Monday, December 19, 2011

Seven Layer Cookies - A Family Favorite

Do you have a cookie you only make at the holidays?
We do!
It is the Seven Layer Cookie!
Why do we only make it at Christmas?
I don't know because it is so easy and so yummy!
There are similar recipes on the sweetened condensed milk cans.
Carnation calls them Outrageous Bars. Eagle Brand calls them Magic Bars.
We call them 7 layer bars because we have added butterscotch chips!

Here is what you need!

Melt the stick of butter and pour into a 9 x 13 pan.
In the words of Paula Deen "butter makes it better"!

Take one package of graham crackers and get a helper to crush them up!
This is a great kid cookie because they can help with every step and they are quick!
Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the butter evenly.
Sprinkle a whole bag of chocolate chips!
A whole bag of butterscotch chips!
A cup of pecans! (you can substitute another nut here or leave them out if you have nut allergies in the fam)
A cup to cup and half of coconut!
Drizzle one can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over the whole pan.
And Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. If using a glass pan bake at 325, if using a metal pan 350!
Pull them out when they are lightly browned. If you can wait let them cool before cutting,
they will stay together better.
Maybe these will become your family favorite as well!
Happy Holidays!


1 stick butter
1 package graham crackers crushed
1 12 oz package chocolate chips
1- 12 oz package butterscotch chips
1 cup chopped pecans (or nut of your choice)
1 cup coconut
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

Melt stick of butter. Sprinkle, and spread crushed graham crackers evenly. Layer chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chopped pecans, and coconut. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk evenly over the whole thing (this acts like a glue that will hold everything together.)

Bake at 350 in a metal pan, 325 if using a glass pan for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly brown on the edges. Let cool before cutting.