Crinkly Caramel Stuffed Brownie Cookies
The perfect decadent cookie for holiday tables and gift boxes...or just to de-stress!
Servings: 24 cookies
1. In a microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup, melt together the butter, milk chocolate, and chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Let cool completely. *This can also be done on the stove. 2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar, beating on high until pale in color, about 3 minutes. Add in vanilla extract, instant coffee (if using), and the melted chocolate/butter, beating until combined. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, mix until just combined. The batter with be very loose. Divide the dough in half. Cover each ball of dough and chill 1-2 hours in the fridge or overnight, until firm. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 3. Working with 1 dough ball at a time (leave the other in the fridge), roll the dough into tablespoon size balls. Flatten the dough slightly into a round and add the chocolate covered caramel. Scoop another tablespoon of dough out and flatten it slightly. Place the dough over the caramel, sealing the edges together. Place 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. If the dough softens, stick it in the freezer for a few minutes to re-chill it.4. Bake for 10-14 minutes, until just set on the edges, but puffed in the center. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. They will continue to cook slightly as they sit on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with flaky salt (if desired). Eat warm (highly recommended) or let cool and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Caramels: I use Dove milk chocolate caramels.
Freezing: the cookie dough balls can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw, then bake as directed.