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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies are rich, chewy chocolate cookies, oozing with melty caramel.

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Mark your calendars, it’s December 11th and we finally got our first snow of the year!

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I opened the blinds around 7am and there was already a 1/4 inch of the fluffy stuff covering the ground.

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Unfortunately it was preceded by rain that fell in the middle of the night, which turned into a thick sheet of ice under the snow.

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On the way to the grocery store this morning I witnessed an SUV come this. close. to wrapping itself around a light pole when it skidded on some hidden ice coming down a hill. Eek!

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We’ve got a blizzard warning in effect until tomorrow morning,

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which has left both Ben and I feeling a little like this:

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(That’s his “You’ve got to be kidding me” face. Haunting.) While we’re both ready for a little snow to help us get in the holiday spirit, a blizzard is not quite what we had in mind!

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The only answer was to hunker down this afternoon, away from the blowing wind and snow, and bake cookies!

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We had a healthy debate regarding what to bake. I was craving Peanut Butter Cookies while Ben gave a pretty convincing argument for mixing up a big batch of Ultimate Cookies. In the end, though, we turned to the recipe binder.

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Ohhh the recipe binder!

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You see, when I got into cooking while living in Minneapolis after college, I became obsessed with printing out recipes and storing them in this very binder. Organizing them by category, of course.

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For whatever reason I never got around to making half of them, but there’s one cookie recipe inside that I made dozens of times.

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The cookie that blows all other cookies out of the water…

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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies!!!!!

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We’re talking rich, chocolately cookies oozing with gooey, melty caramel.

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LIFE CHANGING!!

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It starts with a pretty standard chocolate cookie recipe.

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You’ve got your butter, sugars, egg & vanilla laced with cocoa powder.

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Chocolate cookies = check. But where’s the caramel part of the caramel filled chocolate cookies?!

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Bingo! Rolos!!!

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It’s seriously ingenious.

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All you do is scoop out some dough,

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and stuff a rolo in the middle!

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Roll the ball around in some granulated sugar to make it sparkle,

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Then bake to warm, melty perfection.

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I guarantee these cookies will be the hit of ANY party, or the star of your own personal party, aka your midnight snack. Don’t forget the almond milk….

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Lots of it!

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Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies

Description

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies are rich, chewy chocolate cookies, oozing with melty caramel — so sinful!

Ingredients

Makes 24 cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 24 rolos
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla then mix until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt & cocoa powder. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in three batches, mixing well between each batch. Chill dough for 1 hour in the fridge or 20-30 minutes in the freezer.
  3. Scoop out ~1 Tablespoon dough and wrap it around a Rolo candy. Roll dough in sugar and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, rotating pan half way through.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.

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While my cookies were baking I was also working on another yummy project, using yeast, which is now rising on the warm cook top. Who am I?

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First Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, then regular Cinnamon Rolls, and now this?! I’m crossing my fingers that all goes well and I can share with you the delectable, savory treat I’m workin’ on tomorrow. Until then…I’ve got a mess to clean up!

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Have a great night!

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What’s your favorite cookie to bake up on a chilly, winter day?