Gooey Caramel-Topped Gingersnaps Recipe
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Gooey Caramel-Topped Gingersnaps Recipe

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Making these cookies is therapeutic for me. I often watch a movie while I put them together. I take a lot of cookies to fundraisers, and these gingersnaps are quite popular. If you'd like, you can make variations by changing the cookie base or varying the nuts. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, MO
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 42 gingersnap cookies
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts
  • 12 ounces white or dark chocolate candy coating, melted
  • Chocolate jimmies or finely chopped honey-roasted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without jimmies): 128 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Arrange cookies in a single layer on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. In a microwave, melt caramels with milk; stir until smooth. Stir in 1 cup chopped peanuts. Spoon about 1 teaspoon caramel mixture over each cookie; refrigerate until set.
  2. Dip each cookie halfway into candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheet; sprinkle with jimmies. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Gooey Caramel-Topped Gingersnaps in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2014, p112

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