You haven’t seen Christmas cookies like this before

The past 19 days have been a blur. A comfy, cozy, cuddly, sleep-deprived blur.

The days and nights are a never-ending cycle of naps, feeding baby, changing diapers and staring into deep dark baby eyes, sprinkled with home school, taking turns holding baby and trying to sneak in a shower sometime before bed.

On Friday, I looked at the calendar and realized Christmas was a week away. I have only left the house twice since coming home from the hospital to attend the Christmas programs of the kids.

I haven’t wrapped a gift. Or purchased a gift. Or baked a cookie. Or read the Advent book. Or purchased Christmas cards. Or even located the Christmas music.

So, I went online and made a few purchases. I found the Charlie Brown Christmas CD. And I sent my husband to the store to get some ingredients for cookies.

While I was holding and feeding baby, I asked CapableDad to make some cookies with the kids. I gave him a simple recipe: Holiday Wreath Cookies.

They are basically Rice Krispie Treats, but made with corn flakes and green food coloring.

I couldn’t believe how they turned out!

The recipe said it would make 18 cookies. They managed to make 10. Have you ever seen Holiday Wreath Cookies that looked quite so… so… um… so… gloppy?

They were soooo gooey. And green! And wow! That was a lot of red hots!

They were definitely the best wreath cookies I have ever tasted. The bright green marshmallows were stuck to our fingers and hair afterward. Really? How can you go wrong with a recipe involving marshmallows, cereal and butter?

I immediately ate three, which would have been six cookies of the normal size. I’m saving the rest for breakfast.

I just showed my husband the cookies in the photo.

“Ohhhhhhh,” he said. “So, THAT is what they were supposed to look like?!”

Um. Maybe I should have let him see the picture in advance.

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