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Holly Christmas Cookies

"We've been making these cookies for years. They are colorful, festive, and delicious."
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1 h 25 m servings 164 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. In a saucepan over low heat, melt together the marshmallows, butter, vanilla, and food coloring. Mix in the cornflakes cereal.
  2. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper, and decorate with red hots. Set aside, and allow to cool.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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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 tim...

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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...

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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 tim...

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...

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 ...

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...

Using the Reynolds non stick foil works well. Nothing seems to stick to that.

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'...

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 p...

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 parc...

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...