Embellished Wreath Cookies


Sugar Cookies
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted, plus more if needed
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Candied ginger, finely chopped
  • Candied citrus, finely chopped
  • Pistachios (preferably Sicilian), finely chopped
  • Sugared edible flowers, such as rose petals and violets

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