Have you all heard of Stumble Upon?
It's incredible. Go check it out...after you read this post of course! You basically set it to your personal preferences and it allows you to "stumble" onto different websites that you might be interested in. For instance, I have travel, humor, restaurants and recipes to name a few.
I hardly ever use Stumble because I'm so busy.
My boyfriend, however, who thinks of me always, sends me sites that he has found with incredible recipes. He fills up my inbox with tantalizing cookies, cakes, pies and brownies.
I love it.
Being in a long distance relationship, I don't get to share all my creations with him, so when I get the chance, I jump at it.
Last week, Alex sent me a recipe for stuffed cookies.
Yeah, I know. I made a few changes to it to call it my own, and whipped it up before I picked him up for a wedding in Ohio. (Mini photo montage).
|My next door neighbor, Ashley, all grown up!|
|My date and I.|
Anyway, Alex, his three roommates and uncle all loved these cookies. So did my family. Aka, they were a HIT. They look boring, I admit, but take one bite and you're in caramel heaven.
The cookies stay soft even as the days pass. The insides stay gooey and perfect. I love these cookies. They will definitely be saved in my recipe box. It would also be great with other candies, I'm sure. Maybe Reese's or fun size candies? Give it a try with your favorite!
What ya need:
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
48 chocolate covered caramel candies
What ya do:
1. In a large bowl, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar, and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Sift the flour, cocoa, and baking soda together and gradually stir into the creamed mixture. S-L-O-W-L-Y. Cover dough and chill for at least one hour. Meanwhile unwrap the candies.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3. With floured hands, wrap about 1 tablespoon of dough around each piece of candy, completely covering the candy. Roll each ball in the remaining tablespoon of white sugar.
|Step 3: Stuff, Cover, Sugar|
4. Place 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should be set and slightly cracked.