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MERRY CHRISTMAS! Well not yet but it will be here soon enough. Welcome to my Ho Ho Ho mini-challenge. Who doesn’t love curling up with a Christmas story, a warm drink and fresh Christmas Cookies. My favourite warm drink is hot chocolate with 1/2 shot each of Baileys, Kahlua and Amaretto. I can’t decide what my favourite Christmas cookie is, but I am always willing to try a new recipe.

For this activity, all I ask is that you share a recipe for one of your favourite Christmas Cookies or squares. You can post the link or the full recipe in the comment box. Then enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card (US or Canadian winner) or a book from Book Depository up to $10.00 value (international winner).

This contest is open for the duration of the Ho Ho Ho Readathon, November 19th to December 1st. The winner will be contacted by December 3rd, and I will also post a follow-up post to announce the winner.

I am very happy to be able to host a giveaway for Hohoho Readathon. I hope we all find some new recipes to try.


My recipe is for a cookie that my grandma used to make and is one of my family favourites. It is a stovetop cookie we call Little Round Cookies, but is often called Coconut Date Balls.

Little Round CookiesAn overhead shot of a bunch of coconut balls sitting in a cake tray

  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups rice krispies
  • shredded coconut
  1. Melt butter/margarine in a large frying pan. Remove from heat
  2. Add dates, nuts, sugar and beaten eggs,
  3. Return to heat and cook slowly for 10 – 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add rice krispies.
  5. Drop by spoonsful into coconut and roll into balls (do not let this cool first or the coconut will not stick)
  6. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
  7. Makes 18 – 24 cookies depending on the size.

Enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a $10.00 Amazon Gift Card (US or Canadian winner) or a book from Book Depository up to $10.00 value (international winner).

This giveaway is only for those participating in HoHoHo Readathon

Prizes can not be substituted for anything else.
If winners do not respond within 5 days, another winner will be picked.