Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookies

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These cornflake wreaths are easy cookies to make with the kids during the holidays. Once people try them, they can't get enough!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen

These cornflake wreath cookies are fun, festive, and incredibly kid-friendly. Not only will your little ones love eating the wreath cookies, they'll enjoy helping you mix up the ingredients and "decorating" their sweet creations.

Tip from recipe creator Sharon P: If you don't have a microwave, place the marshmallows and butter in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until marshmallows and butter are melted, about 5 minutes.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Been making these for years with my mother-in-law," says kimberlee. "She has been making these since she was a kid in the 1920s. They are a wonderful way to have the kids and grandkids make something fun in the kitchen and they love to eat them!"

"As wreaths, they are pretty on a cookie plate," according to mizrich. "For gift giving and family gatherings, I just make them in a 13x9-inch pan and cut them into squares or shapes. Fun to change up the colors, depending on the occasion....baby showers, graduations, etc."

"I've had many Christmas Wreath Cookies in my day, but these beat all," raves Lacey Enger. "I really liked the almond flavoring! I omitted the vanilla, but next time, I'll try that as well. They were easy to make, and VERY yummy!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

Ingredients

  • waxed paper

  • ½ cup butter

  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows

  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring, or as needed

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 cups cornflakes cereal

  • 1 (2.25 ounce) package cinnamon red hot candies

Directions

  1. Line a baking tray with waxed paper.

  2. Place marshmallows and butter in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir, then microwave on high for 2 minutes more; stir.

  3. Mix in coloring, almond extract, and vanilla until the desired color is reached; gently stir in cornflakes to coat. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared tray and use lightly greased fingers to form wreath shapes; decorate with 3 red hots each.

  4. Allow cookies to cool and set, about 15 minutes; store in an airtight container.

Tips

If you don't have a microwave, place marshmallows and butter in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until marshmallows and butter are melted, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
5g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 7mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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