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Holly Leaf You Can Eat : Holly Leaf Cookie Recipe

holly leaf for santaThis is one of my favorite shrubs in the garden that I can’t grow but I can bake!  In today’s post, I share a little history of the holly leaf cookie and the recipe.

Holly Leaf Cookie Recipe

This recipe has been in my family since I was a little girl.  The first time I made this was in the late ’70s with my father.  This tasty treat is a lot like the rice crispy only it uses corn flakes.  Over the years it has become a challenge to find the red hot candies at the grocery store so I am sure to stock up when I find them.  I hope you will use the print option on this page and make this holly leaf cookie a tradition in your home.

Holly Leaf on Plate

I’ve been making this delicious low-fat treat since before I could see over the kitchen counter.  I hope you will try these and make it a tradition in your home just as it has been in ours for the past few decades.

Note: I usually find the red hots needed in this recipe in the ‘old people ‘ candy section.  They will store forever in an airtight container.  Sounds kind of gross to keep those candy treats forever but once you try them you will understand.

Another trip I use when making these is to coat my hands with soft butter.  That way when I am shaping the Holly Leaf Cookie the green food coloring doesn’t stick to my hands.  No one wants to be the green monster ( with colored hands) for the holidays.  However, as far as your lips and teeth being colored green you are on your own!

Holly Leaf You Can Eat

 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (16 ounce) package large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons green food coloring
  • 5 cups cornflakes cereal
  • 1 package cinnamon red hot candies

Instructions

  1. In the Microwave at 50% heat – melt together the marshmallows, butter, vanilla, and food coloring.
  2. Carefully mix in the 5 cups of corn flakes.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper.
  4. Decorate with red hots. Set aside, and allow to cool.

Let’s Connect

I would love to hear from you and what you are baking up this Holiday Season.  In conclusion please add a comment below and I will be sure to respond as soon as possible.

Happy Baking,

2 Responses

  1. fun easy colorful recipe will have to give them a try today

    1. Did you try the recipe? I would love to hear what you thought of it Annie. Merry Christmas!

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