One of the members of our FANNE club and member of our Delivering Happiness Challenge, Anne Preston, has had a lifetime full of baking and has loved every minute of it.
She has come up with an ooey-gooey new caramel cookie recipe and lucky for us, she wanted to share her secrets!
Here's a little bit more about Anne (Preston, nor Shirley 😉):
"I’m a grandmother to five wonderful kids & a mother of three. I was baking out of my home when our children were small. I was supplying baked goods to different schools, Christmas concerts, and orders.
Taking a decorating cake course started my introduction to the business world. Decorating cakes was a specialty of mine. I’m in the process of writing a recipe book for my family, mainly because I want the tradition to continue.
My hobbies are remaking custom jewelry into something else like sun catchers, tree of life etc. and diamond art. I know how to sew, crochet, tat, and cross stitch. My favourite work that I cross stitched was the Thomas Kinkade picture of the lamplight bridge."
Anne's Caramel Snowball Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar-sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon Mexican vanilla (stronger in flavour)
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup toasted and ground fine pecans. Important to toast them. About 5-7 minutes.
- Anne’s Caramels
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Cream together sugar, butter, and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour and nuts. Mix dough until it forms together. If allergies are present please omit nuts.
- Use a tablespoon of dough and work in your hand to flatten a little.
- Place caramel into depression. Work dough around the caramel to cover.
- Roll into a ball, place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 11-12 min. Until lightly browned.
- When cool to touch but not cold roll cookies in powdered sugar.
- Enjoy 😉
Gluten free variation: Replace 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour with 2 1/4 cup gluten free flour. Add 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum.
Please Note: These can be frozen if desired
To try this recipe yourself buy our Anne Caramels here.
P.S. Did you know that Anne actually made this chocolate carousel featured in the middle of the cookies below? How impressive is that!?