Amsterdam Caramel Cookies
A light crumbly biscuit with a nice caramel undertone.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 15 cookies
- 50 grams granulated sugar (1/4 cup)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 125 grams unsalted butter (1 stick and 1 tablespoon)
- 150 grams caster sugar (2/3 cup)
- 150 grams plain flour All Purpose, (1 and 1/3 cup)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Directions for the caramel
Place the sugar and water into a small pan and place over a low heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Bring up the heat and allow to simmer, cook without stirring for 5 to 8 minutes or until the mixture is a nice rich golden caramel colour.
While this is bubbling away line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
Pour the caramel onto the sheet and allow it to spread out to a thin layer. Put to one side and allow too cool completely. Be careful while handling the caramel, as it is extremely hot and will burn.
Directions for the cookies
Pre heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C / Gas mark 4
In a medium bowl beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the flour and baking powder and mix until well combined and the mixture will resemble a ball. You may need to get your hands in the bowl to really combine the ingredients.
Break up the caramel by either using a pestle and mortar or placing the caramel in a zip lock bag and bashing it with a rolling pin. You don’t want the pieces of caramel to be too small; around 5 to 7mm pieces are perfect.
Add the caramel chunks to the dough. Combine them well.
Roll the dough into 15 smaller balls.
Place them on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and flatten them down to about 1 centimetre thick.
Bake them for 10 – 12 minutes, until they are a light golden brown. Take them out and allow to completely cool.
The cookies will be very soft coming out of the oven but will crisp up as they cool.
Store in an airtight container and the cookies will last up to 5 days. Though mine didn't last more than 2 days!
Serving: 1cookie (out of 15) | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 6.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 48mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 13.4g