Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Wreath Cookies

I remember having these "cookies" since I was a kid.  My piano teacher used to have a cookie exchange party and I think that's where I was introduced to these cookies.  They are so easy to make and so delicious!  Mark and I have been making them together for a few years's nice to have Mark in the kitchen with me and to enjoy our treats together.

We had to make 2 batches of these cookies because we ate the first batch so quickly.  We didn't have enough regular marshmallows for the 2nd batch, so we threw in some "gingerbread" marshmallows we had (the brown ones in the picture).  It didn't really make the cookies taste any different.

Christmas Wreath Cookies

1/2 cup butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
1 tsp liquid green food coloring
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups corn flakes
red hot candies

1. In a 2-quarter saucepan, melt butter and marshmallows over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.

Add and mix quickly the food coloring, almond and vanilla extracts, then corn flakes.

2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls on buttered waxed paper or aluminum foil.  Decorate with 3 red hot candies.  We also put white pearl candies on them--that was a new addition this year.

3. Cool completely.  Stored in a sealed container in a cool area.

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