Holly Cookies

I’ve been making this easy recipe for Holly Cookies for many years!  Everyone loves them.

Holly Cookies Recipe - RecipeGirl.com

Yield: 2 dozen

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Holly Cookies

The kids love these cute little holly cookies- anything gooey and green! Their flavor is reminiscent of rice krispie treats.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons green food coloring
  • 3 1/2 cups corn flakes
  • red cinnamon candies


  1. In a large pot, melt the butter and marshmallows over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add the vanilla and food coloring. Stir in the corn flakes. Grease a spoon and drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet, or vegetable oil sprayed wax paper. Place 3 red cinnamon candies on each bunch of "holly," pressing slightly so they stick.
  2. Let sit until they have cooled and set.
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8 Responses to “Holly Cookies”

  1. postedMay 7, 2012 1:45 PM

    My aunt used to make these every Christmas and we always called them corroded Corn Flakes! YUM!

  2. postedNov 25, 2012 3:56 PM
    Amy Boquist

    I have always shape the cornflakes into wreaths and called them wreath cookies..

  3. postedDec 5, 2013 11:44 AM
    Crystal Wright

    I’ve been eating these since kindergarten…and have been making them for years…they are one of my favorite cookies!

  4. postedDec 12, 2013 2:12 AM

    Love this idea – these would be great using any colour throughout the year!

  5. postedDec 24, 2013 8:38 AM

    When I added the vanilla and food coloring the consistency of the marshmallow/butter mixture thinned and they don’t seem to be holding up very well…Any advice?

    • December 27th, 2013 @ 3:01 PM

      I’m not sure- did they end up setting after they cooled?

  6. postedDec 24, 2013 7:55 PM
    Taylor Clark

    The recipee calls for large marshmallows. This should say campfire marshmallows. I bought jumbo marshmallows on an unfulfilled quest for the ever elusive large marshmallows. This was incorrect. Be forewarned.

    • December 27th, 2013 @ 2:59 PM

      I’m familiar with mini marshmallows and large (regular-sized marshmallows). I believe the jumbo marshmallows that they just started marketing in recent years are for S’mores.

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