Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Baking: Brittle Cookies

Everyone has a treat that reminds them of the holidays.  Here's one of mine.  My mom made them every year, only at Christmas (which is a good thing considering how much I love them!).

40 saltine crackers
1 cup butter (no substitutes)
1 cup brown sugar
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup finely chopped pecans

Preheat over to 350.  Line a 11x16 baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange crackers in one layer.  Heat butter and sugar in small saucepan over medium high heat until bubbly.  Stir frequently until you've formed a carmel sauce - takes about 3 minutes.  Pour over the crackers.  Bake at 350 for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and straighten crackers with fork.  Sprink with chocolate chips and allow to melt.  Spread with a butter knife until smooth then top with nuts.  Place in refrigerator to cool then cut into squares.  Store in refrigerator.

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