Pecan and Salted Caramel Butter Cookies #avonmore

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Recipe by Sharon Hearne-Smith

Ingredients

  • 225g Avonmore Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 125g cornflour
  • 100g pecans, finely chopped
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2tbsp whole milk
  • 150g Avonmore Salted Butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g caramel (from a can or jar)
  • 1/4 tsp roughlycrushed sea salt flakes
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

Directions

The melt in the mouth, buttery cookies can be enjoyed as they are. However, when combined with the sweet but salty caramel buttercream filling, there will be no going back for you!

Enjoy these as an afternoon treat with a tea or coffee, include them on a party table or make for a school bake sale

First, to make the cookie dough, beat the butter and icing sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add the flour, cornflour, pecans, cinnamon and milk and beat until well blended to give a smooth dough.

Divide the dough in half and roll each piece into a 25cm sausage shape. Wrap each one in a piece of parchment paper, twisting the ends to secure. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm. This can be made up to a few days in advance or longer if frozen.

Meanwhile make the salted caramel filling. Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer or processor until smooth. Add the caramel, salt and vanilla and beat until well combined. Spoon into a piping bag which has been snipped to a 1-2cm opening and refrigerate until needed.

When ready to cook the cookies, preheat the oven to 160C (fan 140C), 325F, Gas Mark 3.  Line 2 large baking trays with parchment paper. Unroll the cookie logs, trim the ends and cut each one into 24 x 1cm wide slices, arranging them spaced apart on the tray as you go. Bake for 20 minutes until just firm to the touch and just beginning to catch colour.

Remove and leave to cool on a wire rack, arranging half of them underside up. Once cool, pipe about a tablespoon of the filling into the centre of each of the upturned cookies. Top each one with another cookie, pretty side up, pressing it down gently to allow the filling to ooze to the edge. If the filling is quite soft them pop them into the fridge for about 20-30 minutes until firm.

These will last for about 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

TIPS

Use walnuts, almonds or roasted hazelnuts instead of the pecans if preferred.

Try out different cookie flavours by replacing the cinnamon and pecans with dried cranberry and white chocolate chip or lemon zest and poppy seeds. In which case replace the caramel sauce in the filling with melted and cooled white chocolate or lemon curd respectively.

Make minature versions by simply rolling the dough into longer and thinner rolls.

If you only need 12 cookies at a time, then freeze one dough roll and make half of the filling with each bake.

    
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http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/pecan-salted-caramel-butter-cookies/

Pecan and Salted Caramel Butter Cookies

cookie-fb-266x266

Recipe by Sharon Hearne-Smith

Ingredients

  • 225g Avonmore Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 125g cornflour
  • 100g pecans, finely chopped
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2tbsp whole milk
  • 150g Avonmore Salted Butter, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g caramel (from a can or jar)
  • 1/4 tsp roughlycrushed sea salt flakes
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

Directions

The melt in the mouth, buttery cookies can be enjoyed as they are. However, when combined with the sweet but salty caramel buttercream filling, there will be no going back for you!

Enjoy these as an afternoon treat with a tea or coffee, include them on a party table or make for a school bake sale

First, to make the cookie dough, beat the butter and icing sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add the flour, cornflour, pecans, cinnamon and milk and beat until well blended to give a smooth dough.

Divide the dough in half and roll each piece into a 25cm sausage shape. Wrap each one in a piece of parchment paper, twisting the ends to secure. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour until firm. This can be made up to a few days in advance or longer if frozen.

Meanwhile make the salted caramel filling. Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer or processor until smooth. Add the caramel, salt and vanilla and beat until well combined. Spoon into a piping bag which has been snipped to a 1-2cm opening and refrigerate until needed.

When ready to cook the cookies, preheat the oven to 160C (fan 140C), 325F, Gas Mark 3.  Line 2 large baking trays with parchment paper. Unroll the cookie logs, trim the ends and cut each one into 24 x 1cm wide slices, arranging them spaced apart on the tray as you go. Bake for 20 minutes until just firm to the touch and just beginning to catch colour.

Remove and leave to cool on a wire rack, arranging half of them underside up. Once cool, pipe about a tablespoon of the filling into the centre of each of the upturned cookies. Top each one with another cookie, pretty side up, pressing it down gently to allow the filling to ooze to the edge. If the filling is quite soft them pop them into the fridge for about 20-30 minutes until firm.

These will last for about 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

TIPS

Use walnuts, almonds or roasted hazelnuts instead of the pecans if preferred.

Try out different cookie flavours by replacing the cinnamon and pecans with dried cranberry and white chocolate chip or lemon zest and poppy seeds. In which case replace the caramel sauce in the filling with melted and cooled white chocolate or lemon curd respectively.

Make minature versions by simply rolling the dough into longer and thinner rolls.

If you only need 12 cookies at a time, then freeze one dough roll and make half of the filling with each bake.

