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Caramel Creams

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 3 dozen

These cookies are delicious plain, but I like to make them into sandwich cookies with the brown butter filling. In a pinch, you can use a can of frosting. —Barbara Youngers, Kingman, Kansas
Caramel Creams Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large 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:
  • 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

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

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich cookie: 132 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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