It's that time of year for holiday baking! I'm always looking for yummy new recipes, so I thought I would kick off Thrifty Jinxy's Holiday Cookie Exchange! We won't be exchanging real cookies, but RECIPES for cookies and other treats. Just leave a link to your recipe in Mr. Linky below. (If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave your recipe in the comments.) UPDATE: The links are no longer working, but you can find LOTS of cookie recipes HERE.
This is my very favorite thing my Mom makes every year. She made them last week and I already ate a bunch of them already! They have three layers, a chocolaty/coconut bottom layer, a creamy vanilla middle layer and then a rich chocolate top layer.
Napoleon Cremes Recipe
1 C butter, softened
1/4 C sugar
1/4 C baking cocoa
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 C finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp milk
3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 C confectioners sugar
1 C semisweet chocolate chips
3 Tbsp butter
Combine 1/2 cup butter, sugar, cocoa and vanilla in a double boiler over medium low heat. Stir until butter is melted. Add egg. Cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add in crumbs and coconut. Press into a greased 9 inch square baking pan. In a bowl, cream remaining butter. Add milk, pudding mix and confectioners' sugar. Beat until fluffy. Spread over crust. Refrigerate until firm (1-1/2 to 2 hours). Melt chocolate chips and butter in double boiler. Cool slightly. Spread over pudding layer. Refrigerate. Cut into bars.