Entries Tagged as 'caramel'

Eat Boutique’s New England Gift Box

February 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I’m kind of embarassed it took me so long to post about this and say a public thank you, but over the holidays (on December 20), I totally won this awesome New England Gift Box from Eat Boutique. I have followed Erin’s blog, Erin Cooks, for quite some time and when she had a contest there, I entered on a whim. And won!!! These were the goodies in the box:

  • Slightly sweet, totally crunchy granola from Cow & Crumb (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • A caramel sauce made from goat’s milk from Fat Toad Farm (Brookfield, Vermont)
  • Lark (Essex, Massachusetts) whole wheat oat cookies with cranberries and bittersweet chocolate
  • A cherrywood smoked sea salt for finishing soups, roasts and veggies from Salt Traders (Ipswich, Massachusetts)
  • One of the best maple syrups from Sweet Brook Farm (Williamstown, Massachusetts)

I haven’t tried everything yet, but what I have has been so yummy! Thanks, Erin and thank you, Eat Boutique!

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Turtle Cookies

December 9th, 2010 · No Comments

On a whim one day while at Target I bought a bag of Kraft Caramel Bits. Then I didn’t know what to do with them so I Googled search for ways to use them in a cookie recipe. I came across a recipe for Chocolate Caramel Cookies at Rookie Cookie. I used this recipe for a base, added toasted pecans, and renamed them Turtle Cookies!

These are all the ingredients for Turtle Cookies. … err.. except I also used pecans, which I toasted, and Sugar in the Raw. They say that the first rule of baking is to buy the highest quality ingredients that you can afford. Well, you can see how much I abide by this rule, with all of my store-branded ingredients! Whoops.

After forming the cookies into balls, I rolled them in Sugar in the Raw before baking.

Cooling on the rack. The Sugar in the Raw gives them a glittery look. Fancy!

The cookies came out a nice thickness. The sugar on the outside made them crispy on the outside. The inside was soft and moist.

The caramel in the Turtle Cookies didn’t melt the way I thought it would, it kind of stayed in balls. No matter. I made these for Halle’s first birthday and everyone seemed to love them.

Turtle Cookies
Adapted from: Rookie Cookie

2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup caramel bits or chopped up caramel squares
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup toasted pecans
Sugar in the Raw

Set oven to 350°F.

Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar. Add eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in caramel bits, chocolate chips, and pecans. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Roll into Sugar in the Raw.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set (I baked for about 12 minutes). Cool on the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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Caramel Wafer Candy

July 18th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Caramel Wafer Candy

Caramel Wafer Candy

Caramel Wafer Candy

Jessie brought this Mexican candy to work. It tasted like communion wafers with caramel between them.

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