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Death By Caramel Cookies

Rated as 3.2 out of 5 Stars

"Based on an old South American spoon treat."
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Ingredients

servings 526
Original recipe yields 10 servings (20 cookies)

Directions

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  1. To Make Filling: Pour the condensed milk into a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat until hot. Stirring constantly, lower the heat to low and continue to cook the milk takes on a golden color, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Transfer to a bowl and cover directly with plastic wrap. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Combine the flour, 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, and the salt in a bowl. Cut in the shortening and the butter until crumbly. Beat in the yolk and the cream. Mix to form a dough, adding more cream if necessary.
  4. Roll dough on a floured counter to 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 2-1/2 inch rounds and place on ungreased sheets. Prick the top of the rounds a few times with a fork.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are light brown. Cool on sheet 1 minute and remove to rack. Spread the filling on one half and sandwich with another round. Dust cookies with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 526 calories; 32.4 52.4 7.2 91 120 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

OH BOY, IF THIS IS DEATH BY CARAMEL, WHAT A WAY TO GO! THIS WAS GREAT! THANKS! :-))))

Most helpful critical review

The cookie were pretty bland. And the caramel was hard to work with. I could not spread it, so I had to heat it up again so I could spread it on the cookies. I made these for Halloween so I c...

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OH BOY, IF THIS IS DEATH BY CARAMEL, WHAT A WAY TO GO! THIS WAS GREAT! THANKS! :-))))

The cookie were pretty bland. And the caramel was hard to work with. I could not spread it, so I had to heat it up again so I could spread it on the cookies. I made these for Halloween so I c...

They take some work, but they are good, if you know what you're biting into! It is a special sort of treat. Reason for the 4 stars: The cookies were very crumbly once baked, and I made about t...

These are sooo good, in Peru they are called Alfajores.

The cookies themselves were nice, but who wants to stand there and stir the filling for 25 minutes straight? I actually had to cook mine for 45 minutes on medium heat before it took on any color...

Are we the only fortunate ones to have experienced death by caramel cookies and lived to write a review?!

NOPE!!! We didn't care for these at all!!!! Sorry

The dough was not easy to work with, and I think it would be better to make the caramel after the cookies are baked so it stays spreading consistency. The flavor is very mild.

These cookies were OK. Not really caramel though, they were more like labor intensive sugar cookies. We could not get the dough to roll out and ended up making balls and flattening them. The ...