Welcome to our virtual holiday cookie exchange. Thirty foodie bloggers are sharing our favorite Christmas cookie recipes all this week.
All the yummy goodness and temptation without the calories!
Warning: do not view these recipes on an empty stomach. We are not responsible for any snack attacks that result!
I’m bringing my easy-to-make, no-bake Butterscotch Haystacks. These were one of my favorite things from my Grandma Joyner’s kitchen, along with her icebox fruit cake.
I’m pretty sure this recipe originated in the 1960s or 1970s, the heyday of chicken chow mein from a can.
Because Chinese chow mein noodles are one of the three ingredients you need to make them.
Yep, you read that right. These tasty morsels require only three ingredients! And no baking.
That’s my kind of holiday baking!
- 2 5-ounce cans Chinese chow mein noodles
- 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 16 ounces butterscotch chips
- In a large bowl, mix together chinese noodles and peanuts.
- Melt butterscotch chips in a double boiler or in the microwave, following package directions.
- Pour melted butterscotch chips over noodle mixture and stir to combine and coat. (If the mixture seems too dry, add more melted butterscotch.)
- Drop by spoonful onto wax paper or parchment and allow to cool.
If the mixture seems a bit dry, add more melted butterscotch to coat.
I hosted my extended family on my dad’s side for Christmas this weekend, and I served Grandma’s butterscotch haystacks.
They were a big hit and a source of many shared memories. The memories and stories make the cookies even sweeter.
Thanks to Barb of The Everyday Home for planning the virtual cookie exchange.
Please visit the following blogs to see what cookies they ‘re bringing to the Christmas Cookie Exchange:
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Now it’s YOUR turn to share your favorite Christmas Cookie,
Bar or Christmas Treat Recipes.