Hello Dolly cookies have been a Christmas tradition for as long as I can remember in my home. These cookies are also known as seven layer bar cookies have butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, pecans, graham crackers, coconut and sweetened condensed milk.
We all grow up with different holiday traditions. This cookie is one of my family’s traditions. I think these cookies are a real treat as they have so many different types of chips and nuts. Normally we would have never made something so fancy when doing everyday baking. I can always remember the holidays as the time to cook as fancy as we could. These cookies were a staple in our cookie gift boxes. These along with chocolate peanut butter balls, pecan sandies, and Chex mix meant it was getting close to Christmas in my house when I was growing up.
If you wanted to be more adventurous with your cookie making you could change these nuts to hazelnuts or perhaps even swap out the butterscotch chips for peanut butter chips.
Source Virginia McDowell. Jefferson City, Mo. 1966. This is a favorite of mine; we generally make this around X-mas.
Hello Dolly Cookies
Hello Dolly cookies are also known as seven layer bars, no matter what you call them, they are still completely delicious.
- 4 ounces melted butter
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 6 ounces butterscotch chips
- 1 cup coconut
- 6 ounces chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
Melt butter in large pan and sprinkle with the rest of above in order as written. Sprinkle evenly in pan. Pour Borden's Milk over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. After it has cooled cut into squares.