From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Back in the day, a bar cookie called a "Hello Dolly" was all the rage. I was going through my Adelle Davis-Gayelord Hauser period at the time, so I never made the cookie for my family. That, however, never prevented me from sampling them when they appeared on someone else's table. The cookies were packed with an assortment of chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk, and those who liked "stuff" in their cookies loved them. When I found this recipe in Taste of Home magazine, the old "Hello Dolly" came to mind. These drop cookies are very similar, but they are not quite clones. This is a moist, sweet confection that's packed with everything that's awful for you, so I know you're going to love them. They are simple to make, keep extraordinarily well and even I, who am not fond of sweet things, have to admit they are delicious. Here is how they are made.
Treasure Cookies...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Taste of Home magazine
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup white baking chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
1) preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2) In a large bowl, beat milk and butter until blended. Combine cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder. Add to milk mixture and mix well. Stir in the coconut, chips and walnuts.
3) Drop by tablespoonfuls 2-inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
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