Friday, December 21, 2012

Oatmeal Caramel Cookies


It's time to get a Christmas cookie posted on my blog. After looking through many recipes of mouth-watering Christmas goodies I asked my husband for his opinion. All he wanted was something with caramel in it. He loves everything with caramel, and lots of it. For someone with not much of a sweet tooth it surprises me how much he likes that stuff! I decided to re-invent my Oatmeal Cookies by dressing them up with a little caramel and chocolate.


Oatmeal Caramel Cookies
by Laureen King from ArtandtheKitchen
Prep Time: 30 mins     Cook Time: 10 mins     Makes: 2 dozen


oatmeal cookies topped with caramelIngredients:

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla
Directions:
  1. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add vanilla and egg. Mix until well combined.
  3. In separate bowl mix together flour, oatmeal, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
  4. Add flour mix a bit a time to butter mix until combined.
  5. Using scooper make 24 even cookies, press, refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  6. Bake 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Caramel Topping:
  • 28 caramels
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
In sauce pan over medium/low heat melt caramels in heavy cream.
Spoon dollop in middle of each oatmeal cookie. Cool.
Melt 3 oz of chocolate at 50% in microwave. Drizzle over cookies.



12 comments:

  1. looksw yummy and really tempting. Love the beautiful clicks.

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    1. Thanks Tiffany, appreciate you commenting!

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  3. Absolutely addictive.....thank you

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    1. I agree, can't make them too often as I eat tooo many!!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, question what scoop did you use and how far do I press them down?

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    1. thanks Rasheed, I used an ice cream scoop and just slightly pushed them to about 1/2 inch, they flatten more as they bake. A small trick I used to make them all exactly uniform was while they were still hot cut out with circle cookie cutter. Trouble with this is you waste too much cookie.

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  5. These look lush! Does the caramel firm up at all once cooled?x

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    1. Hi Becca, yes the caramel firms ups, to the consistency of a chewy caramel.

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