December 20, 2012

7 Layer Cookies

It's almost here, it's almost here!! Aren't these "keep calm" thingees fun? I want to get one that says "Keep Calm and Bake", and frame it to hang in my kitchen. This is probably the prettiest one I've seen though! So, are you all ready for Christmas, or will this weekend be a frantic rush to finish those loose ends?

                                                                                      Source: Louise via Tumblr

We're done, nearly. I just need to do some research, find a good neighborhood for lights, and whip the boys' scarves together. I can crochet pretty quickly, but only rectangular things. If you want a blanket or scarf, I'm your girl! Maybe someday I'll learn more tricks... maybe not. :)

7 Layer Cookies
Printable Recipes

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 cup crushed graham crackers
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, etc)

Melt butter and pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle remaining ingredients over the butter in layers in the order listed. Drizzle condensed milk over the top, top with nuts (if desired). Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Let cool and cut into squares.
Easy as pie, right?? I'm sure there are a zillion different recipes for bars like this out there, but they happen to be The Geologist's favorite Christmas treat. We skip the nuts though. He's not a nut fan.
They're crunchy and chewy, but mostly buttery!  The butter just oozes into every nook and cranny, taking all these simple ingredients to a whole new level of Yum! If you don't have graham crackers, you can pretty much use any crunchy cookie. We actually used butter cookies for this batch.
Layers of chewy coconut and buttery crumbs, lightly crunchy tops and bottoms. These are always on our Christmas plates for friends and neighbors!
How can something with so many yummy ingredients not be good?


  1. Seven layer cookies are so yummy! They are one of my husband's favs. His mom makes him a big box of them for him every year and of course we all get in on the eating :)

  2. Those look evil... I'm just going to assume that they are... and never make them. Good strategy? I'm thinking yes.

    1. Very good strategy. I don't even like coconut, yet somehow if I take a bite of these... I can't stop.

  3. Those look yummy. I'd make mine without the chocolate chips, of course. Today, however, I'm making your sugar cookies! Perhaps I'll post a pic!

  4. Do you have scratch and sniff for those of us not close to your kitchen, April? I used to make something similar called Magic Cooky Bars, but these look much better! Stick to that crocheting - once you do it for a while it gets easier and easier!

  5. We made "Dream Bars" which were wonderful years ago. Haven't made them in years, but I'm planning on making your 7 Layer Cookies instead. I know five boys and men in this family that will love them. Thank you so much.

    LindaLee from Cross’N My Stitches

  6. They look so good! And your gingercake and your sugar cookies too! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Angie xo

  7. Me and my family are havnig a cookie baking day Saturday and I think I'm adding this to the itinerary :)

  8. I used to make these bars every year April! Deliciousness! We don't have graham crackers here. We have digestive biscuits which are kind of the same, except they are round and they wouldn't work very well in this. Perhaps I could make a shortbread base. I'll have to give it a go. Let you know how it turns out! Love you!! xxoo


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