Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chocolaty Caramel Thumbprints.

Hello Holly! Thanks again for inviting me to post to your blog! I am finally done with my christmas baking and I have found a delicious and very easy new cookie recipe. It is call Chocolaty Caramel Thumbprints. Here is the recipe!
1 egg
1/2 cup butter softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
16 caramels
3 Tbsp whipping cream
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate pieces
1 tsp shortening
Separate the egg. Refrigerate yoke until ready to use. In a large bowl, beat butter for 3o seconds. Then add sugar and mix. Next add egg yolk, milk and vanilla.
In another bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, and salk. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until well combined. Wrap cookie dough in plastic wrap and chill about 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease cookie sheets. In a small saucepan, heat caramels and whipping cream over low heat until smooth. Set aside.
Slightly beat the reserved egg white. Shape the cookie dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the egg white, then into the pecans to coat. Place balls about 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet. Using your thumb (or the bottom of a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon), creat an indentation in the center of each cookie. Bake 10 minutes. After you remove the cookies, you may have to put an indentation back in each cookie if it puffs up from baking.
Spoon in the melted caramel. Then, in a small bowl, microwave the semisweet chocolate and shortning until soft. Drizzle over each cookie! Super easy and looks like a lot of work.


Barb said...

ohhhhhh these look really good! I thought Rob said "HE" did all the work around your place?!?!?! Let me know if you are coming up, I have a "Little" something for the "Little" Boys!

Holly. said...

YUM! I am a sucker for caramel and I love that it's so easy yet looks like you spent hours! :) I am NOT done with my holiday baking and will likely add these to my list. Thanks for posting!! Tell those cute little boys of yours I say hi!

Heidi Marie said...

I'll look forward to these cookies at Nana and Papa's Karla. :) Thanks for posting!