Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Christmas is not Christmas without my Nana's huge spread of candies, cookies, and cakes. Every year, my cousins and I get tins filled with red and green cookies, almond bark, fruit cake cookies, and jam cake. The red and green cookies are like gold and we all fight over who has more in their tin. Nana threatens us that this is the last year she is making them, but that was 3 years ago and the cookies are always in our tins. Keep them coming, Nana! Or else. Nothing says Christmas spirit like threatening your grandmother. Fa la la la la la la la la!!!

Since I got married, I have been making some of her treats for JD. And me. Mostly for me. One of our favorites are the toffee graham crackers. They are easy and so yummy. Here is Nana's recipe:

Toffee Graham Crackers

1 c butter
1 c light brown sugar
graham crackers

Cover cookie sheet with foil and line with graham crackers. Boil sugar and butter for 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour hot sugary liquid over graham crackers until covered. Bake at 325 for 10 minutes. Cool 15 minutes and devour.


  1. Add chopped pecans for a totally different take on these amazing treats!!

  2. Yummy! I might have to make some of those! :)

  3. So simple and yet they look delightful! Like the pecan idea, too.

  4. I added slivered almonds and mini chocolate chips! So good, though I love them just the way your Grandma made them. *gorging self now*