Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
A butter cookie filled with caramel, rolled in nuts and covered with a bit of chocolate. Fast and easy! Your friends and family will think you spent hours in the kitchen creating these gems!.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 egg whites
- 1 1⁄2 cups finely chopped nuts (, Pecans or almonds work well)
- 1⁄2 cup caramel (home made, ice cream topping or apple dip)
- 1 cup milk or 1 cup semisweet chocolate, melted
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Melt chocolate.
- Electric Mixer Method-------------.
- Have butter at cool room temperature (65 Degrees F.).
- In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
- Beat in the vanilla.
- Beat in flour till just combined.
- Food Processor Method--------------.
- Cut cold butter into 1" chunks, process with sugar until smooth.
- Add vanilla, pulse till combined.
- Add flour, pulse till combined.
- BOTH METHODS----------------.
- Turn dough onto a piece of wax paper, press into a 6" x 4" rectangle.
- With a knife cut 24 equal cubes (1x1), roll each cube into a ball.
- Roll cookie balls in the egg whites, then roll them in the chopped nuts.
- Place the cookies 1 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Using your finger or the greased end of a wooden spoon, make an indention in the center of each cookie.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until bottom of cookies are lightly browned.
- When the cookies come out of the oven fill the indentions with the caramel filling, and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Pour chocolate over each cookie to cover the caramel center.
- Let stand until chocolate is set.
The dough was very dry and difficult to roll into balls. When I attempted to make the indentation in the top of the cookie, they fell apart. I suspect there should have been additional butter or other liquid in this recipe.
These are wonderful. I made them for our holiday trays and when hubby came home he felt the need to "taste test" for quality control he says. He told me they weren't fit for the trays and that we better keep them all home and then proceeded to take three more. haha I love them and they look so good. with all the flavors of the holidays. Thank you for a new favorite around our house.
Made these for the first time and had no problem with dough constantancy. Make sure you use the Confectioner's Sugar (powered sugar) rather than the crystalized sugar. I suspect that may be the reason someone would have difficulty rolling them into balls. They tasted great and everyone loved them.