Sunday, December 14, 2008

Aleece's Million Dollar Caramel Cookies


I am attending a Cookie Exchange next Tuesday with many of my girlfriends. Anyone who wants to share - I told them I would post their recipe here on Haute Plates - so that we can all make each other's cookies! Can't wait to see (and EAT) everyone's delights. This recipe is from ALEECE, and it sounds SO yummy! I'll have pictures after the exchange on Tuesday.

(Makes 4 dozen)

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar, plus 1 TBSP
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour, plus 1/4 cup
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
2 Heath candy bars
1 bag Rolo chewy caramels

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugars until fluffy, then add eggs and vanilla and beat well.

2. In a separate bowl, mix 2 1/2 cups flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture a little bit at a time and blend well. If the dough feels too sticky, sprinkle in a little extra flour. Cover and chill dough in fridge for about 30 minutes.

3. Chop Heath bars into small pieces Place in a small bowl and toss with 1 TBSP sugar.

4. Once dough has chilled, wrap a piece around each Rolo caramel, forming a 1-inch ball and covering the candy completely. Dip top of the dough ball into the candy topping and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.

5. Bake for 7-10 minutes. Cookies will look quite soft, but do not overbake. Cool in pan slightly, then move to a rack or the counter to finish cooling. Store in covered container.

ENJOY!

1 comment:

Ramirez Family said...

Ooooh! That must be what my neighbor brought us this year. So yummy and chewy!