1 stick butter
40 large marshmallows
1 t. vanilla
2 t. green food coloring
4 1/2 c. corn flakes
1 pkg. red hots
Melt butter and marshmallows together. Remove from heat, add vanilla and green food coloring. Mix together Stir in corn flakes. Mix until all are coated. Drop in small portions on wax paper. Butter hands lightly. Shape into wreath shape. Decorate with red hots. If desired, you can take strips of thin licorice and make into bows and place on wreath. This is a great cookie to make with kids.
Cook’s note: This was a favorite recipe my mother got from the Rural Electric Magazine. She was always asked to bring them for any type of gathering at Christmas time.
That ends our 2011 Christmas Cookie Countdown. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit recipes and all those who visited daily to pick their own favorites. We also want to offer a special THANK YOU to Susan Tipsord, our Test Kitchen specialist who came up with this idea, tested and baked all of the submitted recipes and managed the voting on the winning 24 recipes. It was a labor of love! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!