A dear friend of mine has had a granddaughter serving a Mission for her church over here in the UK for the past almost 18 months. She is due to return home soon. I can remember talking with my friend about my sending her some sort of treat while she was here from time to time, but somehow the time got away from us. It is surprising how quickly 18 months passes! I know first hand just how true this is, having served 18 months on a mission with my husband. (We finished this last December, and the time flew by like water through a sieve!)
Today I had the opportunity to bake a sweet treat for this lovely young Sister Missionary and it is now making its way down to the London mission for she and her Sister companion to enjoy. Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies. I hope that they like them!
These are fudgy like a brownie . . . rich and chocolatey . . . and that is a tasty thing in and of itself, but . . .
the dough is also studded with chopped toasted pecan nuts . . . mmmm . . . I love nuts . . . but that's not all . . .
This moreish fudgy dough is wrapped around caramel stuffed milk chocolate rolo candies! Scrumdiddlyumptious!
Then the tops of the cookied are dipped into a sugar/nut mixture prior to baking . . .
A white chocolate drizzle finishes them off . . . what can I say?
OH MY GOODNESS! I had to test one to make sure that they were alright. Todd and I shared one. I was so glad that they were going to be living somewhere else. These little babies are SERIOUSLY SCRUMMY YUMMY!
But don't take my word for it. Bake them for yourself and see if I'm not right! Adapted from a Recipe taken from the cookery book by Pillsbury entitled, "Best of the Bake-off Cookbook."
*Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies*Makes 48
1 tsp white vegetable shortening
I really do hope that Sister Lawler enjoys these tasty cookies. It's a good thing they have lots of opportunity for walking! I have an idea however that they will be shared and appreciated by more than just them. Its the missionary way. Bon Appetit!