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Monday, April 04, 2011

Got To Try This Recipe

Candy Bar Cookies

This is from the Pillsbury website...

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Candy Bar Cookies
Prep Time: 1 Hr 15 Min
Total Time:
Makes: 40 cookies

INGREDIENTS

Base

3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose or unbleached flour

Filling

21 caramels, unwrapped
3 tablespoons whipping cream
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Glaze

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon whipping cream
2 teaspoons margarine or butter
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
40 pecan halves (1/2 cup), if desired

DIRECTIONS
* In large bowl, combine all base ingredients except flour; blend well. Lightly
spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour; mix well. If necessary,
cover dough with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
* Heat oven to 325°F. On well-floured surface, roll out half of dough at a time
into 10x8-inch rectangle. With pastry wheel or knife, cut into 2-inch squares.
Place 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
* Bake at 325°F. for 10 to 13 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheets;
place on wire racks. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
* In medium saucepan, combine caramels, 3 tablespoons whipping cream and 3
tablespoons margarine; cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until caramels
are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in 3/4 cup powdered
sugar and chopped pecans. (Add additional whipping cream a few drops at a time,
if needed for desired spreading consistency.) Spread 1 teaspoon warm filling on
each cookie square.
* In small saucepan, combine chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon whipping cream and 2
teaspoons margarine. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate
chips are melted and mixture is smooth. REMOVE FROM HEAT. Stir in 3 tablespoons
powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Spread glaze evenly over caramel filling
on each cookie. Top each with pecan half. ~@~@~@~@~@~@~@~
Rhonda G in Missouri
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