This was always a tradition – to make these little holly cookies – only around our house we called them more appropriately “Green Toungers”

And you should make them too – they are easy, delicious and quick… and are always a huge hit.  As a rule I always oppose food coloring – except in this one instant.  I figure once a year can’t hurt that much. Right?

Big note here – this recipe doesn’t double well – if you want to make extra, best bet is to make one batch, then start over.

Holly Cookies (Green Toungers)

Melt together:
30 large marshmallows
1 stick of butter (but my mom used 2 sticks!)Green Tounge 1

Once all of the marshmallows are melted stir in:
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp green food coloring

Once all of the color is uniform, stir in 3 1/2 cups of corn flakes.Green Tongue 2

Spoon out tablespoons of the yummy green mix onto waxed paper – and then top immediately with 2 or 3 red hots, or red mini m&ms.  You’ll want to do this one cookie at a time so the candies tongue 3


Enjoy – and merry Christmas!