Cookie Traditions

Posted on 23 December 2012 Sunday


I’ve been posting about cookies for several years now. I think since my sister and I have gotten together to do our Cookies and Cocktails, we’ve thought about the cookies we’ve baked over the years and the special recipes we got from our mom. I can’t say I remember mom particularly baking cookies at Christmas, but I sure remember her baking cookies.

Today, I’m going to share a recipe that’s been a sheer delight to me and my children. I cam across this recipe in a cookbook my children’s elementary school put together and sold several years ago. I cannot bake these and leave them in my house as they are one of the few items I cannot stop myself from eating. I’ve recently took in a batch to work and my colleagues had pretty much the same complain. That simply means they’re delish! And, for just that reason, I’m sharing the recipe here. Whether or not you like to cook, you’ll enjoy the ease of this recipe and the joy and brings to those for whom you bake them.

Orleans
 
saltine crackers
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter
I bag chocolate semi-sweet chocolate chips
nuts (optional)
 
Preheat oven to 350.
 
Line cookie sheet with saltine crackers. Set aside.
 
In sauce pan, mix together brown sugar and butter. Heat to 126 degrees on candy thermometer. Pour hot mixture over crackers, smoothing with spatula as needed. place in oven for 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven when ingredients begin to bubble. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top, letting the warm mixture melt them. Smooth with spatula. Sprinkle with your favorite nuts. Refrigerate until cool. Remove, break into pieces and store in covered container.
 
I haven’t found many ways to improve this recipe but might in the future try graham crackers or Club crackers. Also, sprinkling in caramel chips or milk chocolate chips rather than semi sweet sounds interesting.
Happy Holidays!
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