Magic Cookie Bars
Or depending upon where you live, Seven Layer Bars
I can’t claim nostalgia for these because my family didn’t make them when I was growing up. In fact, my family didn’t bake much of anything while I was growing up. Really, it’s not as sad as it sounds (and I most certainly am making up for lost time now). But anyway, I’ve never actually made magic cookie bars nor can I tell you what makes them magic.
At Christmas, we receive our annual shipment of cookies from my husband’s mother and inevitably, the magic cookie bars are the ones most fought over. What better cookie to fight over? I mean really, can you imagine anyone fighting over a rosemary lavender shortbread? Granted, those types of baked goods do not make it into our yearly gift basket and I am grateful as I don’t expect it’s the kind of thing my mother-in-law would make. So this is why the magic cookie bars make a once a year appearance on our table – and probably why they deserve a coveted spot in our hearts.