Salted Caramel Cookie Cups

salted caramel cookie cups Dessert
Salted Caramel Cookie Cups
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 24

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

Updated June 17, 2013
Pillsbury Cookie Dough
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Pillsbury Cookie Dough


package (14 oz) Pillsbury™ Simply…® refrigerated peanut butter cookies
1 1/4
cups caramels, unwrapped
tablespoon water
tablespoons milk
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.

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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