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Death By Caramel Cookies

Death By Caramel Cookies

Kevin Ryan

Based on an old South American spoon treat.

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  • Calories:
  • 526 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 32.4 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. To Make Filling: Pour the condensed milk into a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat until hot. Stirring constantly, lower the heat to low and continue to cook the milk takes on a golden color, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Transfer to a bowl and cover directly with plastic wrap. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Combine the flour, 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, and the salt in a bowl. Cut in the shortening and the butter until crumbly. Beat in the yolk and the cream. Mix to form a dough, adding more cream if necessary.
  4. Roll dough on a floured counter to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 2-1/2 inch rounds and place on ungreased sheets. Prick the top of the rounds a few times with a fork.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are light brown. Cool on sheet 1 minute and remove to rack. Spread the filling on one half and sandwich with another round. Dust cookies with confectioners' sugar.
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Reviews

REBEKAH39
9
11/12/2003

OH BOY, IF THIS IS DEATH BY CARAMEL, WHAT A WAY TO GO! THIS WAS GREAT! THANKS! :-))))

karataronno
3
11/9/2009

The cookie were pretty bland. And the caramel was hard to work with. I could not spread it, so I had to heat it up again so I could spread it on the cookies. I made these for Halloween so I cut the cookies with a bat cookie cutter and then sprinkled the top of every other cookie with black sugar before baking them. Then I also added red food coloring to the caramel. They looked great when they were all done.

Snow Angel
3
3/5/2009

They take some work, but they are good, if you know what you're biting into! It is a special sort of treat. Reason for the 4 stars: The cookies were very crumbly once baked, and I made about twice as many as the recipe says - any larger and they would have been hard to handle.