Saturday, September 11, 2010

Yummy FHE treat Milk Dud Cookies

Milk Dud Cookies:
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
 1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
 2/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa
1 Bag of Caramels, Unwrapped
1/2 cup Raw or Turbinado Sugar (for rolling)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk dry flour, salt and baking powder in bowl and set aside. Mix butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa in mixer. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Wrap dough ball in plastic and chill for at least one hour. Roll out cookie dough on floured counter. Cut into roughly 1 1/2 – 2 inch diameter circles or squares (the shape and precision of the cut section doesn’t really matter since you will be wrapping it around the caramel anyway), brushing extra deposits of flour off the top. Roll the dough around an unwrapped caramel. Roll the dough back and forth in your hands until it forms a smooth ball. Roll the ball in a bowl of raw or turbinado sugar, pressing slightly to coat with sugar. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are firm. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

These are best served fresh from the oven or slightly reheated (a quick zap in the microwave will do the trick). This warms the caramel up, making it gooey and delicious. Served at room temperature they are still yummy but the

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