Thursday, December 15, 2011

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

I love a good chocolate cookie once in awhile, and chocolate and caramel go together like peanut butter and jelly, so I couldn't pass up a cookie recipe like that! After tasting these cookies I decided that this is my kind of perfect chocolate cookie with or without the caramel filling.  I just fell in love with these.  They have a perfect chocolate flavor that isn't too overpowering.  Don't get me wrong I love chocolate, but this is a simple perfectly sweet chocolate cookie.  You should try these, and not only around the Holidays! :) Perfect for anytime of the year.  I just gave myself permission. ;)

Keep reading to see how to make these cookies, you know you want to!

Prep Time:  25 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Servings: original recipes says 5 dozen.  Mine made 46 cookies.  Depends on the size of ball you make.
Difficult: Medium

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda  
  • 1 package (13 ounces) Rolo candies
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped

In a large bowl, cream butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar. Add the eggs, and vanilla.

 Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda.  Slowly add to the wet mixture, beating just until combined.

Form a ball of dough around each candy, about a tablespoon of dough. Make sure none of the candy is showing otherwise it will melt out of your cookie, and you will have a mess. This would be the most important part, and I didn't take pictures, BOO! I had my hands in the semi sticky dough-what was I supposed to do? :)  Place balls on a greased baking sheet about 2-inches apart, as they will spread.  Bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes or until tops are slightly cracked. Cool for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

In a microwave, melt white chocolate at 50% power for 1 minute-stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. 

Delish! My husband REALLY loves these, and of course I do too!
If you want a chocolate cookie with a little something extra inside, make these! You wont be disappointed.

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