Christmas Cookies - Day 3 - Holiday Haiku Challenge


Welcome to Day Three of our Holiday Haiku Challenge.  

So far our themes have been very worshipful, from the Incarnation of Christ to Advent Light. However, I would be remiss to not include a few simple and stirring traditions that make our Christmas' so very sentimental. And so today, I challenge you to pen your own haiku entitled:


Christmas Cookies


The holiday treats that I serve here in my home have nearly all been passed down from loved ones - My mother's Cut-Out Cookies to my mother-in-law's miniature pecan pies. However, the ones that smell and taste most like Christmastime to my boys (and my father) are my Grandmother's Graham Cracker Squares and Nanaimo Bars.


holiday recipes


Now it's your turn. Tell us a story, evoke an emotion, express to us the essence of Christmas cookies, using five syllables on the top line, given in the middle, and another five on the bottom line. More information about our haiku challenge here. But first... a recipe from Grandma.

(The following recipe was originally my father's Grandmother's from the 1940's. The recipe card I have in my keepsake box was penned by my Grandma and given to my mom when my parents were dating back in 1967. At the bottom of the weathered recipe card is Grandma's delicate scrawl, "George likes them gooey.")

Graham Cracker Squares


2 cups graham cracker squares

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

1 bag semisweet chocolate chips

- Mix thoroughly, pat down into parchment lined 8x8 baking pan, and bake at 275 degrees for approximately 30 minutes (or until golden brown.)

- Cut and serve warm with ice cream; or cooled, on a platter alongside your favorite Christmas cookies.