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Candy Bar Cookies

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Why I Love This Recipe

Here's another family favorite that my dad makes every single Christmas! I have a SIL who claims, "It ain't Christmas until I've had one of Papa's candy bar cookies!" I also have a nephew in seminary who always looks forward to that box of cookies Papa is sure to send his way! The recipe comes either from Pillsbury or Betty Crocker. I just ran across it in one of their "best of bake off" recipes books within the past 2 or 3 years. It was one of their most requested repeat recipes. Here it is!

Ingredients You'll Need

Cream together:
3/4 c. butter
Gradually add:
3/4 c. powdered sugar
Cream well. Add:
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tb. evaporated milk
1/4 tsp. salt
Mix well.
Blend in:
2 c. sifted flour


If necessary, chill for easier handling. Roll out dough, half at a time, on floured surface to a 12X8" rectangle or 2" squares; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 - 16 min. until lightly browned. Cool.

Spread 1 tsp. filling on each. Top with 1/2 tsp. melted chocolate. Decorate with pecan half, if desired.

Caramel Filling

Combine in top of double boiler:

1/2 lb. (about 28) Kraft caramels & 1 c. evaporated milk. Heat until caramels melt, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in:

1/4 c. butter

1 c. sifted powdered sugar

1 c. pecans, chopped.

Chocolate Icing

Melt 1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate morsels with 1/3 c. evaporated milk over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in

2 Tb. butter

1 tsp.vanilla

1/2 c. sifted powdered sugar.

Place 1/2 pecan on while still warm, if desired.

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