out the baking tray from fridge and bake your cookies in a preheated oven at 180*C for 10-12 minutes.Keep an eye after 9-10 minutes.If you see the edges are getting brown remove the tray from the oven. Otherwise bake more. 
Once baked, immediately remove them when still hot and place them on a wired tray or rack. Let the cookies cool down.

Once they cool down at room temperature you can decorate them with some melted chocolate, sugar balls and sprinkles.
Let your chocolate decorated cookies air dry for 1 hour.
After that place them in an air tight jar or box.
Enjoy them with hot milk, tea or coffee!!!!! 
This recipe is going to my Healthy Wellthy bloghop group. You can check some other yummy scrumptious Christmas shares: