French Christmas Cookies

SECRET INGREDIENT: graham crackers Graham crackers have a sweet, nutty taste that makes a fabulous flour for cookies when crushed

SECRET INGREDIENT: graham crackers

Graham crackers have a sweet, nutty taste that makes a fabulous flour for cookies when crushed into crumbs. Chopped walnuts enhance the nutty flavor even more. With a simple chocolate topping, these moist treats will have everyone reaching for seconds–even when it isn’t Christmas.

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  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 3 1/4 cups (20 ounces) milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup milk

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Preheat the oven to 375°F.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter or margarine. Add the cracker crumbs, walnuts, 2 cups of the chocolate chips, and the milk. Mix well.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Fill miniature paper baking cups three-quarters full. Place the cups 1 inch apart on baking sheets. Bake until the surfaces look dry, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.[/step-item]

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Melt the remaining 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl on medium heat for 3 minutes, stopping to stir every minute. Top each cookie with 1/4 teaspoon melted chocolate. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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