Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
A rich, caramel flavored cookie that is topped with chopped up pieces of caramel. This is a very soft and chewy cookie. Prep time includes chilling time.
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 3 1⁄2 ounces instant butterscotch pudding mix
- 2 teaspoons hershey's dulce de leche syrup (or any liquid caramel syrup)
- 2 large eggs
- 14 ounces caramels, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In small bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
- In separate bowl, cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, pudding mix and syrup until smooth.
- Beat in eggs until smooth.
- Gradually beat in flour mixture and mix just until fully incorporated.
- Chill dough for 30 minutes.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
- Bake 7-8 minutes (cookie will be soft and just barely done).
- Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute then remove to wire cooling rack.
- Immediately top each cookie with chopped caramels by slightly pushing caramel pieces into the top of each cookie.
I baked these for a housewarming party I went to last night. They were a big hit and everybody enjoyed them; however, they weren't as flavorful as I was hoping they would be. I'm not sure what I'd do differently next time - maybe add more caramel sauce to the mix or melt some caramel squares and mix those in? When I added the chopped up caramel squares to the cookies (I only chopped about 5 or 6 oz since it was really hard to do), they didn't really melt or anything. The caramel sauce that was drizzled on top made the cookies really sticky (my sauce was went on kind of thick which was probably the problem). Even though they didn't turn out quite as planned, they were really soft, light, and fluffy! Yum!
These are really tasty and easy to make. I liked the look of the drizzled caramel so I decided to go that route. Maybe it was the caramels I used, but they didn't drizzle well at all. They just cooled and hardened way to fast. Next time I will follow the recipe as posted instead. Or maybe test melting the caramels first. thanks so much for sharing! Sent for the Holiday Cookie Exchange 2009
I wish I would have followed ColiesKitchen.com's suggestions. I tried to chop the caramels and it took forever. I felt like the caramel pieces should have softened more when you topped the cookie, but mine didn't. The flavor just didn't work for me, it was kind of bland. Maybe the kind of caramel pieces you use for the top makes a difference though. However I do love a soft cookie and these were wonderfully soft.