Cornflake Wreath Christmas Cookies


You might have the most beautiful Christmas wreath on your front door this season, but we're more interested in these sweet wreaths we can eat.

These Christmas wreath cookies are the cutest addition to any holiday table, and they're so easy to make. Perfect as an afternoon activity for the kids, these Christmas wreath cookies are festive and delicious.

The best part about these Christmas treats is that they're no-bake Christmas cookies, so the kids can make them on their own. All you need are mini marshmallows, butter, green food coloring, vanilla and almond extract, cornflakes, and red hot candies.

How To Make Cornflake Christmas Wreaths

Start by microwaving the marshmallows and butter and stirring to combine. Then, add the green food coloring, vanilla and almond extract, and stir to combine. Finally, pour the cornflake cereal in the mixture and gently fold in.

On a baking sheet, form your wreaths around a round cutter and sprinkle with red hot candies. Of course, the kids can add extra "ornaments" with their favorite sprinkles or candies.

Let them cool to mold together and your wreaths are ready for display. These Christmas wreath cookies will be adorable at every school Christmas party or family gathering this season. Give them as party favors, bring some by to the neighbors, or leave them out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. There's plenty of cheer to go around with these festive Christmas wreath cookies.

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  • 4 cups marshmallows

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 tsp. green food coloring

  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract

  • 4 cups cornflake cereal

  • 2 ¼ oz. cinnamon candies (such as Red Hots)


  1. Place the marshmallows and butter in a large bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir. Microwave on high for two minutes or until completely melted.

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  2. Add the green food coloring, vanilla, and almond extract; stir until the marshmallow mixture is smooth.

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  3. Add the cornflakes to the bowl, and gently stir to coat the cereal evenly with the marshmallow mixture.

    cornflakes in green marshmallow mixture

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  4. Shape the Christmas Cookie Wreaths around a round cutter on a baking sheet. Remove round cutter, and place candy. Let cool.

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Making Cornflake Wreath Christmas Cookies With Kids

To successfully make Cornflake Wreath Cookies with kids, use mini marshmallows, which will melt faster than the jet-puffed variety. Add small amounts of cereal to the marshmallow mixture at a time to ensure an even coating. Your kids can do the mixing—just be sure they stir gently to avoid breaking up the cereal too much. To keep the gooey cornflake mixture from sticking to the cookie cutter, spray the exterior of the cookie cutter with a non-stick cooking spray, such as PAM.

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