Thursday, September 3, 2009

Caramel Creams

Good gracious it has been forever since I have last shared anything on here. My only excuse is that I have been working some crazy hours and barely have time to eat let alone make any new exciting recipes. I have however purchased a couple of really cool recipe magazines that are packed full of super cute and delicious looking treats that I can not wait to start baking my way through. I found this particular recipe in a Taste of Home bake sale book.


This recipe was pretty easy to make and called for pretty common ingredients. It does require a bit of planning ahead which actually worked well for me. I made the cookie dough one day and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight then made the filling and baked the cookies the following day. I stored the cookies in the refrigerator to set the filling and decided that they tasted better cold than they did at room temperature. The browned butter in the filling really brings a great flavor to the cookie. Four thumbs up from my husband and I. This recipe is going into my stack of favorites and I will definitely be making them again.

By the way, isn't my new cake stand super cute? I got it on clearance at Target for less than $10! On an unrelated note, I really hope to be able to get into the kitchen more and make lots of delicious treats to share with you guys, especially with my oh so very long 3-day weekend coming up. :)

Caramel Creams
Adapted from
Taste of Home

~makes about 3 dozen ~

Cookie ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling ingredients
2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions
In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Combine the flour, pecans and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and beat well. Shape into two 10-in. rolls; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. For filling, in a small saucepan, cook butter over medium heat until golden brown. Pour into a large bowl, beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough cream to achieve spreading consistency. Spread on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.

23 comments:

Carrie said...

Wow those look awesome, I have been in a cookie baking mood lately, maybe I will make these.

Glad to see you back.

Shauna said...

Those are adorable and sound super yummy.

Molly Jean said...

Yes your cake stand is ADORABLE!!! Where did you find it?

The cookies look great too. ;)

Joelen said...

These look like great cookies and I like how thick they are! Great recipe find!

Erin said...

Those look really cute & delicious!

Liz Brooks said...

So cute! Love sandwich cookies.

That Girl said...

If those aren't the cutest little sandwich cookies I've seen, I don't know what are!

elly said...

Yum! I love shortbread like cookies and with the filling these must be over the top. Mmm.

Dolce said...

I love the idea that this can be done quickly if planned a little... And they look great!!

madebymel said...

Ooohhh yummy! I love browned butter in baked goods, and that cake stand is fabulous!

joyofcooking said...

Glad to see you back to blogging regularly! I've been trying to restart my blog as well. These cookies look delicious!

Katy ~ said...

Amber, these look delectable and very pretty! And I am a fan as well for cake plates, cookie holders, etc. You made a nice purchase!

Leica said...

The cookies look great.

Melody said...

These look great. Glad to see you back!

comfycook said...

These are delicious looking and I like the sandwich cookie and I love caramel.

Sophie said...

Very cute cake stand, indeed. Those cookies look delicious too! I need to do a post on sandwich cookies, they're my favorite but I never see enough recipes for them :)!

~~louise~~ said...

Like I always say, Stressed spelled backwards equals Desserts! Those Caramel Creams look dreamy...

I'm so ready for cool weather dishes and cookie baking!!!

Thanks for sharing, Amber

Donna-FFW said...

WOW!! These look terrific and sound wonderful. Bookmarked to try asap.

Justin said...

these look great, but i'm even more excited about the cake stand. it looks vintage, not like a sale item from target!

Ada's bits said...

yuummmyyyy

Ada's bits said...

yummmmyyy

CMB said...

I made these and they were a hit. A co-worker asked to pay me to make him a whole batch. My husband keeps asking me what I did to these cookies to make them so good.

NMOS said...

Those look delicious. I'll have to try this one out. Thanks.