Welcome to our virtual holiday cookie exchange. Thirty foodie bloggers are sharing our favorite Christmas cookie recipes all this week.

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All the yummy goodness and temptation without the calories!

30 Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes

Warning: do not view these recipes on an empty stomach. We are not responsible for any snack attacks that result!

Butterscotch Haystacks + 29 more Christmas Cookie Recipes

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.

Butterscotch Haystacks + 29 more Christmas Cookie Recipes

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.

Butterscotch Haystacks + 29 more Christmas Cookie Recipes

That’s my kind of holiday baking!

Butterscotch Haystack Cookies

Butterscotch Haystack Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 5-ounce cans Chinese chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 16 ounces butterscotch chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together chinese noodles and peanuts.
  2. Melt butterscotch chips in a double boiler or in the microwave, following package directions.
  3. Pour melted butterscotch chips over noodle mixture and stir to combine and coat. (If the mixture seems too dry, add more melted butterscotch.)
  4. Drop by spoonful onto wax paper or parchment and allow to cool.

Notes

If the mixture seems a bit dry, add more melted butterscotch to coat.

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I hosted my extended family on my dad’s side for Christmas this weekend, and I served Grandma’s butterscotch haystacks.

30 Delicious Christmas Cookie Recipes

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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Click on any picture or the link below it to see your favorite cookies!

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Vintage News Junkie Marty's Musings

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Stone Gable Create and Babble

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The Happier Homemaker

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Now it’s YOUR turn to share your favorite Christmas Cookie,

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Comments

  1. Stopping by from the Cookie Exchange! This is my type of recipe ~ only 3 ingredients! I’m pinning this to try later :)

  2. Thank you for posting these haystacks! I had made these, or something similar year ago, but forgot the ingredients. Pinning and will be making for sure! ~Jeanette
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    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Glad I could help you rediscover a favorite recipe. As you know, these are delicious, and I personally think the more butterscotch the better. Some people use marshmallows and peanut butter in theirs, but I like the butterscotch version best.

  3. I love your pic by the tree! I may totally have to copy that. Assuming I actually get the cookies made! Which actually aren’t really cookies, but they are amazing! Can’t wait to see your home in person!

  4. O I could handle those all day long! Pinning for this year’s annual family BakeOff for sure!
    Cheers to you and yours this Christmas Amy!
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    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Thanks, Therese. Merry Christmas to you, as well.

      Your family bakeoff sounds like a blast. What a fun event. I’ll have to check out your post about it.

  5. These are perfect! I remember Mom making these – beautifully photographed –
    Kathy

  6. Amy, I haven’t made these in a long time, but I remember that they are so good. I’ll have to make up a batch of these soon. Pinning and sharing!

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Much better than that chicken chow mein in a can. My grandmother used to make that too, and I was not a fan. But these cookies are a keeper. If only they’d last longer, but they always seem to get eaten.

  7. I’ve gotta make these. Every time I see this recipe my mouth waters. Thanks!!!! YUMMY!

  8. I was just saying the other day that I wanted to make some of these. I’ll use your recipe!!

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      They’re always a hit! And they don’t last long. I’m loving how so many of the Cookie Exchange recipes are throwbacks. Our mothers’ and grandmothers’ recipes are often the best.

  9. Amy, I have heard of these and have had….and loved! Had no idea what was in them! So excited to make these! I know my family will love them. Thanks for sharing!! ~Christy

  10. I didn’t heed your advice and read this on an empty stomach lol- They look so yummy (and easy) Thanks for sharing, I had never seen these before- now on to check out your icebox cake :)
    Cheers
    Christina

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Sorry about that! I’ll confess that I had two of these for breakfast this morning! Protein, dairy, grain — by my count, that’s a good breakfast. Just don’t tell my kid.

  11. Love easy recipes! These would be great for my girls to make!

  12. Certainly never seen a recipe for these in Australia…. can’t wait to try these and surpise my friends. Thank you.

  13. Amy! Love butterscotch and LOVE no bake! Perfection!
    Thank you…

  14. So yummy! It’s been wonderful to be a part of this cookie exchange with you! Merry Christmas!
    Leslie

  15. Oh my goodness! My mom makes these every single year!!! I had no idea how easy those little suckers are. I will have to see if she will make some for my kiddos this year. Thanks for bringing good memories to mind!
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  16. Oh wow! I have never heard of cookies made with Chinese noodles. I will have to give these a try because they look so good! I loved being in the cookie exchange with you! Have a very merry Christmas!

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