Snack Like a Southerner: Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprints

(inspiredbycharm)

Ingredients:

3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
12 ounces sweetened, flaked coconut
1 bag (about 14 ounces) soft caramel candies
6 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons large, flaky sea salt

Step One:
Preheat oven to 350.

Step Two:
"In a large bowl, beat together your butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes); then beat in the vanilla and salt. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour and beat until just combined."

Step Three:
"Roll the dough with your hands into 1-inch balls."

Step Four:
"Then, in one small bowl place your lightly beaten eggs. In another small bowl, place your coconut. Dip each ball first in the egg, then roll in the coconut."

Step Five:
"Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press an indentation into each ball with your thumb, finger, or back of a wooden spoon. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and re-press the indentations. (Use caution since the cookies are hot.) Place the cookies back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes or until the cookies and coconut are golden."

Step Six:
"Remove and let cool on a wire rack."

Step Seven:
"Now, place the unwrapped caramels and heavy cream in a sauce pan over low heat. Stir constantly until the caramels are melted and the mixture is smooth. Spoon the caramel sauce into the cookie indentations. Then, sprinkle with sea salt."

Step Eight:
Enjoy!

DIY: Redneck Couture Cookies

These make for excellent housewarming gifts or quick and easy emergency party favorites! These jars are pre made cookies for quick and easy baking. These recipes are originals that have been inspired by Redneck Couture's Boot Bling

Step One: Gather your materials!


-mason jar
-cookie ingredients
-measuring utensils
-paper towels

Couture Cookie #1: The Sue Ellen
Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

Ingredients:
(for the jar)
3/4 cup flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup crushed Werther's Original candy

1/4 cup (half stick) butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

Unwrap your candies. CRUSH 'EM. This can be done a variety of cleaner ways, but I took a meat mallet to these lil guys. It worked, but it was a bit of a mess. I suggest putting the candies in a ZipLoc baggie before crushing them, that way, all of the pieces stay in the bag.

Place your jar on the paper towel, this will come in handy. Measure out your dry ingredients. Pour them one by one into the jar, stacking style. Start with the largest quantities first, or if you want to make it look artsy you can stack them by color. 

Whatever doesn't make it into the jar, pour off of the paper towel into the jar. It's easier to use the paper towel as a funnel than pouring the ingredients in straight.


Print out the recipe card and you're done!

Couture Cookie #2: The Anna
Bourbon-Cranberry-Walnut-White Chocolate Cookie

Ingredients:
(for the jar)

1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/4 cup white chocolate chips (optional) 

1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup (one stick) butter
1/4 cup bourbon

Place your jar on the paper towel, this will come in handy. Measure out your dry ingredients. Pour them one by one into the jar, stacking style. Start with the largest quantities first, or if you want to make it look artsy you can stack them by color. Whatever doesn't make it into the jar, pour off of the paper towel into the jar. It's easier to use the paper towel as a funnel than pouring the ingredients in straight.

Print out the recipe card and you're done!

Couture Cookie #3: The Scarlett Rose
White Chocolate Craisin Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:
(for the jar)
3/4 cup flour
1 cup oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup craisins
1/3 cup white chocolate chips

1/4 cup butter (half stick)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place your jar on the paper towel, this will come in handy. Measure out your dry ingredients. Pour them one by one into the jar, stacking style. Start with the largest quantities first, or if you want to make it look artsy you can stack them by color. Whatever doesn't make it into the jar, pour off of the paper towel into the jar. It's easier to use the paper towel as a funnel than pouring the ingredients in straight.

 

Print out the recipe card and you're done!