Caramel Layers

“Who wouldn’t like these? They have both caramel and chocolate in them! Another one of my Mom’s traditional Christmas cookies.” – Calla Ferre

Caramel Layers

Course: Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 3/4 Cup Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 24 Light Colored Candy Caramels
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Combine in mixing bowl 1 cup flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar and oats. Cut in butter until particles are fine. Reserve 1 cup of this mixture. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of a greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Combine caramels and cream in double boiler. Cook over boiling water until caramels melt. Blend in 2 tablespoons flour. Spread carefully over baked base.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips and then with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until delicately browned.

Notes

*If using Pillsbury’s Best Self-Rising Flour, omit salt and baking soda.
Quick trick: Combine 1/2 cup vanilla caramel sauce with 2 tablespoons flour and substitute for melted caramels and cream.

Recipe – Jean Hansen

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