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Christmas Wreath Cookies- Made with Cornflakes!

This recipe for Christmas Wreath Cookies is made with just 6 ingredients and is the perfect Christmas cookie recipe to share this season!

Holiday wreath cookie on a white plate

Cornflake Marshmallow Treats

Some of you might know these as holly crackles, some might refer to them as wreath cookies, but whatever you call them… they are DELICIOUS. 

My husband has begged me to make these traditional holiday cookies for ages.  I’m not sure why I put it off for so long. They are incredibly simple to make, have minimal ingredients, and are gorgeous. 

ingredients for wreath cookies

Ingredients for Kellogg’s Cornflake Wreath Cookies recipe:

  • Butter
  • Marshmallows 
  • Green food color
  • Vanilla extract
  • Red chocolate candies
  • Sprinkles

Alternatively, you could make these with rice crispies. We like the leafy look you get with the bigger corn flake cereal. 

I also opted for M&M’s vs red hots, which is what you would normally see. Mostly just out of taste preference and a request form my ten year old. 

Christmas wreath cookie recipe

Tips for this recipe:

  1. Be prepared to work quickly. These set up in minutes, so you will need to be ready to shape them as fast as possible. I like to prep my work station by laying out parchment or wax paper and having the candies available to place as soon as I shape each wreath. 
  2. Wet your hands while shaping each wreath. This will help keep the melted marshmallow “glue” from sticking as you quickly shape each cookie. 
  3. Want a darker color? Add more food coloring! We prefer less green but I have also seen plenty that are more vibrant. Both options are beautiful and equally tasty! 
How to make wreath cookies- cookies layered on white plates on white counter

How to make Holiday Wreath Cookies:

  1. Spread wax paper over a work surface.
  2. Place the butter into a large pot. Melt on medium heat. Stir in the marshmallows and allow to melt fully.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the food color, vanilla extract, and cereal.
  4. Working quickly, spoon heaping mounds of the mixture onto the wax paper. Carefully shape into the traditional wreath shape.
  5. Immediately place red candies onto the wreath and gently press to secure.
  6. Allow the cookies to set. Store in an air tight container.
Cookies shaped like Christmas wreaths

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Christmas Wreath Cookies- Made with Cornflakes!

Christmas Wreath Cookies- Made with Cornflakes!

Yield: 12 large or 24 mini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Assemble Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This recipe for Christmas Wreath Cookies is made with just 6 ingredients and is the perfect Christmas cookie recipe to share this season!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups corn flake cereal
  • Mini red chocolate coated candies
  • White or colored sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Spread wax paper over a work surface.
  2. Place the butter into a large pot. Melt on medium heat. Stir in the marshmallows and allow to melt fully.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the food color, vanilla extract, and cereal.
  4. Working quickly, spoon heaping mounds of the mixture onto the wax paper. Carefully shape into the traditional wreath shape.
  5. Immediately place red candies onto the wreath and gently press to secure.
  6. Allow the cookies to set. Store in an air tight container.

Notes

Add more or less food color to your preference. We like the lighter color you get with less food coloring.

Wet your fingers while shaping each wreath to help keep them from sticking to your hands.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g
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