Holly Leaf You Can Eat : Holly Leaf Cookie Recipe

This 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 on the holly leaf cookie and the recipe.

Holly Leaf Cookie Recipe

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.

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Holly Leaf You Can Eat


  • 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


  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.

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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 response as soon as possible.

Happy Baking,

5 thoughts on “Holly Leaf You Can Eat : Holly Leaf Cookie Recipe”

  1. Great share, Bren! These are one of my favorite cookies too! I haven’t made them in forever. Printing off the recipe now to add to my collection. Thanks!

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