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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies

I typically am off work on Fridays, so it is my chance to catch up on everything that got shoved to the side Tuesday - Thursday.  Which is usually pretty much everything.

I try and make a dent in the laundry, run errands, hit up library reading group with the kiddos, and if I'm lucky bake something.  Honestly, I usually grab a cookbook, start flipping through, and try and find something that doesn't require a trip to the store.

There little beauties didn't require a trip to the store.

And are well worth it I might add.  I'm thinking of even adding them to my holiday baking round-up?  A little food coloring in the frosting would definitely make them a Christmas cookie.

Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter, softened
1 egg yolk
2 c. flour

Frosting: 2 T. butter, 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 t. vanilla, 4-5 T. milk

In a large bowl, beat together brown sugar and butter until light and creamy.  Beat in egg yolk.  On low speed, beat in flour until well blended.  Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes for easier handling.

Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Shape dough into 1 in. balls, place on ungreased cookie sheet.  With fork dipped in flour press down and flatten each ball to 1 1/2 in. round.  Bake 10-14 minutes until golden brown.  Place on cookie rack to cool.

Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until light golden brown.  Remove from heat, add in remaining frosting ingredients, adding enough milk until smooth and spreadable.  Spread 1 t. of frosting between bottoms of cooled cookies and press together.

This little pumpkin slept through the whole baking experience.  Can't blame her, looks pretty comfy.

And now for the BIG news!  The winner of a soft copy of my cookbook is....drumroll....

Comment #32

Tami is a new follower, so I'm very happy to know she can get caught up on some of my recipes!  Tami, shoot me an email with your shipping information and I'll be in touch.

Have a great Saturday everyone!

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  1. Those are really pretty looking! I agree - a little food coloring would make them a nice Christmas treat! I love how few ingredients are in them, too.

  2. what an awesome (and do-able) recipe! thanks for sharing :)

  3. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)November 25, 2011 at 10:26 PM

    What a precious sleeping baby :-) So cute!