Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Baking Part 1

Up North Preppy is requesting some great Holiday cookie recipes. Last night I made Cornflake Wreaths. They are delicious, festive, and a bit unique. B helped me by adding the red hots as I was forming the wreaths. They stay on better if you add them when the wreaths are still hot.

Holiday Cornflake Wreaths
-1 stick butter (margarine can be used also. I only had butter, so that's what I used)
-35 marshmallows
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-green food coloring
-4 cups cornflakes
-Red Hots

*Melt butter over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add marshmallows and melt. Add vanilla, stir, add food coloring. (I just kept adding it until I got the shade of green I liked.) Remove from heat. Mix in cornflakes.

Working quickly, form mixture into wreaths on a sil-pat or parchment paper. Add 2-3 red hots to look like holly berries. Let cool and harden, then you can transfer the wreaths to a storage container.

*My notes: I found the mixture to be very hot right away, so I let it cool (while stirring) for a minute or two. This is very sticky! To combat that, I dipped my fingers in a cup of water before handling the mixture and in between each wreath.

Happy baking! And if you have time and a great recipe to share, head on over the Up North Preppy and help her out!


Freck said...

Whoa!! Those look so awesome!! Thanks for sharing :)

Torch Lake Prep said...

My kids love these, although right now, they're devouring the buckeye balls !

LPC said...

How completely adorable.

MWK said...

Oh my gosh- how fabulous!

Red Lipstick Style said...

these are so adorable! I've never seen these very unique cookies/treats! Yay, something new to try on my office mates!

Abbi said...

too cute!!!

hadassahrose said...

Your wreaths look (and sound) great!

Have a merry Christmas!

(I found your blog while hopping from one to another.)


thepreppyprincess said...

Oh goodness, I had forgotten how much I love these! We may have to add them to the creations from the kitchen list!

Hope you two have a stellar weekend!

Beth Dunn said...

They are beyond cute! Just like you, you little love. xoxo


sanjeet said...

How completely adorable.

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