Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Cookie Bonanza: Easy Cookies

These holiday "cookies" are kind of a running joke in my family. The original 3x5 card that my mom wrote the recipe on back in the day has a subtitle in parentheses - Not-So-Easy Cookies. This is because, much like the Peanut Butter Balls, Mom had the hardest time making these cookies pretty. You break them apart once they've cooled, much like a candy bark, and she could never make them break into pretty pieces. I'm not much better, but I don't think the pieces are as hideous as my mother used to say they were. Plus, these things taste so good, and they really are quite easy to make.

Easy Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
12 oz package chocolate chips and/or peanut butter chips

1. Line a jelly roll pan with foil. Layer with saltines (however many fit).
2. Boil butter and brown sugar together for 3 minutes. Pour over crackers.
3. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes. While baking, melt your chocolate chips.
4. Immediately top with melted chocolate chips. Let cool 1-2 hours. Turn pan upside down, peel foil off cookies and break apart into pieces. This is sometimes not-so-easy.


Shell said...

Have you tried using a cookie cutter on them?

kyooty said...

Ah up here we use Breton Crackers for the Cracker part, but just this week I saw a video on Kraft (no I'm not part of their compnay or endorsing, just passing on what I saw) and they show how to make this with Honey Maid Graham Crackers! yep, you line up the pan all even like and then the crackers practically cut themselves.

JulieChats said...

Who cares what they look like, they sound yummy!

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Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

This sounds delicious! I'm not good at the butter and sugar thing. I tried it last year and burned it, not good:(
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Mom on the Run said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!
I am hosting a cookie exchange tonight. Should be fun with all those cookies :)

Anonymous said...

What struck me about this post wasn't the recipe, but the memory associated with the recipe.

That note in the margin on the recipe card is like carrying a piece of your past along with you - whether you have the actual card or just the memory of the note.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try this recipe.
Thanks for sharing.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like a recipe I can handle.

Happy Sunday SITS!

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