Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Rocks in your Socks

We go to Texas for our next family tradition that was more than just a holiday treat.

Like many families, Charlotte of Covergirl Beads’ family gathered on Sunday afternoons for a large dinner after church, which included some of her Gram’s pies and other goodies along with her Mother’s fantastic cooking.

She says if she was lucky, when the family got there to pick Gram up, there might be taffy or rock candy waiting for them. Once Gram was in the car, they all headed back to their home where her Mother would have Sunday dinner ready to be served.

Even though every Sunday was like a holiday – they celebrated all birthdays on Sundays, too – once the holidays rolled around, the food was piled high.

This recipe is simply titled “Rocks”, but once you look at the ingredients, you know that these are going to be very tasty.

Here is a favorite of Charlotte’s family, and maybe it will make it to your dessert tray this year, too.


1 cup butter
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 lb. raisins
1/2 lg. figs
1/2 lb. dates
1/2 lb. pecans

Grind in food grinder the raisins, dates, nuts, and figs.  Set aside.  Cream butter, sugar, and eggs.  Mix together well the flour, baking soda, and spices.  Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until well blended.  Stir in the pecans and fruit.  You will need to use your hands to mix it well as the batter is very very stiff.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake in 350o oven for about 10 to 12 minutes.  Makes about 12 dozen.

Charlotte says these cookies were her Daddy’s favorite, and were served on Christmas Eve with egg nog.

Here are some more rocks you can put in someone’s socks on Christmas Eve.

The Golden Hour in Utah Canvas Print

Colleen Cornelius 

Swarovski Crystals and Amazonite Beaded Butterfly Necklace

Victorian Style Treasures 

Beaded double wrap bracelet, macrame art, black leather, THE HONEY BEE BRACELET

Andrea Designs 

Triple Wrap Bracelet Garnet AA Gemstones Leather Cord Vintage Silver Filigree Button

Magdalene Jewels 

Ocean Jasper Druzy Necklace, Gemstone Sterling Chunky Handmade Jewelry

Shadow Dog Designs 

Reddish Brown Jasper Pendant Necklace Earrings Set, Rectangular, Copper Chain, Lever Backs

The Singing Beader 

Wire Wrapped Pendant, Heart Shape, Gift for Women

Morgan Jewelry Design 

Aqua Fire Agate Gemstone and Swarovski Crystal Bracelet, Sterling Handmade

Covergirl Beads 

Music Teachers Rock Desk Or Shelf Clock Handmade From Cherry Wood

Kevs Krafts

Genuine Garnet Beaded Necklace with Rare Khamphi Rosewood Pendant January Birthstone


Silver mist Jasper Pendant with Artistic Jasper, Quartz OOAK Necklace


Tiger Stripe Coordinated Jewelry Set for Women Tiger Eye Gemstones

Blue Morning Expressions 

In addition to these fantastic gift selections, each of these artists have their own shops filled with more gift ideas, so be sure and stop and shop with each one.

If you see  something you like, buy it now or forever lose it as handmade gifts sell out quickly!

Shop from these additional countdowns and pages:

Don’t see the perfect gift? Ask an artist to help you design something.

Shop now!



  1. What a delicious sounding recipe - thanks for sharing it with Julie and Harry, Charlotte! And so many beautiful "rocks" to complement the recipe. Thanks for including my ocean jasper necklace. Will share pin and tweet the items and share the blog everywhere. Treats to Handsome Harry from the Everwatchful Moose.

  2. Beautiful rocks along with a yummy sounding recipe. Thanks for including my "rock" jewelry set, Julie! Shared each to Pinterest and blog to FB.

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my recipies, Julie and Harry. They are delicious! Will be sharing these beautiful items and sharing your blog.

  4. Thank you Julie for featuring all these wonderful “rock” Christmas gifts.
    The recipe looks delicious. Definitely saving this one!

  5. What a great sounding recipe. Will have to convert to vegan and give it a try. Thank you Julie for the mid week promo. All will be tweeted, pinned and hashtagged.

  6. That recipe sounds great. Thank you, Julie and Harry, for including my pendant. Shared.

  7. Thank you Julie and Harry for another mid week promotion. Charlotte your recipe looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.
    I will be pinning all.

  8. Julie,
    Thank you for including my wrap in your beautiful collection and for the extra promotion.
    I shared all the items on Twitter and Pinterest board 2020-Countdown to Christmas.