Holly Cookies Cornflake Style

Key Lime


I just ran across my Mom's recipe for Holly Cookies. The index card is stained with green food coloring and looks like it has gotten alot of use during her Christmas baking. I did however add one little thing, used butter instead of margarine and added Vanilla Extract. I suppose you could add other flavorings as well like Almond. The original recipe calls for melting the marshmallows and margarine in a double boiler.

Enjoy...Happy Holidays...get it???

I took a picture of Mom's original recipe, it brings back GREAT memories.


★★★★★ 4 votes

makes about 55 cookies
15 Min


  • 1 stick
    butter, unsalted + 2 t.
  • 1 pkg
    large marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    green food coloring
  • 1
    capful of pure vanilla
  • 5 c
  • 1
    small container of red candied cherries

How to Make Holly Cookies Cornflake Style


  1. Cut the candied cherries into fourths(1/4), set aside for decoration.
  2. Add marshmallows and butter(in pieces) to a microwave safe container. Micorwave until mixture is melted. This will take about 1 - 2 minutes. Stir well to make sure that everything has melted and is smooth.
  3. Mix in Pure Vanilla and green food coloring. Stir well to combine.
  4. Add cornflakes to the marshmallow mixture. Stir well to combine.
  5. With greased or damp fingers, drop the cornflake mix onto parchment paper. I used mini paper cups. Place a red candied cherry in the middle of the "Wreath".

Printable Recipe Card

About Holly Cookies Cornflake Style

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtags: #holiday #Bake #No

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