Friday, October 17, 2008

Saltine Toffee Cookies



Saltine Toffee Cookies

My mother had her first bite of these two years ago at a neighborhood cookie exchange. She loved them and particularly enjoyed the fact that these could be made with matzoh crackers as well as saltines.
Remember, she grew up in the Catskills sometimes called the Borscht Belt and has friends that could appreciate this recipe. Don't wait for the Holidays or a cookie exchange- this recipe is good and easy for any occasion.



Ingredients:

4 ounces saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans




Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Line cookie sheet with saltine crackers in a single layer,
(I covered cookie sheet with aluminum foil, then sprayed with
cooking spray.)
3. In a saucepan combine the sugar and the butter. Bring to a boil
for three minutes. Immediately pour over saltines and spread
to cover crackers completely.
4. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes. Remove from oven
and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let sit for five
minutes. Spread melted chocolate and top with chopped
nuts. Cool completely and break into pieces. (Cool in fridge.)


4 comments:

Prudy said...

These are surprisingly yummy. My neighbor used to make them when I was a little girl. I've watched The magic of Ordinary Days twice now. I've had to renew it from the library. My whole family enjoyed it.

Rindy R said...

The cookies on your blog look great! I'm taking notes since I host a cookie exchange every Christmas - I might have to steal a few! Thanks for stopping by!

Tammy said...

These are great...I have friends that call them Crack Candy...lol

EAT! said...

We love these cookies at our house. I make tham when I can't muster up the energy to make a batch of real cookies. This looks like a good snack for after school today.