Monday, January 3, 2011

Cookie Baking Night 01/03/10

Tonight was the first Cookie Baking Night of 2011. In attendance this evening: Carissa and Ethan. We made 7 layer bars. Ethan and Carissa crushed the graham crackers (using a rolling pin) to make the crust. Then they layered the ingredients on top of the crust. You may be surprised to know, this is a very kid-friendly recipe. It has a lot of steps for them to do. I highly recommend it.

We continued to work through our book Leading Little Ones to God by Marian Schoolland. Tonight we read lesson 39 "Jesus Showed His Glory", and Ethan read from the Bible for us (great to have some reading helpers).

Then we played several exciting hands of Mickey Mouse Uno, most of which I lost. After about 6 hands, I won a round. At this unusual happening, Carissa exclaimed, "But Katrina you never win!" We were all surprised.

As usual, a fun time was had by all!

7 Layer Bars

2 cups crushed graham crackers
1 stick of butter, melted

Combine butter and graham cracker crumbs to make the crust. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan.

On top of the crust layer:
1-1/2 cup coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup nuts
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes (until brown around the edges).

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