This recipe comes from Betty Crocker’s CHRISTMAS Cookbook! Tis the season to start baking.
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup softened butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (if desired)
1/4 tsp salt
12 caramel squares, each cut into 4 pieces
Additional icing sugar
Heat oven to 400. In large bowl mix icing sugar, butter and vanilla. Stir in flour, nuts if desired, and salt until dough holds together. Mold portions of dough around pieces of caramels to form 1 inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls about 1 inch apart. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not brown. If desired, sprinkle icing sugar over warm cookies once out of the oven.