Thursday, 16 May 2013

Cinnamon and Caramel Cookies


It's been months since I last participated in the Improv Cooking Challenge hosted by Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. It's a monthly party where everyone is assigned the same 2 ingredients and creates something with it whether it's sweet or savoury. This month the 2 ingredients are cinnamon and sugar which immediately made me think of cookies! I found this delightful recipe which uses soft caramel in the cookies but as I didn't have any to hand, I used caramel buttons. The cookies were fragrant and smelt amazing whilst baking. I would not have combined cinnamon and caramel previously but they do go well together. 

I'm also sending this to Tea Time Treats hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and co-hosted by Kate from What Kate Baked. The theme this month is The Biscuit Tin and Cookie Jar so I think these would fit perfectly. 




 ground cinnamon, mixed spice and caramel drops 

 ready to go in the oven

 place a caramel drop in the centre when it's almost done and bake for a further 6-7 minutes 


Makes 40 cookies
225g butter
140g caster sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
280g plain flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground mixed spice
pinch of salt
40 caramel drops or caramel sweets
  • Preheat the oven to 190C.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Add in egg and vanilla extract.
  • Sift flour, cinnamon and mixed spice and add to the mixture. 
  • Scoop small balls of dough on to the baking tray spaced apart.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and place a caramel on top of each cookie and bake for a further 6-7 minutes. 
  • Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 



36 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Caramel and cinnamon are awesome together. I haven't seen those caramel drops here, but I'll have to look for them.

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    1. Thanks, it's good to be back. You can also use caramel sweets.

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  2. Love your cookies! I would love to have one of these with my lunch right about now... :)

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  3. Mmmmmmmm, pass one this way please Ros, I do like cinnamon :)

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  4. Love the look of these cookies, those caramel drops look great and oh so tasty! I'd probably eat all of these as soon as they came out of the oven!!! :-)

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    1. The kitchen smelt amazing and I almost burnt my fingers as I couldn't wait to taste them!

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  5. I need to hunt down those caramel drops so I can make these.

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    1. If you can't find them, use caramel sweets.

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  6. Your cookies do look yummy, Ros. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    P.s. Your photo of the caramel drops makes me nostalgic for the UK =)

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  7. What lovely cookies! I can think of no better addition to cinnamon and sugar....than caramel! Perfect!

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    1. They were a match made in heaven :)

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  8. Caramel drops!? Need to get me some of those! :)

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    1. Yes they are great for coating cake pops too!

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  9. I am so glad you joined us this month! I think caramel and cinnamon sounds wonderful together.

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    1. Thanks for hosting and I'm glad I could join in too!

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  10. I love your cookies! I used caramel in my recipe also! Don't you love the two together!?

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  11. Such wonderful cookies! I'm certain I'd eat more than my share :)

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  12. Mmm these cookies look wonderful. Love that you incorporated some caramel into them!

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  13. Caramel is a great addition to cinnamon! Your cookies look absolutely yummy. Welcome back to the Improv! :)

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    1. Thanks and it's good to be back :)

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  14. Oh yummy! This is going into my holiday cookie line up for sure. Thanks for coming to the Improv!

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  15. They look great - cinnamon and sugar is always going to be a winning combination and I love your caramel drop too.

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  16. Yes please, these look like perfect biccies!

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  17. These remind me alot of mother in law cookies.. but she puts hershey kisses on top. They are one of my favorites, so this recipe brought me lots of morning smiles - thank you!

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    1. Oooh I love hershey kisses and they look so pretty on cookies. Glad these made you smile :)

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  18. LOVELY ingredients and a SUPER entry into Tea Time Treats Ros! THANKS so much darlink and see you and the other smutty ones on the 22nd June! XXX

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    1. Thanks Karen! Looking forward to the smutty meet up xx

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