Sunday, 1 February 2015

Crunchy Caramac Cookies




It's finally February! yayyy

It's all been a bit quiet over at the Cakey Corner, what with the healthy New Years Resolutions in full swing, but the start of Feb means it's officially time for the resolutions to be ditched!

So if you want to break the rules in a truly fashionable style, these Caramac Cookies are the perfect indulgence that will be sure to undo all your hard work of being healthy in January.

They are soft on the inside, crunchy round the edges and the melty Caramac topping creates that sickly feeling leaving you with a very guilty conscious, but don't worry it is totally worth it.


What you will need: 




115g Butter 
115g Light Brown Sugar 
175g Self-Raising Flour
3/4 Table Spoon Golden Syrup
2 Tea Spoons of Biscuit Spread (you can leave this out, just make sure you use a whole table spoon instead of 3/4 of syrup if you do) 
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
3 Caramacs 
Palm Full of White Chocolate Chips


The how: 


Start by pre-heating the oven to 180 degrees C - 350 degrees F - Gas Mark 4

Then in a bowl mix together the butter and sugar, until its a creamy texture.




Then add the syrup, spread and essence making sure its mixed in well. 

Next sift in half the flour, mix, mix, mix and then sift in the rest and mix lots more

The mixture should be fairly stiff, and look like squidgey dough.




Now put two Caramacs aside for the top decorations, and chop up the other into pieces along with the white choccy. At this stage it's important to note that taste testing is essential, so be sure to pop a couple of chunks into your mouth to check everything is in order! 





Finally comes the fun part! Chuck in all the chocolate and chuck out all utensils. Get the hands ready, as the dough needs to be rolled into balls in your palm. Form 16 balls and place them onto grease proof paper on a nice big tray or two to give them room to expand. 




Pop them into the centre of the oven for about 10 minutes and then check. The cookies should look as though they are just starting to golden and flatten when they are done. If they are not quite done return them to the oven for a couple of minutes, but keep checking them so they don't burn 

Take them out the oven and leave them to cool for approximately two minutes before carefully placing them on a wire rack. 

Once they are on the rack cut up the leftover Caramac and place the pieces on top of the cookie while they are still warm. Push them in slightly and you will see that the pieces start to melt. 





Check the cookies have cooled enough so they won't burn your tongue and then put them in your mouth immediately! The meltiness of the Caramac must be consumed warm for the best results.




And there you have Crunchy Caramac Cookies! 





Perfect with a cuppa on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon. 

Happy Baking! We promise not to leave the Cakey Corner bare for so long next time. 




The Crafty Co x