Happy holidays everyone! I will now teach you how I make the easiest holiday cookies ever. In fact, I’m not even sure they qualify as cookies… but the DO qualify as delicious and they are simple enough that even *I* can’t screw them up, so it’s a win-win! And you only need FOUR ingredients! I told you they were simple! Here we go!
• Your favorite graham crackers (mine are the cinnamon dusted ones from Trader Joe’s — delicious)
• Two sticks of butter. Don’t judge! How else would something this easy be this delicious?
• One cup of brown sugar
• One cup of chopped pecans
First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil (this helps with cleanup immensely), and then spread the cookies out on the sheet, keeping them as close together as you can (and leave a generous amount around the edges).
Next, melt the butter on medium heat and add in the brown sugar. Bring this mix to a boil for about 4 minutes until it magically turns to caramel. The best caramel in the world. The kind you burn your tongue with because you need to “taste it to make sure it’s turning out OK.” Once it’s ready, mix in the pecans and then remove from the heat.
Pour the mixture over the graham crackers and spread it with a spoon. It will spread a little more in the oven, so don’t go all the way to the edges, but close. After it’s spread over the crackers, pop the cookie sheets in the oven for 6.5 minutes, then remove and let cool.
While baking them, it’s imperative that you share the “licks” of the pot of caramel with only those you love the most.
After the cookies have cooled about 10 minutes, they are ready to enjoy! I usually make a batch and save about 6 for me and box up the rest for friends or family. If you’re boxing them up, make sure you put a sheet of wax paper between each layer too keep things manageable. Enjoy!
For your internet share of the day, here’s something that sounds AMAZING and far more complicated than the cookies above: Dark chocolate pistachio orange cinnamon rolls. Yup.