Holly Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, cookies, holly
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 77 kcal
Author: RecipeGirl.com

These super simple Holly Cookies are a great addition to holiday baking!



  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 30 large (regular, not jumbo) 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. Let sit until they have cooled and set.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Holly Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Potassium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 5g
Vitamin A 3.8%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.