Salted Caramel Cookie Cups

Combine sweet creamy caramel with sea salt for a crowd-favorite flavor combo.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 24
Recipe by Inspired Taste
June 17, 2013
 

Ingredients

1
package (14 oz) Pillsbury™ Simply…® refrigerated peanut butter cookies
1 1/4
cups caramels, unwrapped
1
tablespoon water
2
tablespoons milk
2
teaspoons coarse sea salt for garnish

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 Remove cookie dough rounds from tray; break each in half. Place half cookie dough round in each muffin cup. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3 Using end of wooden spoon, carefully press into center of each baked cookie to make 1-inch-wide indentation.
  • 4 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and water on High 1 minute. Stir; repeat until caramels are completely melted and can be stirred smooth. Stir in milk.
  • 5 Fill each cookie cup with about 1 tablespoon melted caramel. Gently cover with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour or until set.
  • 6 When caramel filling is set, sprinkle a few granules of coarse sea salt on top of each.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 Remove cookie dough rounds from tray; break each in half. Place half cookie dough round in each muffin cup. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3 Using end of wooden spoon, carefully press into center of each baked cookie to make 1-inch-wide indentation.
  • 4 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and water on High 1 minute. Stir; repeat until caramels are completely melted and can be stirred smooth. Stir in milk.
  • 5 Fill each cookie cup with about 1 tablespoon melted caramel. Gently cover with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour or until set.
  • 6 When caramel filling is set, sprinkle a few granules of coarse sea salt on top of each.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Add a tablespoon of brandy, rum or even hazelnut liqueur to “spice” up the caramel filling.

Replace peanut butter dough with sugar cookie dough for a slightly different take.

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