Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies

I made these awesome cookies this weekend and I wanted to share the recipe because they were delicious!! They are also pretty easy to make and the ingredients are pretty basic. This recipe is out of the Pillsbury Complete Book of Baking, it's old but it has some great recipes!

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg yolk
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter (do not substitute margarine)
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4-5 teaspoons milk

In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and 1 cup butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk; blend well. Stir in flour; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 15 minutes for easier handling.

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1 1/2-inch circles with fork dipped in flour. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-14 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until light golden brown. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining frosting ingredients, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency; blend until smooth. Spread 1 teaspoon frosting between 2 cooled cookies. repeat with remaining frosting and cookies.

Yield: 2.5 dozen sandwich cookies ( I think I got more like a dozen)

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