Holiday Goodies: How To Make Easy No-Bake Christmas Wreath Cookies
I know my way around the kitchen pretty well. But cakes, cookies, and other sweet confections are strictly my wife's domain. She's a fantastic baker all year long; but there are a few select recipes that mean Christmas time has arrived at our house. Among them are an unrivalled fudge, and one of the easiest no-bake cookie recipes around. Now she might just kill me if I were to reveal her fudge recipe, but I have been given clearance to dish on the cookies.
My Wife, Debbie, The Master Baker
Christmas Wreath Cookies
This recipe has been passed down for years. You may even have heard of it. But since I had never seen them before she first made them for me, I figured there may be others who would appreciate them. They do not require baking, and can be done from start to finish in fifteen to twenty minutes.
You will need:
- A large pot
- four cups of mini marshmallows, or 40 regular ones
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp green food coloring
- 5 cups corn flakes
- Red m&m's or red hots, for decorative purposes
Step 1: margarine and marshmallows go into the pot on low heat
Step 2: add food coloring, and stir
Step 3: When it looks like this, gently stir in corn flakes
When mixture is cool enough to touch, pluck off a piece, and form it into a 2" (5 cm) ball.
Carefully shape ball into a wreath, and add m&m's or red hots
Now make him some friends
This recipe should make twelve to fifteen wreaths. If you use a big enough pot, you can easily double the ingredients.