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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Don't these look good??? When I saw them
I knew I had to give the recipe a try...It's adapted
from Cook's Country but the recipe has gone
through a few changes....I increased a few of the
ingredients so the recipe would turn out better...

The recipe makes approx. 20-24 cookies.....
(granted....not too many but well worth it)


1 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
8 Tbsp. butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
1 lg egg, separated, plus one more egg white
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. pecans.....chopped fine
(you could also use walnuts)
20 caramels, approx. (I used Kraft)
4 Tbsp. heavy cream (I used reg. cream & it
was fine)

Pre-heat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets
with parchment paper or Silpat liners. (These
liners are 1 of the "Best Kitchen Items" I have
found...they are from France & make clean-up
a breeze)....Combine flour, cocoa powder, & salt
in bowl...set aside.

With a mixer on medium high speed, beat butter
& sugar until fluffy....(abt. 2 minutes)
Add egg yolk, milk, & vanilla and mix until blended.
Reduce speed to low & add flour mixture until
combined... Refrigerate dough until firm, (at
least 1 hr.)

Whisk egg whites in another bowl until frothy. Place
Pecans in another bowl.......

One at a time, roll dough into 1" balls, dip in egg
whites, then roll in pecans.......(This is a bit messy
but it's worth it)..........Place balls 2" apart on
cookie sheets. Using a teaspoon measure, make an
indentation in the center of each ball (like a thumb-

Bake until set.....about 10-12 min. (mine took 12)

Meanwhile, microwave the caramels & cream in a
bowl, stirring occasionally, until smooth....(abt.1-2 Min)

Once cookies are removed from the oven, gently
press existing indentations with teaspoon measure
once again. Fill each with 1/2 to 1 teaspoon caramel
mixture..... Cool 5 min. then transfer to wire rack &
cool completely........Enjoy these.... they are delectable.....


  1. These are fantastic cookies! I love caramel! These cookies are totally for the caramel lovers!The perfect cookie for me!! DELICIOUS!

  2. Yummo! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  3. Uh oh, I may have to copy you again :). These look wonderful.

  4. Oh man...YUM! I can't wait to try these! My family is going to LOVE you! Thanks for helping us have a great Tuesday at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

  5. These sound wonderful! Thanks for showing us how on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  6. Yum! I like the way you embed goodies in your cookies. Great cookie recipes

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  7. I like the way you embed goodies in cookies! looks scrumptious and tempting!

    Im your newest follower! Nice to find some fellow foodie bloggers! Hope you could follow through, drop by and say hi!

  8. These look amazing! Almost like those awesome Girl Scout cookies!

  9. You have got some of they most yummy tasting cookie recipes!

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  11. mmm...those look so good! Too bad I'm too lazy to bake! :)

  12. These look sooo yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  13. These look delish! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I am so totally craving chocolate today...and these look amazing! Stopping back from I Made It! party. ;)

  15. They look very yummy! I wonder if you could skip the final egg/nut step, bet they'd still be good.... (lazy cook here)

  16. Nothing is better than a chocolate and carmel combo, and these look delish!!

  17. Wow-these look delicious and gorgeous!!!
    Cindy Adkins

  18. Whoa, these look awesome. You are by far the best dessert recipe blog I've ever seen

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts

  19. I've made these before and they are absolutely scrumptious! :D I have even left off the nuts for dd. :D

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  21. Oh, my, these look sooo good!! Love your blog...CHRIST-mas year round...that's wonderful!!! I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello...and am your newest follower!!!

  22. Oh how yummy! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  23. Thank you for joining me for a Thanksgiving Party @ All Thingz Related! They look great!