I should have known better than to trust a Rachael Ray baking recipe. The woman herself admits that she knows nothing about baking and that she looks for shortcuts whenever she can. But the pictures looked so good and I’m always on the lookout for good eggless cookie recipes, so I tried her pecan caramel surprises. You make shortbread dough, adding ground pecans to it and then wrap it around a kraft caramel and bake.
When the cookies first came out, the caramel was nice and melty and it was a pretty decent cookie. An hour later, the caramel is hard and chewy. I guess the surprise is that you have to go to the dentist to replace the tooth you lost.
I'm not going to give you the recipe. It's not worth it.
Update: R called me at work to tell me that if you mircowave them, the caramel gets nice and gooey again. He did warn me that over mircowaving results in exploding caramel. As in exploding all over the mircowave. Sigh.