Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Oh boy!! Did I ever find a GREAT recipe in my new Christmas Cookie cookbook that I won from Susan P.!!!! Mr. U chose a recipe called Carmelitas. It is really, REALLY good. Whatever diet you are on, throw it out the window when you eat these!!! My, oh my!!!!


18 ounce tube refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
6 counes semi-sweet chocolate chips
32 vanilla caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup half and half

Slice cookie dough 1/4 inch thick; place slices in the bottom of an ungreased 9x9 baking pan. Pat to make an even crust; bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Let cool slightly; sprinkle with chocolate chips and set aside. Melt caramels and half and half together in a double boiler over hot water. Spread caramel mixture on top of chocolate chips. Refrigerate for one to two hours; cut into squares. Makes 3 dozen.

Okay... now here's the truth... I did not follow this recipe exactly. tee hee (anyone who knows me is not surprised by this fact). I just HATE to buy pre-made cookie dough. So, I made half a batch (and used only 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips) of the Nestle Toll House cooke recipe that I have here. I pressed that into the bottom of a pie plate (didn't have a 9x9 available) and you can see that in the picture. I baked it at 375 for 25 minutes and then sprinkled the other half of the chocolate chips on top. Then I put the caramels and the half and half in a microwave safe bowl and microwaved on high for 2 minutes- stopping every 30 seconds to stir. At the end of two minutes, it had turned to a creamy caramel sauce. I then poured it all ove the pie. I let it come to room temperature and then put it in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. I cut them into little bitty triangles (think tiny pie piece) and ate them. They are TO DIE FOR.

If y'all make this, be sure and let me know!! And if I gain weight at my Weight Watchers meeting on Monday, I figure I can just blame Susan P.!!!!! :) HAHAHA!!! Just kidding, Susan!!!!

Note: I was SUPPOSED to share a picture with y'all of what a piece of the carmelitas looked like when it was cut. But... well... they just disappeared too fast!! Oops!!!


Susan P. said...

Don't you know that "points" don't count during Christmas?!! LOL Those look yummo!! I'm so happy you are enjoying the cookbook!

Bethanie said...

this looks really good-but whats a vanilla caramel?

theups said...

Hi Susan!!! Enjoying the cookbook is an understatement!! I LOVE this cookbook!! And thanks for letting me know that "points" don't count!! LOL!! I'm ready to dive into the sweets!! :)

Hi Bethanie!! My best guess was that they are regular caramels (I used Kraft). If that's not what vanilla caramels are, it was good anyway!! :)

Mrs. U

Tami said...

Mrs. U ~~ That looks so good I almost drooled on my computer!! I know what I'm making this week for my hubby!!!!

Rachel said...

Oh. Wow. Wow and yum!!!! Definitely will be trying this one!

Crescent said...

Wow! What a great time I've had checking out your blog. Another keeper for the recipe files. Thanks!

Kelli said...

Oh, that looks so good, I'd eat it just like that..hehee!! Gooseberry patch has the best recipes!

Kelley said...

Mmm...these sound and look delicious!
I just may have to try and make some but not sure if I can fit them in before Christmas!
Wishing you a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. U.

This recipe looks so rich and gooey it is almost criminal! Can't WAIT to try it. My husband really goes for the rich deserts.



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