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Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies drizzled with christmas colored chocolate on a white plate
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Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookie

A Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookie Recipe that is delicious, easy to make and fun to eat! Perfect for the holidays or any dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate caramel cookies, chocolate caramel thumbprint cookies
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 26 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 61kcal
Not WW friendly
WW Freestyle Points Not WW friendly



  • IMPORTANT: This dough must be chilled to prevent the cookies from spreading!
  • Beat sugar, milk, butter, egg yolk + vanilla
  • Add in flour and cocoa until combined.
  • Chill the dough for 1 hour.
  • When ready to bake, roll balls in 1/2 tablespoon increments.
  • Make indent in center of cookies using your thumb or the back of a teaspoon
  • Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet at 350 for 10-12 minutes. We put 12 cookies on a standard sheet but they don't spread very much
  • As soon as cookies come from oven, re-press the center of the cookies to make an indent as they will have risen. Fill the indention with caramel and return to the oven for 1-2 minutes until the caramel spreads and is smooth in the center
  • Optional: When cooled - drizzle with red and green chocolate


Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookie
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 89IU2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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