here so please check that post for my original notes. Otherwise, here's the recipe - enjoy.
¾ cup butter, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon liquid maple flavor or almond extract
Dash of salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
48 round wooden toothpicks
36 caramels, unwrapped
¼ cup milk
1 cup finely chopped peanuts, walnuts or almonds
1. Heat oven to 350⁰F. Have baking sheets ready.
2. To make cookies, beat butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, maple flavor and salt. On low speed, gradually beat in flour. Form dough into forty-eight balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Place 1 ½” apart on baking sheets. Bake 12 to 14 minutes until balls are set, but not browned (tops may crack slightly). Insert a toothpick into center of each. Cool on wire racks.
3. To make coating, melt caramels in milk, stirring often. Keep warm over a pan of hot, not boiling water. Dip each cookie into the caramel mixture, coating completely and drawing bottom of cookie across edge of pan to remove excess caramel. Dip bottom of each in chopped nuts. Place on sheet of wax paper to set. Store loosely covered; best served within 24 hours.