Holly Berry Cookies
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- 1/2 cup
- 30 large
- 1-1/2 tsp.
- vanilla extract
- 1 tsp.
- green food coloring
- 4 cups
- corn flakes cereal
- Red Hots
- cinnamon candies, to garnish cookies
1Line 2 large baking sheets with wax paper; then set sheets aside.
2In a large kettle or Dutch oven, add the butter. (I used a 5-quart Teflon coated Dutch oven.)
3Melt the butter over low heat, then add the marshmallows; stirring constantly until the marshmallows have melted completely.
4Remove kettle from heat, and add the vanilla extract and food coloring; stirring until the food coloring has blended well into the melted marshmallow mixture.
5Drop mixture, one heaping tablespoon at a time onto the wax paper; spacing them at least 1-inch apart, then decorate each with 2-3 red hots cinnamon candies (quickly before they set).
6Allow cookies to set on the wax paper for a few hours, so they will harden.
7To store cookies, place them in an air tight container with a lid.
8Note: When I display the cookies on a platter, I keep them intact on the wax paper. If giving cookies to others, I cut closely around the wax paper and cookies with a scissors. And when ready to eat the cookies, just peel off the wax paper.