CARAMEL FILLED MAPLE PECAN COOKIES

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

Oh, these have got to be SO GOOD! I can see that my fall and winter is going to be filled with baking lots of goodies! Can't wait to try these!
Recipe & photo: kraftfoods.com
11-01-14


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Serves:

48 cookies

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
(8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
sugar
2 tsp
maple extract
2-1/2 c
all purpose flour
24
kraft caramels
4 tsp
half-and-half
1/2 c
finely chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with mixer until blended. Add sugar and extract; mix well. Gradually add flour, beating well after each addition.
2
Microwave caramels and half-and-half in a small microwavable bowl on HIGH for 1-1/2 minutes or until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 minute. Cool 5 minutes.
3
Shape dough into 48 (1-inch) balls. Roll in nuts until evenly coated. Place 2 inches apart on parchment-covered baking sheets. Indent centers.
4
Pour caramel sauce into resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to squeeze caramel sauce into indentations in center of dough.
5
Bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian