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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sweet Tooth Satisfaction # 6 ~ Xmas Wreath Cookies

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Can you believe Christmas is THIS weekend?!?
I have been so busy but I feel there is still SO much to do still!

I had 3 MRIs on Friday of my shoulder, brain, & cervical as my new neurologist
is trying to figure out the cause behind my pain & migraines. I received
the report but am waiting to meet with her so she can explain it. I have always
worked in the medical field but I do not know all of the terminology. 
I will keep you posted on the findings, as of now it looks like I have a small anurysm which could 
be the cause of my migraines, and I have degenerative disease in my shoulder
& neck as well as a bulging disc that is causing weakness in my hands. But I will wait to 
see what the Dr says. Thank you for all of your words of
encouragement & well wishes. 
You ladies are amazing!

OK, on to this great little treat made from
1 (16 ounce) package large marshmallows
1/2 cup butter(1 stick), softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon green food coloring
3 1/2 cups cornflakes cereal
 cinnamon candies (as many as you like)
First melt the butter, marshmallows, & vanilla in a large saucepan 
over med-low heat.
Go ahead and add the food coloring too. Be sure to keep stirring so it does
not burn by sitting on the bottom of the pan.
Prepare your working area (aka table) with wax paper & spray 
lightly with cooking spray.

Keep the spray out as you will need it for any little hands that are
shaping the wreathes.....trust me.

I'll explain in a minute.

Don't forget to stir your marshmallow mix......
It's pretty lumpy.....be patient & keep stirring
Almost there....
Perfect! Now, while still on the stove, add in your cornflakes
and stir
Once the cornflakes are covered in your green goop
quickly drop spoonfuls onto your waxed paper.
Here's where the kids can help, but be careful the mixture just came off of the stove.
So I saved this cookie for just the older kiddos & had them wait a minute
before diving in with their sprayed fingers.
It is messy but all they have to do is make a hole in the center. 
There's no science to this but as they cool off it gets stickier. Sydney kept wanting to
shape the outside for some reason so she was a mess by the end. Lol

It washes off your hands fairly easy with soap & water.
After all of the wreathes are shaped, it's time to wash their hands before the final step.

Then while the wreaths are still warm they can push the cinnamon candies into the wreathes
making them look like Holly. The recipe I altered was from allrecipes.
Let them cool & then I wrap them in saran wrap to keep them from sticking to 
each other & then place them into a large ziplock.
This is a quick, easy, & fun recipe for the holidays.
Oh and don't forget to link up to My Favorite Things Friday Party if you have something
you would like to share!
And be sure to check out my giveaway tomorrow from Nyneve.

Much Love
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  1. These look like a blast to make. And gluten free too!! I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

  2. I love to try. I think I will enjoy this activity.


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