CARAMEL FILLED MAPLE PECAN COOKIES

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Ellen Bales

By
@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

How to Make CARAMEL FILLED MAPLE PECAN COOKIES

Step-by-Step

  • 1In 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.
  • 2Microwave 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.
  • 3Shape dough into 48 (1-inch) balls. Roll in nuts until evenly coated. Place 2 inches apart on parchment-covered baking sheets. Indent centers.
  • 4Pour 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.
  • 5Bake 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.

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About CARAMEL FILLED MAPLE PECAN COOKIES

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