Friday, December 30, 2011


I have GOT TO MAKE THESE....  Thank you Crisco!

Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars
Crisco® Flour No-Stick Spray
1 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening
OR 1 stick Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz.) bag caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons cold water
HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray an 8 x 8-inch pan with flour no-stick cooking spray.

COMBINE shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in medium bowl; beat at medium speed until blended.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Add gradually to shortening mixture at low speed. Beat until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips with spoon. Divide dough in half. Spread half in bottom of prepared pan.

COMBINE caramels and water in small saucepan; heat over very low heat. Stir until caramels melt. Spread over dough in pan to within 12 inch of edge. Spoon remaining dough over caramel mixture. Spread carefully.

BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Loosen from sides of pan with knife. Remove pan to cooling rack to cool completely. Cut into 1 12 x 1 12-inch bars.

Cream Soda Bar Cookies
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 TB cream soda concentrate
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 9 x13 pan by lining with parchment paper and pan spray.
In sauce pan, melt butter and add sugars. Stir until dissolved. Place in fridge for about 10 minutes.
Add in eggs, vanilla and cream soda concentrate.
Add in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda. Spread in prepared pan.  Bake for approx 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.  Cool completely. Drizzle with Cream Soda glaze.  Cut into squares.

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tsp teaspoon cream soda concentrate
1 teaspoon butter
Melt the butter, add remaining ingredients.  Beat until creamy. Pour into Ziplock bag, cut small end in one corner and drizzle!

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