Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holly Wreath Cookies

Of all our Christmas traditions, making holly cookies is the one our boys most want to keep. Last year we didn't manage to do it until after Christmas. This year we did it early and I'm ready for another batch! I have all the ingredients except butter so we shall see....

Hubby takes care of all the mixing

The boys shape the wreaths and I put on the "holly berries".

Here's the basic recipe:

16 oz. large marshmallows, 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, green food coloring, 4 1/2 cups cornflakes, cinnamon red hot candies.

Combine and melt all the ingredients except food coloring, cereal and red hots. Add the food coloring a drop at a time until it's the color you want (I use a few drops of blue too to make it darker green). Mix in the cornflakes.

Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper and decorate with red hots (before they cool!). (We actually shape ours into wreaths instead of leaving in the spoonful pile.) Let cool before eating if you can resist that long!

Hubby is the lead Holly Wreath Cookie maker and also Chex Mix King. I've done the mix twice this year and we've decided the title should rightfully be his..... I made chex mix last night and that's why I don't have butter for the holly cookies. Store bought mix can't compete with this and one of the things I love about it is you can vary the ingredients and use what you have! Hopefully our stash will make it til we leave on our road trip or better yet, hopefully the box that just arrived from Hubby's grandma has HER chex mix in it!


  1. I love this recipe. I used to make it every year for my girl and other family members. However, I never made them small like yours. I have always had a very large one. I like your idea for it makes it easier to serve.

  2. These look delicious!

  3. The holly wreath cookies are hands down my fave Christmas cookies. I can't even make them because I'd just mix it up throw the red hots in the bowl and eat it straight up. It wouldn't be pretty :).
    Where will y'all be for Christmas?

  4. Can, I love the idea of just eating them out of the bowl! We'll be in Albuquerque for Christmas. Enjoy!


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