Caramel Swirl Cookies

"These are really good...had them first at a Church function...and just had to track down the recipe."
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Ready In:
6hrs 12mins
5 dozen




  • In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar,.when well mixed.
  • Add egg yolk and maple flavoring -- mix well.
  • Gradually add flour, mix to combine.and refrigerate for 2 chill well.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt caramels, stir in cream cheese, until well blended.
  • Set aside.
  • Divide chilled dough in half.roll each portion between waxed paper to 1/4" thickness.
  • Spread caramel mixture over dough to within 1/2" of edges.
  • Roll up tightly, jelly roll style, starting at long side.
  • Wrap each roll in plastic wrap, refrigerate 4 hours.
  • Unwrap and cut into 1/4" thick slices.
  • Place 1" apart on greased sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to racks to cool.
  • To prepare CARAMEL FILLING:

  • Unwrap caramels and place in a small sauce pan over low heat -- cook till melted, stirring occasionally -- add softened cream cheese, and stir to combine.

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  1. JOY1998
    I have never made rolled cookies and I doubled the batch! I mixed them one day, then rolled them the next day and on the third day I baked them. Because this was my first time making rolled cookies I think I can improve on my rolling technique. They turned out very pretty and I loved the caramel flavor with the almost shortbread type of cookie. I will make these again and can't wait to let my friends try these delicious cookies. This is a wonderful, unique recipe and I would have never thought to make such a cookie or that such a delightful cookie even existed. So THANK YOU for posting this recipe. I hope more people try this tasty cookie!
  2. Angie
    I made a 1/2 batch of these to sample, to go on my cookie tray this year, that I will be serving for the holiday. They came out great! I did add in walnuts with the filling and it was a great addition. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Paigeloveschocolate
    I made these cookies as an addition to 7 other kinds of cookies I gave to my family during this past Thanksgiving. These were a HIT!! I made the dough a week in advance before actually baking them and they kept really well in the refrigerator. I also saved a half dozen for my husband & I to eat with cold milk....mmmmmmm!
  4.  Pamela
    I was looking for a nut free cokie recipe to use up all the caramels that I bought at halloween and I came across this recipe. These tasted ok, but I found the dough a bit difficult to work with and I only got about 3 doz. instead of the amount stated. These cookies do freeze well though.
  5. as good as monica g
    Great recipe


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