Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This Years' New Favorite Gift Cookie Recipe

Got it from a friend, who got it from a friend, with no title and no cookbook noted. It's quick, easy, and the pecans are the only really expensive ingredient if you are careful to stock up on butter when it's on sale.

1) Line a 10x15 inch cookie sheet with foil and spray with Pam or similar.

2) Break graham crackers into fourths and put on the cookie sheet in one layer.

3) Cook 2 sticks butter, one cup brown sugar, one cup chopped pecans, and 1tsp. vanilla on medium heat for 2 minutes.

4) Drizzle the mixture over the graham crackers and put it in the oven at 350
° F for 10 minutes.

5) Pull out of oven and continue spreading the mix over the crackers, then take the foil off the cookie sheet and lay it on a cooling rack, or in the freezer to quick set it.

They are good, and taste like a much more expensive treat.

Today is:

Armed Forces Flag Day -- India

Commemoration Day -- Cote D'ivoire

Day of Mourning for Dingle-Fritter, Gooseberry-Humple, Tiger-Get-By, LoneFolding, But Not Zimber-Quattor -- Fairy Calendar

Día de las Velitas -- Columbia

Hang a Wreath Day -- after all, by now it's about time

International Civil Aviation Day

Letter Writing Day -- no origin info found, but think of how happy someone will be to get a letter if you write one!

National Cotton Candy Day

National Heroes' Day -- East Timor

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day -- US

Quema del Diablo -- Guatemala (burning of the devil)

St. Ambrose's Day (Patron of bee keepers, bees, candle makers, domestic animals, French Commissariat, learning, Milan, students, and wax refiners)

Student Day -- Iran

Spitak Remembrance Day -- Armenia

Anniversaries Today:

Delaware becomes the first US State, 1787

Birthdays Today:

Aaron Carter, 1987
Tino Martinez, 1967
C. Thomas Howell, 1966
Edd Hall, 1958
Larry Bird, 1956
Tom Waits, 1949
Johnny Bench, 1947
Harry Chapin, 1942
Ellen Burstyn, 1932
Ted Knight, 1923
Eli Wallach, 1915
Louis Prima, 1910

Today in History:

Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated, BC43
Chinese Emperor Lo-Yang makes notation of a supernova (MSH15-52), 185
Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the US, is completed to Trumbull, 1696
The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London, 1732
Marquis de Lafayette attempts to enter the American military as a major general, 1776
The New York Philharmonic plays its first concert, 1842
Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission, 1900
Leo Baekeland of Yonkers patents the first thermosetting plastic, Bakelite, 1911
The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, 1941
Prince Rainier III of Monaco revises the principality's constitution, devolving some of his power to advisory and legislative councils, 1962
The first ever general election on the basis of direct adult franchise is held in Pakistan for 313 National Assembly seats, 1970
The final Apollo mission is launched, and takes the photo now called The Blue Marble as they take off, 1972
Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist, 1988
The Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter, a little more than six years after it was launched, 1995
The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit against the Napster file-sharing client alleging copyright infringement, 1999
The Conservative Party of Canada is officially recognized after the merger of the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 2003


  1. This is a definite try it, for a cookie exchange... Or feeding "my" starving deputies. Poor guys just don't seem to get enough cookies this time of year. (wide grin...)


  2. Cat, these should be just right. Thanks for stopping by.


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