Chocolate Chip, Cornflake, & Candy Corn Cookies

Chocolate Chip, Cornflake, and Candy Corn Cookies

I can’t find the perfect words to describe Chocolate Chip, Cornflake, & Candy Corn Cookies.  They are not only the best cookie I have ever made, but the best cookie I have ever eaten.  These cookies are downright incredible and insanely delicious! The cornflake crunch addition takes these treats to a whole new level and the cookies are sweet, chewy, crunchy, and so dang scrumptious! Ignore the amount of butter. I sure did and believe me, the taste is worth it! Candy corn [Read more...]

Wreath Cookies

Christmas is full of traditions, spending time with family, and creating beautiful memories!  One tradition that I will always cherish is the time I spent making Christmas cookies with my mom.  We would make the same delicious cookies each year and occasionally add a new cookie.  Wreath Cookies were always one of my favorite treats and until I made them this year, I forgot how yummy they tasted.

I love that I can now carry on the wonderful tradition of making Christmas cookies with my own children.  They really enjoy helping me in the kitchen and they love baking cookies. Kids love helping make Wreath Cookies, the green color, getting messy hands, and eating them!  Wreath Cookies are festive, fun, and tasty! My four year old even likes the cinnamon candy! My parents are here visiting and it was especially nice to do the baking with everyone together!

Wreath Cookies
Wreath Cookies are festive, fun, and tasty Christmas treats that are fun to make with your kids!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 10 oz bag miniature marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • 6 cups Cornflakes
  • Crisco
  • Cinnamon Drops
  1. Pour 6 cups of Cornflakes into a large bowl and set aside
  2. Melt a stick of butter in a sauce pan, on low heat
  3. When completely melted, add a bag of mini marshmallows
  4. Stir until the marshmallows are completely melted
  5. Add a teaspoon of green food coloring
  6. Stir until the mixture is completely green
  7. Pour the green mixture on the cornflakes
  8. Mix until the cornflakes are completely coated and green
  9. Put Crisco on your fingers
  10. Place a small handful of the cornflake mixture on parchment paper and form a wreath
  11. Place three cinnamon drops on the wreath
  12. Repeat with the remaining mixture (Every once in awhile, put more Crisco on your fingers)
  13. Let the wreaths sit for a little until they set
  14. Enjoy


Grandma’s Potatoes

Every year while I was growing up, we celebrated Christmas Eve with family at my parent’s house.  It was always a beautiful night of making memories and spending time with our loved ones, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Along with the amazing tradition of seeing family, came the delicious food that we enjoyed year after year.  Grandma’s Potatoes were always something that everyone looked forward to.  No matter who tried to recreate this incredible recipe, it always tasted best when my grandma made them.  She had a magical touch and cooked them to perfection each and every time. Grandma’s Potatoes were disappearing before everyone was able to walk through the buffet line, so she had to start making four pans each year.  The fourth pan was secretly put aside so we could have some on Christmas morning.  It was perfect because they were already cooked, so we could just warm them up in the morning after opening presents.  On the years that we spend Christmas at home,  I make Grandma’s Potatoes, then sometimes again on New Year’s Day.  They are by far the best potatoes I have ever had and they are always a crowd pleaser.  I have made them for my in-laws several times and they couldn’t believe how wonderful they tasted.  Everyone wanted the recipe!  They would work as a side dish to ham or turkey, as well as a perfect breakfast meal. They are very addictive and have the most amazing combination of flavors.  Give them a try, watch them disappear, and let me know what you think! You will be really happy you made them and might start eating them every single Christmas or holiday season!  What is your favorite food that you love to eat every Christmas?

Grandma's Potatoes
Grandma's Potatoes have the best combination of flavors and are the most amazing potatoes I have ever eaten! They are always a huge hit!
Recipe type: side dish or entree
  • 1 bag Ore-Ida hash browns
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 8 oz container of sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • container of cheddar french fried onions (the original recipe from my grandma uses 2 cups crushed cornflakes sauteed in butter)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, add stick of butter, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup
  3. Microwave and melt completely
  4. In a 9x13 pan, add hash browns, cheddar cheese, green onions, and the melted butter/sour cream/cream of chicken mixture
  5. Mix well and coat all of the hash browns
  6. Bake, uncovered, for 55-60 minutes
  7. Top the potatoes with a container of cheddar french fried onions
  8. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes (start checking at 5)
  9. ***If you used crushed cornflakes sauteed in butter, bake them on top for the entire 55-60 minutes

Recipe shared at: Couponing n Cooking , Mom’s Test Kitchen