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Holly Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melinda MacDonald Frenzen- Kansas City, MO
Added: Saturday, December 31, 2005

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 stick butter
1/2 lb. marshmallows
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. green and blue food coloring
3 1/2 c. corn flakes
red cinnamon candies

Directions:
Directions:
"Melt 1 stick of butter or margarine over hot water. Add 28 large marshmallows (1/2 lb.) and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir till marshmallows are melted. Add 3/4 teaspoon green food coloring, plus a few drops of blue coloring to darken the green. Sir well. Pour over 3 1/2 cups corn flakes. Mix carefully till all flakes are coated. (Try to break as few corn flakes as you can.) Drop by teaspoonful onto waxed paper. Place red cinnamon candies (1 or 3) on each. Let set over night. Makes about 75 cookies. Put the candy on immediately. If you wait, they won't stick."

My addendum to Gamma's Holly cookies.
*Use an entire bag of marshmallows. *Use 1 teaspoon of green and 1 teaspoon of blue for the deeper green color. * Put the dry cornflakes in an open, flat casserole dish and pour melted marshmallows over the flakes to cover more evenly and less breakage. *Use two spoons, coated with Pam or butter, to form cookies -- less messy. *If the melted marshmallows start to set up, pop in the microwave for a few seconds.


Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Jean Speer's recipe in her own wording

Gramma taught me that with a little thought and creativity, the presentation of food should always be appealing to the eye. She said that the Holly cookies brightened up a holiday cookie tray with their color I thought that they were quite tasty, too. Leave it to her artistic eye to alter the basic green food coloring with "a few drops of blue" to deepen the green in this recipe.

 

 

 

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