Holly Squares

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup regular oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied fruit
  • Red and green candied cherries

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl, mixing well. Add butter, egg, milk, and sugar; beat until well blended.

Combine oats, pecans, dates, and candied fruit; add to flour mixture. Spread mixture in a greased 13x 9×2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool. Drizzle cookies with glaze; cut into 2 inch squares or diamonds, and arrange pieces of cherries on top of each square to resemble holly.

Yield: about 2 dozen.


  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients, beating with a wire whisk until smooth.

Yield: glaze for about 2 dozen squares.

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