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Homemade Dandy-Do Cookies Recipe

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


Indulge in easy-to-make, delicious Dandy-Do Cookies! Perfect for quick snacks or holiday treats. Try this family-favorite recipe today!


  • 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 12 sleeves Ritz crackers


  1. Prepare Your Pan: Begin by lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the Ritz crackers in a single layer, covering the base of the sheet. This will form the crunchy foundation of our cookies.
  2. Cook the Caramel Mixture: In a small saucepan, combine the sweetened condensed milk, butter, and brown sugar. Stirring often, cook this mixture over medium heat for about 7-8 minutes. The goal is to meld the ingredients into a smooth, rich caramel.
  3. Add the Final Touches: Reduce the heat to low. Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract, followed by the chopped peanuts. Continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes or until the mixture thickens substantially. This is your cookie topping, rich with flavors and textures.
  4. Assemble the Cookies: Using a cookie scoop, carefully top each cracker with a generous amount of the caramel-peanut mixture. The warmth of the caramel will slightly soften the crackers, infusing them with its gooey goodness.
  5. Cool and Serve: Allow the cookies to cool completely at room temperature. Once set, they can be stored in an airtight container to maintain their crispness and flavor.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes