Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nana's Graham Cracker Cookies

Submitted by Linda (Recipe from Michelle)
You all probably know by now that Michelle is the true foodie, a chef to be reckoned with. I'm always cautious when posting recipes, because I want to be sure it's up to her standard. Since this recipe is from her (via her husband's grandma), I think she'll approve!

I served these to some gals last week, and the raving included the comment "to die for". So don't be discouraged by the simplicity of the ingredients or directions. These are a winner!
These are also relatively quick to put together if you need a homebaked treat that doesn't involve a mixer or a long list on ingredients.
Nana's Graham Cracker Cookies

1 lb. butter (I used a half pound for one cookie sheet of crackers)
24 graham crackers
2 C. brown sugar (I used 1 C. for one cookie sheet)
8 oz. sliced almonds
2 tsp. vanilla (1 tsp. for one cookie sheet)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with graham crackers. Melt butter and sugar together to form a syrup, stirring constantly. Put a small mound (I like a larger mound) of almonds on each graham cracker. As soon as syrup boils, remove from heat and cool 2 minutes. Add vanilla and spoon over crackers. Bake for 7 minutes (look for bubbling all over). Edges won't be brown. Let cool 10 minutes. Cut into squares and remove to wire cooling rack.


Valerie said...

...And they were oh, so tasty!

kate wallace said...

Oh I want to try this with gluten free graham crackers!

jmaclaren said...

Wow, so quick and easy. I will have to try these next week for Church potluck dinner.

Danice said...

Yum!!! I'm totally making these for our next family gathering!!! Thanks for sharing Linda!