Tuesday, December 7, 2021

December Podcast - the cookie recipe

In the December 7 podcast from NHPCO, Judi Lund Person and Jon Radulovic spoke with special guest Kimberly Skehan, Director of Compliance, Regulatory & Quality at SimiTree Healthcare Consulting about the CY22 Home Health final rule. The rule included hospice provisions on survey reform and enforcement remedies. 

Before launching into the discussion, Judi mentioned a favorite holiday activity was backing traditional cookies.  Judi wanted to share her recipe with podcast listeners and those who enjoy a good holiday cookie!  

Chocolate Toffee Cookie Crunch Bars

Cookie Base:
2 c. finely crushed vanilla wafers (50 wafers)
¼ c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 c. butter, melted

Toffee Layer:
½ c. butter
½ c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 – 6 oz. package (1 c.) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 
½ c. finely chopped almonds
(previously toasted)

Cookie Base:  Preheat oven to 350° F.  In bowl, combine crumbs, brown sugar and butter; mix well.  Press into a 13 x 9 baking pan.

Bake at 350° Time:  8 minutes

Toffee Layer:  In medium saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar.  Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil.  Boil for 1 minute;  pour immediately over baked base.

Bake at 350°. Time:  10 minutes

Let stand 2 minutes; sprinkle chocolate chips on top.  Let stand 2-3 minutes until chips are shiny and soft;  spread evenly.  Sprinkle with chopped nuts.  Chill until set (overnight).  Break into irregular pieces.

Thank you, Judi.  And Happy Holidays from NHPCO!

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