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Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Details

Timing
Timing
Total:
Bake:
9 Min.
Prep:
25 Min.
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Yields:
48 cookies

Don't settle for just any thumbprint cookie recipe — it's time you took that classic treat to the next level. This caramel thumbprint cookies recipe highlights melt-in-your-mouth HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolate Filled with Caramel Candies. The cookie is extra-special, too, with the texture and flavor of a chocolate brownie in cookie form, thanks to the addition of both HERSHEY'S Cocoa and HERSHEY'S Chocolate Syrup. These Caramel Thumbprint Cookies are perfect for a holiday celebration dessert, classroom parties or gifting!  This style of cookie is iconic for a reason! These Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies uses HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates or HERSHEY'S HUGS Candies, whichever you prefer or have on hand.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
9 minutes
Cool Time
20 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

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Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Cookie Sheet Cookie Sheet
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Wire Rack Wire Rack
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave Microwave
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from caramel filled chocolates. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.

2
Beat brownie mix, cocoa, water, syrup, egg and oil in medium bowl until well blended. Shape dough into 48 1-inch balls. Roll balls in pecans, if desired. Place on prepared cookie sheet; press thumb gently in center of each cookie.
Tip

Try rolling cookie dough balls in finely chopped coconut instead of nuts.

3

Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; carefully press center of each cookie again with thumb or tip of spoon to make indentation. 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 mixture into each indentation. Lightly press chocolate in center of each cookie.

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