Red Hot Cinnamon Caramel Cookies

12 12 2012

Red Hot Cinnamon Caramel Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, cold and cubed
1 ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
¾ cup granulated white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ tsp cinnamon
3 cups Quaker oats
¾ cup red hot cinnamon candies
1 cup Kraft caramel baking bits

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter and sugars in mixer and mix on medium until creamy.
Mix in egg and vanilla.
In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
Add flour mixture to mixer by spoonfuls.
Add oats to mixture. Add this after the flour to minimize clumping on the bottom of the mixer bowl.
Add red hots and caramel bits to mixer.
Scoop out onto baking sheet using a tablespoon or batter scoop.
Bake approximately 15 minutes (I always rotate cookies half time on bottom rack and half time on top rack so the bottom and top of the cookie bake evenly).
These cookies should be baked on parchment paper and lifted when cooled or the caramel will stick.

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