Saturday 22 October 2011

100 days to Christmas | magic cookie bars

While I'm celebrating my grandmother's 80th birthday with a family party, Melissa is here with another guest post for her family's favourite cookie recipe.
One of my favorite holiday activities is baking, and many years ago I discovered an Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe that has become a favorite with my family. It’s a fairly simple recipe as long as you don’t skip the “press down firmly with fork” direction (which enables the sweetened condensed milk to perform its “magic” and hold everything together). The recipe calls for 1 cup of chopped nuts – I always use pecans!

My favorite memory involving these cookies bars occurred about eleven years ago after a family BBQ. I was helping Mama clean up the kitchen while most of the family was still relaxing out in the back yard. There was one Magic Cookie Bar left in the bowl, so I leaned out the back door and asked if anyone wanted the last one. Luckily I had a firm grip on the bowl because several family members ran to get to the bowl first and grab that final cookie! As they fought over that last one, we all started laughing and I knew then that I would be making these Magic Cookie Bars every year for the holidays and other family get-togethers.

You can find the recipes for a few of our other family favorites on my blog here.

What are your family’s favorite recipes? Do you remember when and how they became favorites? 

 Thanks again for another great post, Melissa - I think I'm going give this one a try when we get home!


  1. Hope you're enjoying the birthday party! Thanks for the opportunity to guest blog. Let me know what y'all think when you try out the recipe.

  2. Have a great party! It's my Mum's 80th this week too

  3. Hope you're having a lovely time!
    Alison xx

  4. We are big fans of the magic cookie bars too - my oldest brother especially likes then when made by my sister-in-law.


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