Twelve days of cookies: White Christmas

White Christmas square recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.comWelcome to Day 5 of

The Twelve Days of Cookies!

From December 1-12th I’ll post a new cookie (or holiday treat) recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining or cookie exchanges!

The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (each recipe makes 1-dozen) that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and equipment (hint, a small loaf tin and electric hand beaters are your friends for so many of these recipes!) so hopefully you’ll be able to whip up any of these on a whim.

Today’s recipe is another blast from the past – and a polarizing recipe at that: White Christmas. Every year at my Nana’s Christmas Eve family party there would be a dessert table and every year she would make this recipe, even though noone really, truly loved it. I remember it being super sweet – one of those things you had a tiny piece of each Christmas because, well, tradition…  I know it’s something that people either truly love or really can’t stand…. Still, for tradition’s sake it deserves a place in this series!

I came back to this recipe for this series simply because I wanted to revisit such a childhood classic AND it honestly looks so pretty on a holiday table. I made a small batch (what I thought would be just 12) but my adult palate decided that those 12 could easily be cut into halves to make a total of 24. Yup, they are as sweet as I remember… but so much fun to make and serve over the holidays!

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Yield: 12 (or 24!)

White Christmas

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Easy one bowl White Christmas will be the sweetest star of your holiday table!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 20g (1/2 cup) Rice Krispies
  • 60g (1/2 cup) milk powder
  • 50g (1/2 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 37g (1/4) cup icing sugar
  • 90g (1/2 cup) chopped glacé cherries
  • 125g coconut oil, melted


  1. Line an 8 x 4-inch loaf tin with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on each side to make the slice easy to remove.
  2. Mix all ingredients until well-combined in a medium bowl, making sure the cherries are evenly distributed throughout.
  3. Press the mixture in the loaf tin.
  4. Refrigerate until set (minimum 1 hour).
  5. Remove from the fridge and cut into 12 or 24 slices (depending on how sweet your tooth is!).
  6. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

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Love it or hate it? No matter, it’s a holiday classic! And SO pretty!

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Check out the rest of the:

The Twelve Days of Cookies

Day 1: Easy Three Ingredient Shortbread

Day 2: Jam Drops

Day 3: Chocolate Caramel Slice

Day 4: Melting Moments

Day 5: White Christmas

Day 6: Langues de Chat

Day 7: Chocolate Coconut Slice

Day 8: Cornflake Biscuits

Day 9: Rocky Road

Day 10: Honey Joys

Day 11: Rum Ball Truffles

Day 12: Giant Florentine Cookie (to share)


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3 thoughts on “Twelve days of cookies: White Christmas”

  1. Even my (in)famous sweet tooth had a hard time with these.

    Would pair well with an insulin injection? 😉

    Now if the wine should be sweeter than the dessert…I’m not sure where I could possibly go here. A PX might do it, but the wrong flavour profile. So I guess I’d end up with a Tokaj Essencia. But heck – if I was drinking THAT, I’d forego dessert altogether. 🙂

    So chalk this up to memory lane…and cut the pieces small for a vibrant treat.


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