Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Favorite Holiday Cookie

I love making cookies.  When I was thinking about cookies I loved growing up, it was the 7 layer cookies I always made with my Mom.  They are rich and chewy and we always cut them very small so we can pop the whole thing in our mouths.  I just found out that these are my bro's favorite cookies too, I guess my Dad was right, we do share a brain :)

Funny story about when I asked my Mom for this recipe.  When I moved out of the house and was collecting my favorite recipes from my Mom, I was shocked to find out that most of her recipes are from the back of a can or bag. Its like when I called her for her pumpkin pie recipe and she told me to buy the Libby's can and follow that recipe.  This cookie bar recipe is on the back of the Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk can.  My most favorite thing about making these cookies is that it only dirties one dish, the pan you bake them in.  

This is my Hubby's favorite cookie.  It is an Italian Ricotta Cookie.  I wish I could share the recipe with you, but it is a family recipe.  So instead I will tease you with one more picture.

So moist and delicious. mmmmm... cookies.  

Ok enough teasing.  Here is the recipe for the 7 layer cookies.  Now the back of the can calls them magic cookie bars. They really are magically delicious.  

1 stick butter melted
1 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 1/3 cup coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees for glass and 350 degrees for metal.

Spray 13 X 9 pan with cooking spray. Put melted butter in pan.  Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over butter and press firmly.  Top with sweetened condensed milk.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips, coconut and nuts.  Using wax paper press down firmly on the cookies.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Let cool completely before cutting.  Cut into one inch squares.  

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

ahhh you tease! The ricotta cookies look fantastic! Though I can't make cookies... so maybe i'll try ricotta pancakes? hehe

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

ricotta pancakes would be delicious!!!!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

these look so good! I want to eat one right now.

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