Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Caramel Cookies

There are times when I feel like baking cookies more and more. But I have bookmarked lots of them and going through will definitely take a day. Sometimes you just decide on some recipe and it turns out to be excellent and healthy as well. These are simple brown sugar cookies -caramel in taste,hence the name I suppose - I have adapted from WeightWatchers site and they turned out great. 

Ingredients:

Unsalted Butter: 1/2 cup or 1 stick or 8 tbsp  soft
Brown Sugar: packed 1 cup
Vanilla : 1 tsp

Egg Or Egg Replacer Egg: 1  (1. 5 packed tsp of Ener G whipped with 2 tbsp of water )


All Purpose Flour: 1 cup
Whole Wheat Flour: 3/4 cup
Salt: 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp

Preparation:
Cream together butter,sugar, vanilla and egg. Add the rest of the dry items and mix thoroughly to get a moist sticky mass of dough. Scrap the dough within two plastic sheets and shape into a log. 

Refrigerate the dough atleast for 20 minutes or overnight. You can even freeze it for longer duration if not using immediately. 

Preheat the oven into 400F/200C. Slice the dough log into discs and arrange them on ungreased baking sheets atleast 1.5 inches apart. Bake for about 8-10 minutes until they start browning on the edges.Cool in the sheet for about a minute after which turn them over to the wire rack to cool completely.


I went for lined baking sheets and also pulled out after 7 minutes. The cookies were soft in the centre. So I let them cool in the baking sheet itself which also crisped them a bit. The above quantity yields about 60 cookies. I had baked just half of the dough which yield about 30 cookies. Maybe it depends a bit on how thick you slice them. 

A simple fuss free snack and very addictive.I also used demerara sugar which can be seen on the surface on the cookie.:)

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