I am honored to be her first feature
with a long-standing family tradition cookie called
Holly Wreath Cookies.
Oh the memories of buttered up hands and brothers grabbing all the red hots first.
I don’t know how my mom put up with all of us.
Before I give you the recipe, let me direct you to Donna’s funniest recent blog post about what not to ask black people. Donna is black just in case you were wondering what makes her the expert.
Here is the recipe for those of you who like your cookies made from dirty little fingers.
Holly Wreath Cookies
1 Cube Real Butter
1 Bag Large Marshmallows
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
6 cups corn flakes
Lots of green food coloring
Red Hots if desired
First make sure you grease a few large pieces of wax paper prior to preparing cookies. We use Pam to spray the wax paper but mom always used butter or margarine.
In a large stock pot melt the butter. Add marshmallows, vanilla and almond extracts and stir until all marshmallows are melted. Be careful to not burn the mixture. Remove from heat and add green food coloring to bring mixture to a forest green color. It takes quite a bit but it definately looks better than avacado green when you use just a little.
When mixture is a good shade of green add the corn flakes. Fold the flakes into the mixture to avoid crushing the flakes. When flakes are sufficiently green scoop out approxiamtely 1 1/2 cups of flakes onto wax paper. Have kids rub their hands with butter and form the flakes into wreath shapes. Add red hots and let cool.
I think that this is a great follow up post to my LunchWars book review. Jennifer is a health-nut and even she makes yummy cookies from time to time.
You have to try these cookies.
I didn’t even like nutella until I tried these cookies.
Millions of world-wide Mormons will be gathered
around their computers indulging their spirits.
It’s General Conference.
Go ahead and listen with us.
the idea of living prophets and apostles will grow on you.
These men of God are amazingly inspired.
And the only way to make their messages any sweeter is with a cookie in hand.
Why not Nutella ones?
They are the easiest cookies and so very yummy.
Perfect for after school snacks.
But make sure you don’t start making them until right before the kids get home, otherwise you will eat them all yourself.
My friend Jennifer is the greatest cook.
This was her original recipe
and then it went viral.
What a fun name.
What do whoopie pies, whoopie cushions, and Whoopie Goldberg have in common? They may all be responsible for this.
by the masterful Ella Fitzgerald.
In fact I just made a mental note
to sing this at the top of my lungs
during the making of the next batch.
I loved the ukelele version.
I hope LG will learn to play before we die,
I want him to make island music in heaven every day.
I love having so many girls to help in the kitchen.
We cranked out 80 in no time flat,
and the girls at church
enjoyed a special treat at Girl’s Camp
back in July.
They are so easy.
Here is a great online recipe with a lot of idea for different varieties.
Being back in Utah has reunited us
Who knew a girl could love California, Utah, and Tennessee equally?
I mean if there are any three places
in the United States that are different,
it is those three.
And I love them all.
When I make deep fried Kool-Aid,
I will honor all three.
Sometimes people say “Those crazy Mormons drank the Kool-Aid.”
There are a lot of Kool-Aid drinkers here in Utah.
Deep fried. Only one place you can think of with that one.
Love you Tennessee.
And the video that was recorded in my birthstate of California is something you will never forget.
God bless America.
Even if I never make or try this American invented food.
If you can call it that.
Go here for the recipe.
I know you are all dying to try it.