Recipe by Robin J.
"As kids we would pull these apart like Oreos and lick off the frosting!"
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packed brown sugar
2 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour, sifted
1 1/4 cups
sifted confectioners' sugar
The name on these is slightly deceptive. They aren't actually caramel. What you have is a rich, brown sugar cookie with a browned butter frosting. I think the name is old fashioned; before browned butter became "cool" they just chose a name that reflected the flavor rather than the texture (again, there is no caramel texture here). I would definitely call these "Browned Butter sandwich cookies" now... cooler and more accurate! All that said, these are delicious. I make the cookies much larger (more like a walnut than a marble) and flatten them to more like 1/4 inch. Then I double the frosting! They come out chewy that way. Rich, but awesome!
I was expecting a caramel-rich gooiness somewhere, but was disappoointed. I found melting some caramels and spooning it over the cookies more satisfying.
These were fun to make and delicious! Unlike other sandwich cookies I have made, these held up well and were great to pack in lunches!
My 80 year old mother has made these cookies for as long as I can remember. Haven't met anyone who doesn't love them! They are requested often by her kids who come to visit from out of town (grandkids too!)
I did a 1½ size batch (1½ cups margarine, around 1-1/4 cups brown sugar, 1 egg yolk and half the egg white, 3-1/4 cups flour). I chilled the dough for about 20 minutes, then made the cookies... I got a total of 116 cookies (58 sandwiches) out of the batch. Instead of using my palm and a fork, I dipped the bottom of a smallish glass in sugar and pressed the cookies down so they all ended up close to the same size. Instead of the caramel cream, I used a peanut butter cream filling (½ cup PB, 1½ cups or so of icing sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla, and 4 or 5 TBS of milk). Very fabulous, and next time I'll try the caramel cream! Thanks for sharing, Robin!
This was one of my favorite cookies growing up. It actually is from a Pillsbury Bake off paperback cookbook that my mom had (that I now have) from back in the 50's. There were so many good recipes in that book that we grew up on...this was my favorite in the cookie department!
Good flavor. I didn't make sandwich style cookies, it would have been too much cookie. I frosted them and they were very good.
I personally didn't like these very much so I sent my husband to take them to the after school program at school where everyone loved them. I 'll give them the recipe so they can make them.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 89
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