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Caramel-Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies How-To

Candy bars inside chocolate chip cookies? It's a double dose of yum.

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Andi Bidwell

Have you ever heard of Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies? A recipe with this title won $10,000, which was the second prize in the first Pillsbury® Bake-Off® Contest held in 1949. In this recipe, cookie dough was wrapped around a solid mint-flavored chocolate wafer and a big walnut was pressed on top of each cookie.

Filled (or stuffed) cookies are still popular today, 62 years later. They are sometimes stuffed with another cookie. But just like at the first Bake-Off® Contest, these cookies are filled with candy. You need only two ingredients to make the cookies: a package of refrigerated cookies and some fun-size candy bars.

This cookie dough comes in dough rounds that are ready to bake.Flatten each dough round slightly and place a candy bar on top. Wrap the dough around the candy bar, leaving a little of the candy bar uncovered.

The baked cookies have a little melted caramel peeking through the tops. These delicious cookies have a bit of ooey, gooey caramel in every bite and are best eaten slightly warm.

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