Friday, October 7, 2011

Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies - Crazy Cooking Challenge


This is the 'second round' of The Crazy Cooking Challenge and I'm so excited to be a participant! Please take time to review the recipes at the end of this post and vote for your favorite....

Over 100 of us are all posting a chocolate chip cookie recipe at the same time today - all across the country!
This is a fantabulous cookie recipe I found at Mels Kitchen Cafe!
I not only give these cookies a "Thumbs UP" rating....I also have to add a W.O.W. rating too!
I would really like to rename them...Magic Bar Cookies!

You probably remember that awesome layered cookie recipe - some call them Hello Dollies, Seven-Layer Bars or Magic Bars. 
This is a drop cookie version of that recipe and it's amazing.  I had to try it, but wasn't sure if maybe they would flatten all over the cookie sheet.
No way - they turned out just like cookies and they are somewhat sticky and chewy on the inside.  I love that about my cookies!

I'm sure the 1/2 c. of flour added to the dough makes a difference.
The dough contains sweetened condensed milk and NO eggs!
Do hope you'll try them. They're definitely a new fave in my recipe file!

1-1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs (about 25 - 30 squares)
1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 - 14 ozs. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1-1/3 c. coconut
2 c. (1 pkg.) semisweet chocolate chips
1 c. walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)
(I prefer mine toasted first)
Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder.  In a large bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk and butter until smooth.  Add graham cracker crumb mixture; mix well. Stir in coconut, chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoonsful onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. (the larger the cookie, the longer it takes to bake)
Use low fat sweetened condensed milk.  Fat free would probably work too, though it contains more water and I'm guessing you'd need more flour?

Use half chocolate chips and half butterscotch, or even peanut butter chips.
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