Thursday, December 23, 2010

Moma's Favorite Cookie

Today is our annual bake day with my Mother and Sister. It is a time we look forward to every year. Lots of fun and yummy goodies too.
This is her favorte cookie and I have to make them EVERY year. Here's the recipe. :)

Moma’s Favorite Christmas Cookies1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg, separated
2 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 tsp. shortening
14 caramels
3 T. whipping cream
In medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg yolk, milk and vanilla until blended.  Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; blend into butter mixture. Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
Heat oven to 350*. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Beat egg white slightly.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Dip each ball into egg white; roll in pecans to coat. Place on prepared cookie sheet.  Press thumb gently in center of each ball. Bake 10-12 min or until set.  While cookies are baking, prepare Caramel Filling.  Remove cookies from oven; press center of each cookie again with thumb to make indentation.  Immediately spoon about 1/2 tsp. caramel filling into center of each cookie.  Carefully remove from cookie sheet; cool on wire racks. 
Melt chocolate chips with 1 T. shortening.  Once melted drizzle over top of cookies.
Makes about 2 dozen.
Caramel Filling
In small saucepan, combine 14 unwrapped caramels and 3 T. whipping cream.  Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth.

I hope you enjoy them as much as she does. :)
Merry, Merry

2 comments :

  1. Merry Christmas and have fun baking today. We're baking here as well and I can't wait to make these cookies!

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  2. mmm, sounds like my kinda cookie too, :)

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