Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Seven-Layer Cookies

I think more people would put this in the "bar" category but since we've always called them cookies in my family that's how they'll stay. I think these are best right out of the oven with a glass of milk. Chewy, gooey, goodness!

And today's line-up is:

1/4 C. Oleo (butter for you youngsters out there)
1 C. Graham Cracker crumbs
1 12 oz. pkg. Chocolate Chips
1 12 oz. pkg. Butterscotch Chips
1 Can Eagle Brand
1/2 C. Pecans (Chopped)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter and pour over the (inside) bottom of a 9 X 13 pan.

Next, crunch up your Graham Crackers. I usually use just regular Graham's but this time I accidentally grabbed the cinnamon ones. They are just as good!!! I've found that one of the easiest ways to crunch up the Grahams is to put them in a Ziploc, get a drinking glass and pound away. This time though, they tried to escape. Oh no! Please note the pot holder underneath the escapees. P.T. made that especially for me. Wasn't that sweet?

Pour your crunched Grahams over the butter and completely cover bottom of pan.

Next, cover the Grahams with the chocolate chips. You might have too many so feel free to grab a few to snack on.

The butterscotch chips are next. Yum! As mentioned before feel free to snack away! Isn't this a cool little "pan"? I found it at the Antiques Barn in Castle Rock, CO. I love it!

On top of the butterscotch goes the coconut. Add as little or as much as you like. I LOVE LOVE LOVE coconut so I went a little overboard. Except for one little corner. I made these cookies to take to work and my office mate can't stand coconut. How un-American! But because I'm nice I left one corner coconut free. She was very happy.

Next comes the Eagle Brand. Pour the entire contents of the can right over everything. Doesn't that look healthy? And if you have cats you might share a dollop or two. And if you're a vet please act like I didn't just type that. Thank you.

Finally, add your chopped pecans. The recipe calls for 1/2 C. but as with the coconut it's really a matter of preference. I just chopped up a bunch and threw them on top.

My mom has had this type of pecan chopper (yes, I know it can chop other things) for years and I always enjoyed being the one who got to use it. I found this one at a garage sale and grabbed it up. Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. And, as you can see, I was watching TV while baking. Ghost Hunters cracks me up!

Bake for 30 minutes then enjoy the melty, yummy, goodness.

These are the only two I ate. That day.

And now since I'm hungry and bored because Oklahoma is snowed in today and I have plenty of milk I really want to go make some more of these. I think I will.

1 comment:

Poodle said...

I dig the chopper.