A great combination of caramel and cookie, especially delicious on cold winter nights with a warm cup of tea.
Step 1: Ingredients
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 pkg caramels, unwrapped
Step 2: Making the Dough
In a medium bowl beat the butter margarine with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
Add the 1 cup of sugar, baking soda and cream of tartar.
Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl.
Beat in egg and vanilla untill combined.
Mix in the flour.
Chill dough 1 hour.
Step 3: Preparing to Bake
Preheat oven to 375F
Combine the 2 Tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon in a bowl
Shape dough into 1 inch balls
Press a caramel piece into the center or each dough ball
Form dough around caramel and roll into a ball making sure caramel piece is completely enclosed
Roll each dough ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture
Step 4: Baking the Cookies
Place dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet
Bake at 375 for 11 minutes
Remove cookie sheet from oven and let cookies cool for a few minutes
Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling
If the caramel gets hard after the cookies are cooled; throw them in the microwave for about 10 seconds and they soften right up. And the cookies are warm just like they are right out of the oven