Monday, December 21, 2009

Retro Christmas Cookies



Do you remember Haystacks? I remember these from my long ago childhood as always being one of the treats on Christmas cookie trays, and I loved them. So, I was at the grocery store the other day browsing the baking aisle and noticed the butterscotch chips. I picked them up and there was the recipe for Haystacks on the bag. I tossed them in my basket along with the other ingredients called for (except marshmallows - don't remember those being in the Haystacks of my childhood?). If you've never had them, you'll probably think this recipe sounds horrible, but they're so good in a retro 60's kind of way.

Here's the easy recipe:

Haystacks

1  11 oz. bag butterscotch chips
3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
2  5 oz. cans chow mein noodles

Melt butterscotch chips in microwave til melted (about 1 - 2 minutes).
Stir in peanut butter.
Stir in chow mein noodles.
Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
Store in fridge.

1 comment:

Pom Pom said...

Oh yes! My mother made them and she did include the marshmallows. Other than the scratchy feeling of undercoated chow mien noodles, I loved them. There was another childhood cookie I couldn't get enough of. They had coconut and cocoa. They were balls. Do you know what those might be called?

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