A Cookie Exchange

Our annual, neighborhood cookie exchange came and went last week.
 Not wanting to miss out, but having little time on my hands 
(what with our newborn and what have you!) 
I opted to go the simple, yet stylish route this year....with a twist.

What's that mean exactly? 
7 layer bar, of course. 
Their SO good and so quick you really can't go wrong.

Everyone and their mother's brother's sister has a recipe for one of these bad boys - but I'll share mine anyway. Why not, right?

Gather your ingredients:

1 stick butter, melted 
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (or enough to cover the melted butter) 
1 -8 oz bag chocolate chips 
1-8 ox bag butterscotch chips 
2 cups coconut (or however much you want) 
1 small bag chopped pecans or walnuts 
1 can eagle brand condensed milk, drizzled over the top 

layer in 9X13 inch pan 
bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, until golden 

Parchment lined pans is a must, by the way.
(fyi:I doubled the recipe, hence the two pans)

Go ahead and enjoy a little release of that holiday stress while making your graham cracker crumbs!

Pour melted butter into the bottom of the dish, cover with graham cracker crumbs.

Layer on your chocolate and butterscotch morsels.

Followed by the coconut and nuts (I used walnuts).

Drizzle over the condensed milk and bake.

So yummy; but let's face it, not exactly festive, are they?

Time to pull out that star cookie cutter and start cutting.
Yeah, it's a messy, sticky job, but the results couldn't be better. 
It takes this everyday cookie to the next level - at least I think so!

Until next time,