We've been making these cookies for years. They are colorful, festive, and delicious.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt together the marshmallows, butter, vanilla, and food coloring. Mix in the cornflakes cereal.

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  • Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper, and decorate with red hots. Set aside, and allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

165 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 13.6mg 5% DV; sodium 108.2mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
These cookies are really cute and festive but there are some things you should know if you are going to make them. First of all - use a 10 oz package of marshmallows - NOT 16 oz (the first time I made them I had goopy marshmallow everywhere - 10 oz was perfect.) AND - DON"T use wax paper to put them on while they set up - very difficult to remove. Instead use a regular cookie sheet sprayed with pam or greased with shortening. Good luck! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2007
Oh My Gosh what a mess. I would say dont make this recipe unless your like eating off of wax paper. They taste good but I could even get them off the wax paper once I was done. I only used this recipe because of all of the great reviews on it but trust me they are wrong. My grandma make these and they dont stick to the wax paper which is really nice. I'll be post the recipe so keep checking for it. Read More
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156 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
These cookies are really cute and festive but there are some things you should know if you are going to make them. First of all - use a 10 oz package of marshmallows - NOT 16 oz (the first time I made them I had goopy marshmallow everywhere - 10 oz was perfect.) AND - DON"T use wax paper to put them on while they set up - very difficult to remove. Instead use a regular cookie sheet sprayed with pam or greased with shortening. Good luck! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2005
We have been making these "cookies" since I was a kid. It's really a matter of trial and error. If you can't make them the right way the first time - try adjusting the ingredients a bit. If they are too sloppy - try cutting down on the butter. (Or add more Marshmallows) use BUTTER - NOT MARGARINE if you want them to come out the right way. If they come out too hard add more butter or don't cook as long. (They almost come out "candied" if you cook too long.) We don't "drop" these cookies - I use WELL buttered fingers to shape them quickly into Wreaths. you decorate with the Red hots to decorate the Wreath. I put them in all my gift baskets for the Holidays and I actually get requests now for them. Another note to remember - Do NOT put the red hots on with buttery fingers. They will fall off the Wreaths. But you have to get them on before the cookie cools or they will fall off as well. Having a 2nd pair of hands is Great for this. Also be careful - this stuff is VERY HOT when working with it. Don't Burn yourself. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2005
These cookies always make a holiday cookie plate look festive. I make mine into wreaths by putting a tablespoon of the mixture on waxed paper sprayed with Pam. Then I wet my hands to form the wreaths. I find that works better than putting butter on my hands. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2006
These cookies were delicious and easy to make. I followed some of the comments and changed a few things and they turned out delicious and beautiful. First off I only used about 45 marshmellows. I heated the butter marshmellows and Vanilla at low heat I removed pot from heat and then added the food coloring and cornflakes. I used a metal spoon and prayed Pam on it for ease of stirring and shaping. I sprayed a cookie sheet with Pam and dropped spoonfuls of the mixture and then quickly added the cinnamon candies. I let them cool off and then put the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about an hour or two. Note: Though to store store individually in plastic wrap so that they won't stick together. They were so beautiful I am making more for my friends as treats. Good luck!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2005
Using the Reynolds non stick foil works well. Nothing seems to stick to that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
I've made this for years but not as "cookies." I make large wreaths and cut them (just as you would with traditional rice krispie treats). I usually decorate with a bow as an extra touch. Don't cut the wreath until it's completely cool. The shape stays (until the first piece gets taken of course.) It's a big hit at office parties. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2005
I've been making these for over 20 years (minus the vanilla) and I think I've made them every Christmas. I love them my daughter loves them and so do my co-workers.:-) I put them on wax paper that is sprayed with cooking spray that always seems to work best to avoid a mess. I use a whole bag of miniature marshmallows and just add corn flakes until the mixture is coated and there is a good ratio of flakes to the goo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
My family loves these cookies and the recipe has been in the family for a long time. I only use 1/2 tsp. of green food color though. And this year I discovered forming the wreathes on parchmant paper! What a huge help! Much better than wax paper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2005
These were really easy to make. My 2 girls helped me by decorating with red cinnamon candies. Only change I will make next time is to use red M&M's my oldest daughter says that the cinnamon candies are too hot. The cookies tasted really good. We will look forward to making these each Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/09/2007
Oh My Gosh what a mess. I would say dont make this recipe unless your like eating off of wax paper. They taste good but I could even get them off the wax paper once I was done. I only used this recipe because of all of the great reviews on it but trust me they are wrong. My grandma make these and they dont stick to the wax paper which is really nice. I'll be post the recipe so keep checking for it. Read More
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