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Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies: These addicting homemade chocolate thumbprint cookies blend chocolate and caramel together to make an amazing dessert/midnight snack. Tomato/Tomahto. Rich, sweet, and practically perfect in every way. Perfect Thanksgiving dessert or Christmas cookie recipe!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
Servings: 14 Cookies
Author: A Latte Food
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 Tbsp milk (any kind)
  • 15 caramels (Kraft, or similar)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Toppings (Optional)
  • Sprinkles
  • Andes Mint Bits
  • Toffee Bits
  • Nuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla. Beat.
  3. Once mixed, in a small bowl, sift cocoa powder, flour, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet. Mix until combined.
  4. Add in milk and mix until combined. The dough will be thick.***
  5. Roll dough into 1-2 Tbsp sized balls (depending upon how big of cookies you want). Once on the cookie sheet, press your thumb into the center of the cookie (the edges will crack slightly).
  6. Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes.
  7. Place caramels and cream in a microwave safe bowl. Heat mixture in microwave on HIGH power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Spoon caramel into indentation in cookies.
  8. Next, with a double broiler (or microwave), melt chocolate chips.
  9. Once melted, spoon a little bit of the melted chocolate onto each cookie. If you want to add any chocolate drizzles, put some chocolate in either a piping bag or a small sandwich bag with the tip cut off and drizzle over cookies.
  10. Add toppings to your liking. Allow chocolate to set, about 30-60 minutes at room temperature.
  11. Enjoy with milk!