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Old 04-20-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
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Post Caramel Pecan Treasures

CARAMEL PECAN TREASURES

Yield: 60 Servings

1 c Butter, softened
3/4 c Lightly packed light
Brown sugar
1 ts Vanilla
1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
1/2 ts Baking powder
12 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
1 tb Vegetable shortening
25 to 30 caramels, cut in
Half, rolled into balls
Finely chopped pecans

Preparation time: 50 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes

1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Have ungreased baking sheets ready.

2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl until
well-mixed. Stir in flour and baking powder. (If kitchen is warm, refrigerate dough for a few minutes; dough should be firm enough to roll easily.) Shape scant teaspoonsful of dough into balls about the size of a marble. Place on baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies. Flatten slightly.

3. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

4. Melt chocolate chips with shortening in top of double boiler set over simmering water. Remove from heat.

5. Flatten caramel halves so they are the same diameter as the cookie. Put one caramel half on top of each cookie. (If necessary, use a dab of chocolate as "glue" to help caramel adhere to cookie.) Using a small metal spatula, spread melted chocolate thinly over top and sides of caramel and cookie to cover. Press chopped pecans onto tops of cookies. Let stand on a wire rack until chocolate firms
(refrigerate if desired), about 20 minutes. Put into individual paper wrappers. Store in a cookie tin with a piece of wax paper between each layer.

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Old 04-21-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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Rainee, I have a similar recipe to this, and I think the caramel addition is a little simpler.


When you're shaping the cookies pre-baking, do them like 'thumbprint' cookies, so they'll have a little indentation in them when they're baked. Then - ta -da - melt the caramel, and just use a teaspoon to put a little bit in the depression of each cookie. Then drizzle with the melted chocolate. The recipe I have is actually for a chocolate cookie, and the drizzle is w/white chocolate flavored with raspberry - yum!
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Rainee, I have a similar recipe to this, and I think the caramel addition is a little simpler.


When you're shaping the cookies pre-baking, do them like 'thumbprint' cookies, so they'll have a little indentation in them when they're baked. Then - ta -da - melt the caramel, and just use a teaspoon to put a little bit in the depression of each cookie. Then drizzle with the melted chocolate. The recipe I have is actually for a chocolate cookie, and the drizzle is w/white chocolate flavored with raspberry - yum!

could you post that please? It's sounds really good. So does the one above. I"m not "allowed" to bake but, I'll pass these on to Paulie.! Thanks.
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Sure thing - see the post -chocolate thumbprint cookies!
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