Hollly Cookie Recipe

This is EJ's first Christmas so it is my first time getting to introduce her to the myriad of things I love about the holiday. Baking Christmas cookies is near the top of my list.

My mom would always start the baking early in December. She'd make a couple different recipes each day and store them in tins so we would have an assortment of cookies ready throughout the month if guests stopped by or we needed a gift.

My favorite cookie changed by the day. First it would be spritz, then gingerbread, peanut blossoms, or Mexican wedding cookies. Most of the recipes we used came from my Grandmother or the North Heights Lutheran cookbook.

There is one recipe that I make every Christmas, and it is usually the first recipe I pull out when I have a cookie exchange or dinner coming up. The Holly Cookie is the one recipe I would never want to lose (and probably couldn't since it is so easy to remember). This is also the recipe I get the most requests for since it's not the usually Christmas cookie recipe, but is delicious and simple. It is about time I shared my Grandma's recipe.

EJ was excited to get started and help!

Holly Cookie Recipe
32 large marshmallows
(250 grams)
1/2 cup (1stick) butter

1 1/2 tsp. green food coloring

1 tsp. vanilla

5 1/2 cups corn flakes
1/2 jar red hot candies

Melt butter and marshmallows. Add vanilla and food coloring. Once melted and stirred, turn off heat and stir in cornflakes. Spoon mounds on was paper and trim with red hot candies.

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