Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Total Time
31mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 11 mins

I got this one from the Hershey's Kitchens website.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 66 caramel filled Hersheys chocolate kisses
  • 1 (20 ounce) box brownie mix, family size (13x9-in. pan)
  • 14 cup cocoa powder, HERSHEY'S
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup ground pecans (optional)
  • 2 12 teaspoons milk

Directions

  1. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. Beat brownie mix, pouch of syrup, cocoa, eggs, oil and water in medium bowl until well blended. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled (dough will still be sticky).
  3. Heat oven to 350°F Shape dough into 48 1-inch balls. (Return dough to refrigerator if necessary or drop by rounded teaspoons onto wax paper-lined trays and refrigerate about 10 minutes.) Roll balls in pecans, if desired. Place on prepared cookie sheet; press thumb gently in center of each cookie. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  4. Place 18 caramel filled chocolates and milk in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolates are melted and smooth when stirred. Spoon slightly rounded 1/4 teaspoon caramel filling in each indentation. Lightly press chocolate in center of each cookie.

Reviews

(1)
Most Helpful

Won't give any stars yet. This is the first time I've made them. But I think it's important to note that the recipe should be made with Hershey's Original Supreme Brownie mix. I used another brand. When the instructions said to "add syrup pouch" I didn't have one. I was concerned that the dough would be too dry, so I added a couple of tablespoons of Hershey's syrup. In the end the dough was incredibly sticky and moist even after refrigerating for several hours. I used chopped pecans because there was no way I could handle it otherwise. At 9 minutes it was still runny. It took another 9 before they were set.

Cathleen Colbert December 01, 2012

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a