    
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http://cookwithavonmore.ie/recipe/pecan-salted-caramel-butter-cookies/

Odlums decadent Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownies

odlums caramel brownies

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What you need:

Brownies

  • 65g/2oz                     Odlums All Purpose Cream Flour
  • 80g/3oz                    Cocoa Powder
  • 300g/10oz                Sugar
  • 2                                 Eggs
  • 240g/8oz                  Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 tsps                         Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp                           Salt
  • 80g/3oz                    Chocolate Chips or roughly chopped chocolate

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 200g/7oz                   Sugar
  • 120g/4oz                   Unsalted Butter
  • 125ml                         Double cream
  • 1 ½ tsps                      Sea Salt

How to:

  1. For the caramel, heat the sugar in a saucepan on a medium heat. Swirl the pan to evenly distribute the sugar. Lightly stir the sugar with a spatula or wooden spoon for about 5 minutes until it becomes a light golden-brown liquid.
  2. Once it starts to darken, remove from the heat and stir in the butter until melted completely.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream and sea salt. You can use 1to 1 ½ tsps of salt, depending on how salty you like it. Stir well until it is all combined. Put it back on the heat for about 30 to 45 seconds, stirring all the while.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before using.
  5. While cooling, make your Brownie batter: Preheat the oven to 180’C. Line an 8 x8 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Stir in the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt and mix to combine.
  7. Fold in the cocoa powder and flour and fold in the chocolate chips. Pour a little over half the brownie batter into the baking dish and spread evenly.
  8. Pour ¾ of the caramel sauce over the brownie batter, spread evenly.  Spoon the rest of the brownie batter over the top, covering as much of the caramel as possible.
  9. Bake for roughly 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean (its ok if there is caramel on it you just don’t want any chocolate brownie batter)
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
  11. Serve with left over caramel sauce and ice-cream or whipped cream.

Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownies

Odlums decadent Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownies

odlums caramel brownies

Page Liked · 22 hrs

What you need:

Brownies

  • 65g/2oz                     Odlums All Purpose Cream Flour
  • 80g/3oz                    Cocoa Powder
  • 300g/10oz                Sugar
  • 2                                 Eggs
  • 240g/8oz                  Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 tsps                         Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp                           Salt
  • 80g/3oz                    Chocolate Chips or roughly chopped chocolate

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 200g/7oz                   Sugar
  • 120g/4oz                   Unsalted Butter
  • 125ml                         Double cream
  • 1 ½ tsps                      Sea Salt

How to:

  1. For the caramel, heat the sugar in a saucepan on a medium heat. Swirl the pan to evenly distribute the sugar. Lightly stir the sugar with a spatula or wooden spoon for about 5 minutes until it becomes a light golden-brown liquid.
  2. Once it starts to darken, remove from the heat and stir in the butter until melted completely.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream and sea salt. You can use 1to 1 ½ tsps of salt, depending on how salty you like it. Stir well until it is all combined. Put it back on the heat for about 30 to 45 seconds, stirring all the while.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before using.
  5. While cooling, make your Brownie batter: Preheat the oven to 180’C. Line an 8 x8 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Stir in the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt and mix to combine.
  7. Fold in the cocoa powder and flour and fold in the chocolate chips. Pour a little over half the brownie batter into the baking dish and spread evenly.
  8. Pour ¾ of the caramel sauce over the brownie batter, spread evenly.  Spoon the rest of the brownie batter over the top, covering as much of the caramel as possible.
  9. Bake for roughly 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean (its ok if there is caramel on it you just don’t want any chocolate brownie batter)
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
  11. Serve with left over caramel sauce and ice-cream or whipped cream.

Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownies

Odlums decadent Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownies

odlums caramel brownies

Page Liked · 22 hrs

What you need:

Brownies

  • 65g/2oz                     Odlums All Purpose Cream Flour
  • 80g/3oz                    Cocoa Powder
  • 300g/10oz                Sugar
  • 2                                 Eggs
  • 240g/8oz                  Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 tsps                         Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp                           Salt
  • 80g/3oz                    Chocolate Chips or roughly chopped chocolate

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 200g/7oz                   Sugar
  • 120g/4oz                   Unsalted Butter
  • 125ml                         Double cream
  • 1 ½ tsps                      Sea Salt

How to:

  1. For the caramel, heat the sugar in a saucepan on a medium heat. Swirl the pan to evenly distribute the sugar. Lightly stir the sugar with a spatula or wooden spoon for about 5 minutes until it becomes a light golden-brown liquid.
  2. Once it starts to darken, remove from the heat and stir in the butter until melted completely.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream and sea salt. You can use 1to 1 ½ tsps of salt, depending on how salty you like it. Stir well until it is all combined. Put it back on the heat for about 30 to 45 seconds, stirring all the while.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before using.
  5. While cooling, make your Brownie batter: Preheat the oven to 180’C. Line an 8 x8 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Stir in the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt and mix to combine.
  7. Fold in the cocoa powder and flour and fold in the chocolate chips. Pour a little over half the brownie batter into the baking dish and spread evenly.
  8. Pour ¾ of the caramel sauce over the brownie batter, spread evenly.  Spoon the rest of the brownie batter over the top, covering as much of the caramel as possible.
  9. Bake for roughly 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean (its ok if there is caramel on it you just don’t want any chocolate brownie batter)
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
  11. Serve with left over caramel sauce and ice-cream or whipped cream.

Salted Caramel Double Chocolate Brownies