January 31st, 2015
When my son, who is now almost 18 years old, was in preschool, a Christmas party was held at the school after the children performed a Christmas program. That party is where I first met these cookies, and I thought they were so good, I immediately asked for the recipe from the mom who brought them. Thank you, Sally—wherever you are! These have been some of my favorite Christmas cookies ever since then. One year I didn’t make these particular cookies for the holidays, and when my sister arrived at my house for Christmas, she looked at the plate of cookies I had made and expressed her disappointment that the Graham Cracker Pralines were missing. She said they were her favorite. I made it up to her the following year and have made them every year since then. With only four ingredients, these little guys are SO EASY to make. You start off by lining a cookie sheet with graham crackers.
Then you cook some butter, brown sugar, and pecans for a couple of minutes and pour the mixture on top of the graham crackers.
Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. Then cut them into squares and let them cool. Mmmmm. Delicious!!!! Be sure to pop in next week as I will be sharing my recipe for my favorite Christmas beverage—–Yuletide Punch!
Recipe by Betty Crocker/Slightly Adapted by Winner Dinners
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350. Line the bottom of a cookie sheet that has sides with graham crackers. It may be necessary to cut a few graham crackers to fit on the edges. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, and add the brown sugar and pecans. Bring to a boil and then boil for 2 minutes. Pour the brown sugar mixture over the graham crackers, spreading with a knife to evenly coat them. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to sit for about two or three minutes before cutting them into squares. Then let them cool completely before removing them from the cookie sheet.