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Help with caramel for my caramel acorn cookies

karykat | Dec 17, 2010 10:24 AM

I'm making caramel acorn cookies for Christmas baskets. I can't find the recipe I've used (probably on an index card somewhere) but I've found lots of similar recipes online.

Here's one: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1910,...

You make a cookie base with brown sugar and butter, shape into kind of triangular acorn shapes and bake. That part is easy. Then you dip into melted caramel and then into toasted nuts. So it kind of looks like an acorn if you use your imagination. And tastes great.

The recipes I've seen online take Kraft caramels and unwrap them and then melt. I know I didn't do that before. Would have remembered. I'd rather not use a commercial candy like that. Think will be too sweet. But I think my usual caramel recipe from Secrets of Baking would be too runny.

Any ideas? Or am I making too big a deal of this? The caramel is a small component with the cookie base and the nuts.

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