Ain’t no mountain high enough…. ain’t no valley low enough… ain’t no river wide enough… to keep me from you….
I mentioned these cookies to someone this morning and instantly I heard that song in my head. This is the tune that rings in my head, along with Diana Ross’s killer voice when I bake or even think about these cookies! I have a take-home exam to complete this weekend for one of my university courses and a fair bit of housework to catch up on but since I’ve made these twice before (double batches both times) I just couldn’t resist. Not only am I thinking about what I wouldn’t do for them, but I’m also thinking what I should be doing after eating them, climbing mountains, swimming rivers… and that’s because once you make these little devils you won’t be able to keep your hands off them.
I first found them on Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach and followed the recipe to Two Peas and their Pod . I have to say that they have become my favorite cookie and I’m not usually much of a cookie person. This cookie stays so soft and chewy and the caramel is always soft, I’m telling you, I still hear it… Ain’t no mountain….
I used Werther’s soft caramels cut in half, and I think they work best with coarse sea salt. The first time I made them the butter wasn’t very hot because I just melted in the microwave and since it wasn’t hot enough to melt the sugar they were a little dry. Even when I added an extra bit of butter so a great many of them cracked letting the caramel seep out, also I think I skimped a little on the amount of dough I put around the caramel, be generous!
That first double batch was a disaster, I’d say half of them broke open and I had to get rid of them fast. They should be called the Disappearing Cookie. Even the ones that didn’t leak disappeared that evening and by the next morning it was clear I had to make another double batch!
Now that I have some fresh ones made, it’s off to my computer to finish my homework so I can enjoy the rest of this long Easter weekend only worrying how to burn off these damn cookies.
Happy Easter cookies everyone!!!