Cookies, Cookies and more Cookies

Emma and I have been to 2 cookie exchanges in the past couple of weeks so I thought I would share a few ideas and recipes. Here is a picture of the cookies I made a couple of weeks ago and have included the recipe for. I think they are my favorite of all the ones I have made this year – because they are soooooooooo easy.

Santa’s Favorite Cookie

On the stove melt 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 stick of butter until boiling and boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Line a pan with graham crakers (about 9 full size sheets) and pour hot mixture over. Then sprinkle with nuts if desired (I used sliced almonds but pecan or walnut peices would be good) Let cool and cut into squares. I doubled this recipe and it worked well. So easy and really good – people usually can’t even tell they are graham crackers.

A couple other easy recipes I have learned at these exchanges.

Crush one pack of oreos and 1 pack of cream cheese in food processor and make into balls and dip in white chocolate. I had these with mint oreos too – yummy

One more idea

On a baking sheet put a small pretzel twist and top with a rolo candy. Put in the oven set to 250 degrees and bake for about 4 or 5 minutes just until the rolo is soft – remove from oven and press a pecan half into the rolo – and tada you made candy – kids would like to help with this one