Christmas wreath cookies made of cornflakes on decorative plate
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5 from 9 votes

Easy Christmas Wreath Cookies

Christmas wreath cookies are by far the easiest and perfect Christmas cookies for the holidays. Made of cornflakes and marshmallows these no bake cookies are festive, fun to for kids to help and very tasty Christmas treats.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Jyothi Rajesh

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter 1/2 cup
  • 1 10 ounce packaged marshmallows
  • 1 ½ teaspoon green gel food color adjust the quantity depending on how bright or light the green you like
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 4 ½ cups cornflakes cereal
  • Red hot candies or mini red M&Ms

Instructions

  • Have a baking tray lined with parchment paper greased with oil or butter ready. Also keep butter greased latex gloves near you.
  • Start by microwaving butter and marshmallow in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds increments until marshmallow melts.
    Pro-Tip – Do not use old marshmallows. It won’t melt the way you want it to.
  • Keep stirring at regular intervals. Once marshmallow fully melts, add in green gel food color and vanilla and almond extract (I skipped almond extract).
  • Into the bowl, add cornflakes. Gently fold in cornflakes cereal into marshmallow melt. Try not to break the cereal too much. Stir until cornflakes cereal in completely blended with marshmallow.
  • Wear your latex gloves. It’s easy to work if you have your gloves greased with butter.
  • With butter greased glove hands, remove a spoonful of the “dough”. Note this “dough” is going to be gooey, sticky and tricky to work with. The trick here is to work fast.
  • Place the spoonful wreath “dough” over greased parchment paper. Shape it into wreath by rounding the “dough” with a hole in the center to resemble wreath.
  • Very quickly with an extra pair of helping hands, decorate the wreath cookies with red hot candies, red sour candy roll ups for bow. You can sprinkle gold or red sugar if you like.
  • Let the cookies set at room temperature for about 2 hours. You can refrigerate it for 30 minutes to speed up the setting process.
  • Cool completely before serving. For later use, store it in air tight containers once cooled completely.

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Notes

  1. Do not use old marshmallows. It won’t melt the way you want it to.
  2. If marshmallows are not fully melted, do not get tempted to overheat marshmallows. Keep stirring.  The residue heat of the bowl will melt marshmallows completely.
  3. Almond extract along with vanilla extract works great. In place of almond extract you can use peppermint extract too.
  4. Folding cornflakes gently is crucial. Try not to break the cereal too much. Wreath cookies won't look it's best with broken bits of cereal.
  5. Work fast. Have a pair of helping hands to decorate wreath cookies with candies and red sour bows before the cookies sets. The decorative ornaments won't stick if you delay placing the decorative items.
 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Nutritional values mentioned here are for single medium sized cookies. Depending on your cookie size, these values may vary.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 3mg