Caramel Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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Caramel Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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"I'm noted for my Christmas cookies, and this recipe is my absolute all-time favorite," says Joan Williams of Eatontown, New Jersey.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 caramels, quartered
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water
  • Chopped pecans, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 87 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 58 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, milk, chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until easy to handle.
  2. Shape rounded tablespoonfuls of dough around caramel pieces. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, chocolate, corn syrup and enough water to achieve desired spreading consistency. Frost cookies. Sprinkle with pecans if desired. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Caramel Chocolate Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 87 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 58 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

I found this recipe several years ago in a TOH magazine and have been making them every Christmas since. I like having a pretty decorated chocolate cookie on my Christmas cookie tray. My family loves the caramel surprise!

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

Excellent cookies!! Great taste and fun to make!!

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