My Favorite Holiday Treats


I always get so many questions about my recipes, so I though I’d share some of my favorites with you guys. 

Skillet Cookies (these are extremely sweet if you have sensitive teeth)

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Cook dates, sugar, butter, and egg over low heat, stirring constantly, until bubbly.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.  Stir in rice cereal and pecans.  Make into small balls (ping pong ball sized) and roll into coconut.  This will be very hot- you can wait a bit for it to cool, but not too long or it will set.

Corn Flake Cookies (so simple and so yummy!)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups corn flakes

Cook sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter over medium heat.  Bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and pour over corn flakes.  Drop by spoonfuls on waxed paper. 

Mexican Wedding Cakes

  • 1 c. butter
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • Bowl of confectioners sugar for rolling

Cream together butter and powdered sugar. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well to form cookie dough.  Make into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown (may take less time).  Roll in powdered sugar when cool. 


  1. Heather says

    We do corn flake cookies like rice crispy’s … but ad green food coloring to melted marshmallow and put spoonfuls of mixture on wax paper then ad 2-3 red m&m’s ad they look like wreaths. ;o)


  2. msrolufs says

    I make the corn flake cookies all the time. My recipe calls them cow patty cookies though, LOL! YOu can also use cherrios and they are really good as well. I also use chunky pb.


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