Harvest Treasure Cookies

163072920From a recipe passed down through generations, these should be called pot-luck cookies since they work with many variations. At different times we’ve added bits of pretzels, butterscotch morsels, or crushed heath bar  – whatever we might happen to have on hand – and the outcome is tasty every time. The name comes from their nutty taste and the fact that we tend to cook them often in the fall for tailgates, lunchbox treats, Halloween goodie bags, and teacher appreciation days. Enjoy! 


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 (14 oz.) can condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes (optional)
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts 
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 and grease cookie sheet. In one bowl, combine all dry ingredients. In another, combine margarine and condensed milk until beaten smooth. Add wet mix to dry mix; mixture will thicken as you stir. Drop tablespoons onto cookie sheet. Bake 10-13 minutes or until slightly brown. Tip: We tried chopping the nuts in a food processor to a fine powder to please both children who don’t like the idea of nuts and adults who love the added flavor. The flavor was still there, but the consistency was softer and gooier. Experiment yourself and let us know how it goes!

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