Saturday, August 17, 2013

Caramel-Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies

I made these for home fellowship.  It seemed like something everyone would like, and that I should not make just for our own family's consumption.  I completely forgot to take a picture of them, but just imagine little whoopie pies, but the cakes are chocolate chip cookies and the filling is caramel frosting.  This one came from Simple & Delicious.

Caramel-Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 tbsp butter, cubed
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tbsp 2% milk
1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs, then honey and vanilla.  In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

For filling, in small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Stir in brown sugar and milk; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cook and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat; cool to room temperature (oops, somehow I overlooked this part and it wasn't cooled...I ended up using almost double the powdered sugar to get the right consistency...oh well it all ended up fine).  Beat in enough confectioners' sugar to reach desired consistency.

Spread 1 1/2 tsp filling (I certainly did not measure) onto bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies.

We had some of the filling left over, so I used it the next morning on cinnamon rolls, and it was good.  These cookies went fast, and the finished product was so scrumptious.  I will say the cookie dough did not taste anywhere near as good as the dough from my usual recipe, so I consumed much less.  Depending on what day it is, that could either be very good or very bad.   We will definitely have these again.  Yum yum.

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