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Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

salted caramel thumbprint cookies Dessert
Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 36

The creamy, soft salted caramel filling nestled in the middle of these sugar cookies is so good, you’ll never want to make thumbprints any other way. MORE+ LESS-

July 26, 2018
Pillsbury Cookie Dough
Make with
Pillsbury Cookie Dough

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
22
caramels, unwrapped (from 11-oz bag)
2
tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, crumble cookie dough; stir or knead in flour until well mixed. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased large cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are set and light golden brown. Using back of round metal measuring teaspoon, make 1 1/4-inch indentation in center of each cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and whipping cream uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until caramels are melted and smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon caramel into center of each cookie; sprinkle with salt. Let stand about 10 minutes or until caramel is set. Store covered in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Expert Tips

  • These easy salted caramel cookies are a nice treat for any occasion.
  • To easily spoon caramel in center of each cookie, cool caramel slightly, and spoon into resealable freezer plastic bag. Cut tiny corner off bag, and pipe into center of cookie.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
125mg
5%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Thumbprint cookies get their name from the method that is required to make them—in most thumbprint cookie recipes, you use your thumb to create a small well in the center of the cookie that can be filled with caramel, jams, chocolate and other sweet fillings. In fact, thumbprint cookies are known as “Hollongrotta” in Sweden, which translates to “raspberry cave.” Thumbprint cookies can be served for any special occasion, and they are especially popular around the holidays for their ease, versatility and pretty appearance. Take these caramel thumbprint cookies, for example. You only need five ingredients to make them and they look beautiful piled on a cookie platter. We love serving these beauties at Christmas parties! Need to brush up on your cookie baking skills? Read this How to Make Cookies article for tips on how to decorate cookies, how to store cookies and answers to all of your burning cooking questions.

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