Sunday, December 19, 2010

Domino Christmas Cookies

Besides the Brown-Eyed Susan's, Dusty informed me that these are his other favorite Christmas cookie of all time. I need to stop baking so much, I'm getting sugar rushes all the time!
These cookie bars are great because they don't require any baking at all. Yay for no-bake cookies!

There are 3 different layers to these cookies, this is what you need to make the 1st Layer:
-1/2 cup Butter
-1/4 cup Sugar
-1/3 cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
-1 tsp Vanilla
-1 Egg
-2 cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs
-1 cup Flaked Coconut
-1/2 cup of chopped Walnuts or Pecans

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together until combined.

Press firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.

Put in the fridge to chill while you make the 2nd layer.

Here is what you are going to need for the 2nd Layer:
-6 tbsp softened Butter
-3 tbsp Vanilla Pudding Mix
-4-1/2 tbsp Milk
-3 cups Powdered Sugar

In a bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixture.
In another small bowl, combine the powdered sugar with the pudding mix, stir to combine.
Then add 1 tbsp of Milk to the bowl of butter and add 1/4 of the powdered sugar mixture while mixing with the electric mixer. Alternate adding milk and powdered sugar until you have used all the powdered sugar mixture and the 4-1/2 tbsp of milk. Mix with the electric mixer until it's smooth with no lumps.
Lumps = Bad
Smooth = Good

Spread as smoothly and evenly as possible on top of the first layer.

Put in the fridge to chill while making the 3rd are almost there!
Weird lighting change from this picture and the previous one!
The cream went from white to yellow?!?

Here is what you are going to need for the 3rd and FINAL Layer:
-4 oz German Sweetened Baking Chocolate (found at any grocery store!)
-1 tbsp of Shortening

Over low heat, melt the German Chocolate. Add the shortening and mix it in until just melted.
*Spread the 3rd layer as quickly as possible. The chocolate hardens very quickly!*
Make sure to spread it over the entire surface of the 2nd layer, you don't want any of the 2nd layer to be showing!
Place the baking dish back into the fridge to chill for 1 to 2 hours.
Cut the cookies into domino sized rectangles and keep them in the fridge until you are about to serve/eat them!

The cookies are actually suppose to be smaller than this, think dominos! But I was excited and wanted bigger pieces!
 Oink! Oink!


  1. Uh, YUM! These look absolutely delicious. And they have the added bonus of no-bake?

    Come to me, my darlings.

  2. Thanks! I got it at Disneyland this summer. They have so many cute kitchen and baking stuff!

  3. Not sure if you are aware of this or not, but this is essentially the recipe for Nanaimo Bars. These cookies have an interesting backstory.

  4. How interesting! The recipe was given to me by Dusty, who got it from his mom. I've never heard of them before, but it was fun reading about their origin!

  5. Yeah, we got our recipe from . . . someone (can't remember who) back in the 70s, and went nuts over them. Then, a few years ago, I saw something on Food Network about it. They used to have a show called "Best Of" (or something like that), where the hosts visited different locales around the country and showcased foodstuffs that those towns were known for. Nanaimo Bars were featured. I was pretty surprised to find out that these bars are so renown. Heh heh heh... :-)

  6. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! lol You did it again...

    I will be making these in the very near future! I'm pretty sure that I'm now obsessed with your blog as well as your recipes...

    I will be anxiously awaiting your future posts...dying to try more!

    I think I need to go brush my teeth. I haven't even had any of these yet, but I can already feel my teeth rotting from the sugar I will consume from your blog! ;)

  7. Wow, these look really good! That second layer really intrigues me with the vanilla pudding..... yum!


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