Caramel fail

These cookies weren’t a total failure.  In fact they tasted pretty good.  But the idea of wrapping chocolate cookie dough around caramel squares failed when the caramel squares kind of fell out of the bottom. And were really hard and chewy.  Like as in jaws glued together.  But besides that, they tasted pretty good!  The chocolate cookie itself was really yummy – but it is really important not to overcook this chocolate cookie because they it gets hard and not good.

…As evidenced by my true failure – the chocolate peanut butter thumbprint cookies. I didn’t even bother taking pictures since they were so ugly and weird tasting.  The chocolate cookie went super hard, and the peanut butter mixture that I tried to concoct cooked funny and just didn’t taste right. Oh well.  I gave them to my friend Jasper to eat because he eats anything.  Sorry Jasper.

When I thought of making these cookies, I was really excited about having this cool novel idea, but then when I was searching my bookmarks for a recipe, I came upon this recipe that did the exact same thing, but with rolos. Which I think would be kind of amazing.

(Sorry about the less than great pictures – I also had a camera fail and had to use my cell phone camera!)

Chocolate Caramel Cookies
(adapted from Love at First Bite)

2 and 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
30-36 caramel squares (the original used Rolos)
2 Tbsp. sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Mix together until well blended. Add flour, cocoa and baking soda and mix well.

3. Refrigerate and chill dough for 30 minutes.

4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place 1 chocolate-covered caramel candy in the center of each dough ball. Try to get more of the dough on the bottom side of the cookie. Roll each dough ball in sugar.

5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes. Don’t over bake!! Let cool on pan for 1 minute then take off and place on cookie cooling rack.

Makes about 35 cookies.

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