Wendy Rusch Recipe

Raspberry Caramel Pecan Sandies

By Wendy Rusch snooksk9


Recipe Rating:
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Wendy's Story

For some reason I get the feeling I'm on a caramel kick! hmm
Well the story behind this cute and yummy cookie is simple. Everyone seems to LOVE the Mexican Wedding Cookie or the Italian Wedding Cookie or Russian Tea Cakes...I didn't mind them, but they weren't a favorite by any means...so I thought I'd play with it and try to please everyone AND me...
This is what I came up with I hope you will like it.
You could half this recipe I would think...when I create the batches get on the larger side :)

Ingredients

2 c
butter, softened
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1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
2 tsp
vanilla
4 c
flour
1 1/2 c
pecans, finely chopped
powdered sugar for rolling
RASPBERRY CARAMEL
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/4 c
heavy cream
1/2 c
raspberry enlightment from penzys or smuckers raspberry all fruit, with seeds removed, just run syrup/jam through a sieve to remove seeds, using a spatula to push through if need be :)
1 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. combine flour and pecans; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
2
Roll into 1" balls, place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Using your thumb or end of wooden spoon, press a hole into center of each cookie...as large as you dare with out wrecking the cookie.
3
Bake at 325 for 17-20 minutes or until starts to brown slightly. Remove cookies to cooling racks, then roll in powder sugar while still warm, place back on racks to cook completely.
4
Filling: In a small saucepan, mix together brown sugar, cream and raspberry sauce. Bring to a full boil. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar. Then spoon or pipe caramel into the center of each cookie. Allow caramel to set, then store in air tight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


  • Comments

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    c g coffeecup - Dec 9, 2010
    i have to try these. i'm still drooling over the anticipation.
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    Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 9, 2010
    Let me get you a towel! :)
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    c g coffeecup - Dec 9, 2010
    i'm going to the store tommorrow, the snow is coming and it will be nice to watch it snow and eat these cookies with a cup of coffee. if your toes tingle, you know that i am eating your cookies and loving it. have a great christmas
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    Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Dec 9, 2010
    that is so cute! if my toes tingle... lol Remember to make the hole as big as you can so you can get more caramel in it...lol I think raspberry syrup would work in this too, just in case you dont have a penzys or you can't find smuckers all fruit or simply fruit of whatever it is called. lol
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    Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Dec 9, 2010
    Trader joes carry a seedlesss raspberry jam. also I'm not sure if Knotts Berry Farm sell on the east coast or not, but they have a wonderful seedless raspberry jam as well. Did u know they were the Southern California farm that invented the boysenberry? Just a bit of trivia. lol.. They are now a huge theme park but still serve fried chicken in their huge restaurant with, of course bisquits and boysenberry jam..yummmo