Monday, November 28

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

Good morning, friends! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mondays come around again so quickly, don't they?

Well, here is a recipe for some ooey gooey, completely decadent cookies to help get you through the week. Chocolate has a way of making any day that much better. Now add some caramel to that equation...

These cookies are so soft and chewy. Don't let the extra steps involved keep you from making them; the effort is well worth the finished result!

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbls. white sugar
48 chocolate covered caramels (Rolos, Riesens, etc.)

Beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in the 1 cup white sugar and brown sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt in separate bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating well.

Cover and chill for a minimum of 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Put 1 Tbls. of sugar (or more as you need it) into a small bowl. Divide dough into four equal portions. Work with one part at a time, chilling the remainder until use. Now divide that portion into another 12 portions. Quickly press each piece of dough around chocolate covered caramel. Roll into a ball and dip the tops into the sugar. 

Place sugar side up, 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake for around 8 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes out of oven before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

If desired, drizzle with caramel or sprinkle with tops with extra sugar.

Store in an air tight container for up to 5 days.

I realize the colors are a bit off in these two photos and am working on better indoor lighting for my photos.


Mommy Bags said...

Your killing me...OK I need to go to the gym right now!...LOL They look awesome

So many books, so little time said...

They look lovely!


LOVE MELISSA:) said...

These look delicious! Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Yummy - off to buy some rolos I think!

Clairejustine said...

Yummy what a great recipe :)Thank you for joining us on Creative Thursday :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

These cookies look so good Sheri! I know who would devour them!:) Whenever I choose cookies I am always eager to try those with chocolate in them! Thank you so much for sharing them in the Creative Thursday Hop. I really appreciate it. Take care and have a great day.

Sheri said...

Mommy Bags, can I go to the gym with you? Then I could eat more cookies.

Thank you for hosting the Creative Hop, ladies!