Caramel Nougat Cookies

Recipe by ratherbebaking
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 180
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line 17x11x1 baking pan with parchment paper Cookie Layer: In a large mixing bowl, beat 1 cup butter, brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar until creamy.
  • Add pudding mix, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla, mix well.
  • Blend together flour, soda and salt, gradually mix into sugar mixture.
  • Mix in 1 1/3 cup butterscotch chips.
  • Spread onto prepared pan.
  • Bake 10-11 minutes, until light golden brown.
  • To create a chewier cookie base, hold pan 2-3 inches above counter and allow to drop.
  • Place on cooling rack, cool completely.
  • Nougat Layer: In a medium heavy sauce pan over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup sugar and evaporated milk.
  • Stirring constantly, bring to boil, stirring constantly, cook 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add marshmallow creme, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Stir in peanuts.
  • Spread on cooled cookie layer.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Caramel Layer: In medium heavy saucepan, over low heat combine caramels and cream.
  • Heat until blended, stirring constantly.
  • Cool until just warm.
  • Spread over nougat layer.
  • Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • Chocolate Layer: In a medium micowave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, 1/3 cup butterscotch chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter for 1 minute at power level 7 (70%).
  • Stir, heat another 30 seconds.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Spread over caramel layer.
  • Let chocolate layer harden before cutting into 1 inch squares.
  • Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
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