Caramel Swirl Cookies

Recipe by grandma2969
READY IN: 6hrs 12mins
YIELD: 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.