Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Million-dollar caramel cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour, plus 1/4 cup
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
2 Heath candy bars
1 bag Rolo chewy caramels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Then add eggs and vanilla and beat well. In a separate bowl, mix 2 1/2 cups flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add flour mixture ti sugar mixture a little bit at a tine and blend well. If the dough feels too sticky, sprinkle in a little extra flour. Cover and chill dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Chop Heath bars into small pieces. Place in a small bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Once the dough has chilled, wrap a piece around each caramel, forming a 1-inch ball and covering the candy completely. Dip top of the dough ball into the candy topping and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 7-10 minutes. Cookies will look quite soft, but do not overbake. Cool in pan slightly, then move to a rack to finish cooling. Store in a covered container.

*Makes 4 dozen cookies

Recipe from Parenting magazine

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this recipe! It became a family favorite after I read about it in Parenting magazine. I lost my copy after loaning it to a co-worker and was crushed. What a thrill to find it again - thank you for sharing!