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Cornflake Wreath Cookies

Impress your friends with colorful, festive Cornflake Wreath Cookies. These cookies taste just as good as they look and are the perfect holiday treat. They are perfect to have at family holiday gatherings and Christmas events at school and work. Once you taste them, you will want to make them all the time, even after the holiday season is over. 

wreath cookies on board with mugs of milk

When you want to make an easy and delicious Christmas-themed treat for the family, friends, or co-workers, this recipe is the one for you. These cookies are bright green and red, will easily stand out when put out on display for everyone to see, and offer that perfect crunch that you want to have in a cookie. I am not sure about you, but I prefer crunchy cookies over soft and chewy ones, so using cornflakes to make these cookies is necessary.

wreath cookies on board

Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookies

My family gets excited when they know that I am planning to make the Cornflake Wreath Cookies. They enjoy helping me make these Christmas cornflake wreath cookies because they are not just good to eat but also exceptionally fun to make. If you have a few simple ingredients at home, you can make these cookies by yourself or with the kids, too. If your children like sweet and crunchy treats, I guarantee that they will love these cookies and continuously beg you to make more of them.

ingredients for cornflake wreath cookies

Essential Ingredients to Use For the Cornflake Christmas Wreath Cookies

Before getting started, check your pantry for these must-have ingredients. If you do not have them, you can easily find what you need at your local grocery store.

  • Cornflakes – You cannot make these tasty cookies without the crispy, crunchy cereal. Of course, you can purchase the generic brand. Just make sure you have some flaky cereal ready to use to prepare the Cornflake Wreath Cookies.
  • Marshmallows – The large marshmallows you use in this recipe get melted down and mixed with the cornflakes to create something so heavenly. I like using large marshmallows, but you can still use them to prepare these cookies if you have a bunch of small ones.
  • Food coloring – Use the food coloring to give these cookies their Christmas-themed colors.
  • Red candies – Okay, the recipe calls for red cinnamon candies, which I absolutely love. However, I know not everyone is a big cinnamon fan. If you do not like cinnamon, choose some other type of red candy, such as M&Ms.

I usually have these ingredients on hand because I make the Cornflake Wreath Cookies quite often. I am always making a new batch of these cookies in my house because they tend to go so quickly with everyone eating them all up.

instructions for cornflake cookies

How to Make Cornflake Cookies 

Remember you will need to work quickly with these cornflake cookies. 

  1. First you will need to prep your area and pans. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat 
  2. In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter then add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted 
  3. Remove from the heat and add the green food coloring
  4. Now you can either add the cornflakes right into the saucepan, or add them to a large mixing bowl then pour the melted marshmallows over the top. I found that adding to the bowl was easier. 
  5. Drop the mixture by teaspoon onto the prepared baking sheet and form them into a wreath
  6. Then add the candies for a decorative touch. 

cornflake cookies on a board with milk in mugs

When to Make the Cornflake Wreath Cookies

You can make these Cornflake Christmas Wreath Cookies whenever you want. I like to make them for my family to take to school with them, but I also prepare lots of extras for us to have at home. Add them to your holiday Cookie Trays for holiday parties or to give as gifts. I would recommend following the Cornflake Wreath Cookies recipe if you want to make something simple that will impress everyone.

What to Add to the Cornflake Wreath Cookies

You do not need to add anything extra to the Cornflake Wreath Cookies if you do not want to. However, you can use multi-colored mini M&Ms on these cookies to make it look like little festive lights are attached to these edible wreaths. I have done this a few times and liked how the cookies turned out, so I always suggest it to other people who want to get creative in the kitchen when preparing tasty treats.

cornflake cookies on a board

Storage Tips For the Cornflake Wreath Cookies Recipe

Keep your Cornflake Wreath Cookies as fresh as possible by storing them in a large container with a lid. You should line the bottom of the container with parchment paper, spread the cookies out, and then place more parchment paper on top. Be sure to place the lid on tightly to keep air from getting into the container. You can leave the cookies out on a table until you want to grab a few or bring them to the special holiday event you plan to attend. I have used a disposable aluminum container with a plastic lid when storing these cookies for holiday parties.

Christmas Cookies Recipe

Looking for more Christmas Cookies? We have you covered! 

Recipes are right HERE 

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  • Easy Christmas Cookies 
  • Decorated Christmas Cookies 
  • Traditional Christmas Cookies 
  • Chocolate Christmas Cookies 
  • No Bake Christmas Cookies 
  • Peppermint Christmas Cookies 
  • Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies 
  • Healthy Christmas Cookies 

wreath cookies on a board

wreath cookies on board with mugs of milk

Cornflake Wreath Cookies

Yield: 16-18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make these show stopping Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookies!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 50 large marshmallows
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 4 ½ cups corn flake cereal
  • ¼ cup red cinnamon candies


    1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat
    2. In a medium heavy saucepan, melt butter
    3. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted
    4. Remove from heat and add food coloring, mix well
    5. Gently stir in corn flakes until well coated or add the cornflakes to a bowl and pour the melted marshmallows over and mix well
    6. Drop by teaspoon onto prepared baking sheet and form into wreath shapes
    7. Add cinnamon candies while mixture is still warm


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