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Chocolaty Caramel Cookies Recipe

Chocolaty Caramel Cookies Recipe

Convenient cake mix and chocolate-covered caramels make these popular cookies very quick to prepare, yet they taste so good when served fresh from the oven. People are surprised to bite into this crisp cookie and find a gooey caramel center. —Melanie Steele, Plano, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 42 Rolo candies
  • Chopped hazelnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and oil. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Press a candy into each; reshape balls. Dip tops in hazelnuts.
  • 2. Place 2-in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until tops are cracked. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 90 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolaty Caramel Cookies

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"I made these for a cookie exchange, and I kept getting texts that they were delicious. I don't eat cookies (why did I go to an exchange, life's a mystery), but I tasted this one and it was good. The kids loved finding the rolo, but I didn't get anywhere near 42 servings!! I got maybe 20. Oh ya I drizzled them with chocolate ganache."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"I found a similar recipe in the S/D subscription with the following changes: 1 egg, 1/4 C water, 3 T canola oil. These changes could make the mix less sticky. I have yet to try them, but added them to my recipe box for the future."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"My grandsons love these cookies. I have made them twice and have found that using Devil's Food cake mix without pudding makes rolling the dough into balls much easier. Using Devil's Food cake mix with pudding, the dough sticks to your hand unless you damped your hands with water. Bottom line--use a cake mix without pudding.

js"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"Some changes for less sticky dough. Used 1/4 cup water, 3 tablespoons of oil, and only 1 egg. Work dough well. Spraying Pam on hands also helps."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"Love this recipe...have made it a bunch of times. However, made some changes because the original version's dough does come out way too sticky. I use only 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of canola oil. Dough needs to be worked well but much easier to work with. Spraying Pam on your hands helps too. Makes 3 dozen cookies."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"<p>After reading the comments here, we have retested this recipe and made some modifications. We took out the water and increased the eggs to two and the oil to 1/2 cup. These changes resulted in much less sticky dough. This recipe here has been corrected. We apologize for any inconvenience. Taste of Home Test kitchen.</p>"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"The flavor was very good, but I found the dough much too sticky to form. I added quite a bit of flour to make it workable. They taste good, but I don't think this recipe is workable as written."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"It was good, every one is right the dough is sticky. The recipie also does not make even close to 3 dozen cookies."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"A sticky dough-ball mess, it's all in the trash can now."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"Forgot to mention...I omitted the hazelnuts."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"These cookies are delicious! It took awhile to get the dough all mixed together, but I didn't have any trouble with it being too sticky once it was mixed. I also didn't have any trouble with the caramel...it stayed contained within the cookie."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"My hubby and I thought these cookies were good, but not fantastic. Our kids, on the other hand, LOVED them. As the recipe states, the dough is sticky - TOO sticky. I had difficulty even forming them into balls at first. Finally, I coated my hands with some powdered sugar before rolling each one and that did the trick."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010

"I've made these cookies every Christmas since they came out in the magazine and never had a speck of trouble making them. They're a hit everywhere I bring them."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"As the editor's note states, the dough is very sticky (not roll-able). I used a cookie scoop and that cut down on some of the mess, but when they baked, the caramels stuck to the cookie sheet and now I have another mess to clean up. I like "fussy" recipes, but I'm not sure these are worth it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"Everyone loved these. What a great cookie!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"This is truely a yummy cookie"

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