Life Through Food: Caramel Cookies

By: GreBeL

Hello Everyone! This week, the GSA had their holiday party before the winter break starts, so I was baking up a storm! Of all of the sweets that were made, the Caramel Cookies were by far my favorite, as they come from relatives I don’t know very well. When I make these kinds of recipes, it feels like i’m unlocking a door to even more of my family history. There is also the added bonus that most of the recipes are for REALLY good food!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter/margarine (personally, I prefer butter)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

In a power mixer, combine butter/margarine, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix at medium speed for about a minute or until smooth. Cover the batter with saran wrap and chill or freeze for four hours or overnight.

After the dough is cool, roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and use a spatula to lift of of floured surface. Place cutouts on a cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit). Continue cutting out shapes until the cookie sheet is full. Place the cookie sheet on the middle rack and bake for 6-8 minutes. Take out the cookies and place them on a cooling rack. Once the cookies are cool, you can decorate them or leave them as they are, delicious little biscuits to enjoy during the holidays! (they also taste great when dipped in hot cocoa)

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