Million Dollar Caramel Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour (plus another ¼c set aside if dough is too sticky)
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
48 Rolo chewy caramels (1 bag is enough) (unwrapped candies)
1 tablespoon white sugar (add to crushed Heath bars)

Preparation

1
Dough:
2
Beat sugars and butter until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla and beat well.
3
In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa and baking soda.
4
Add flour mixture to sugar mixture (small bit at a time) and blend well. (Feel free to sprinkle in extra flour if the dough is too sticky.)
5
Cover and cool dough in fridge for about 1/2 hour to make it easier to work with. Take this time to unwrap the caramel candies.
7
Crush candy bars into small pieces (chopping with a knife or mini-chopper). In a small bowl add crushed candy and 1 tbsp of sugar and mix well.
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Assembly:
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Shape dough into 1″ ball around caramel, covering it completely.
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Dip top of the dough ball into the crushed candy topping. *easiest to do all the chocolate balls, and then dip into topping when placing on cookie sheet
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Bake on parchment paper for 7-10 minutes at 375°.
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DO NOT OVER BAKE – they will look quite soft. Cool in pan slightly then move to a cooling rack or flat surface. *easiest to bake on parchment paper and slide cookies and parchment off the tray when cooling
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Keep in a container once cooled. These cookies freeze well!

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A chewy chocolate cookie with toffee topping hiding a golden caramel filling

This recipe was featured in Parenting Magazine, December 2008/Jan 2009 issue as part of the top 5 winners in the 2008 Cookie Bake-Off Bonanza.

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4 dozen

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 12:12pm

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