Tuesday, December 10, 2019

9th Annual Holiday Contest Entry

It's hard to believe Susanna Leonard Hill has been hosting her Holiday Writing Contest for 9 years. I need to go back and look at the first years entries. The rules for this edition are a 250 word maximum story about a treat. More of the rules and stories here. My entry is below. I hope you enjoy it.
Happy holidays!

A “Treat” for Santa
241 words

I need to bake cookies for Santa. I wonder what goes in cookies.

There is sugar in cookies. This bag of sugar should do the trick.

They need eggs. I’ll dump in a dozen. The shells should add a nice crunch.

I remember mom putting some kind of soda in there. All I have is root beer. I guess that will have to do.

I think flour goes in cookies. I won’t put in too much, just a pinch, I want them to be sweet.

All good cookies need chocolate chips. A couple of bags should be good.

That looks like everything to me. I’ll stir them up and get them in the oven.

It smells great in here.

They look a little dry. I saw a stick of butter on the counter the last time mom made them. I’ll rub butter on them and they should be perfect.

I’ll put them on this decorative plate near the fireplace with a glass of milk for Santa. Time for bed.

Eight hours later…

I hope Santa liked my cookies.

He left me a cookbook and a note.

Dear Christina, 

Thank you for the cookies. They were very interesting. I gave some to the reindeer and they are now full of energy. We should deliver the rest of the presents in record time. I highlighted my favorite cookie recipe in the cookbook. I look forward to trying them next year. 

Merry Christmas, 



  1. Replies
    1. That's true. Thanks for stopping by, Lauri. Happy holidays!

  2. Santa leaving a cookbook is a hilarious twist!

  3. Oh, the recipies you get when you ask young kids how to cook! Glad the reindeer's liked them. Good luck.

    1. My son has some interesting twists he tries to get me to attempt. Luckily I talk him out of it. Thanks, McMarshall. Happy holidays!

  4. How did they even bake?? So smart of Santa to leave a recipe for the next year. But you cannot blame a child for trying. Fun story. Good luck in the contest.

    1. I think the egg shells held them together. ;) Thank you, Colleen. Happy Holidays!

  5. hahaha, very funny, cute story! :) Good luck!