Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies #OXOGoodCookies

Chocolate and Caramel is a combination I just cannot resist. Baking up chewy chocolate cookies stuffed with a caramel candy was bound to happen sooner or later, right? And I baked them up for this year’s OXO Good Cookies Event. For this blog post, OXO is donating $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer on my behalf. And you can help by purchasing specially marked OXO products (look for the green Cookies for Kids’ Cancer sticker).Β 

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies | Soft gooey caramel in every bite of these terrific chocolate cookies

Chocolate Caramel Nirvana!

Any chocolate dessert with caramel involved is a winner in my book. This simple chocolate cookie with a molten caramel center wasn’t complicated to make and hit my sweet spot. I did make a few sans caramel for the hubby, whose taste buds I have to question on a daily basis. But he does a huge percentage of my dishes, so let’s just keep that between us. Nick was home from college for fall break; and since he’s as big of a fan as this combo as I am, he received a nice care package to take back to school. Katie gave her seal of approval, too, microwaving her cookies for a few seconds before eating for an utterly delicious dessert experience.

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies | Soft gooey caramel in every bite of these terrific chocolate cookies

Bake a Difference with OXO for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

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Watch for this Cookies for Kids’ Cancer sticker on specially marked OXO baking tools in stores now. 25 cents will be donated for each of these tools purchased till OXO’s goal donation is met. In 2015, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through these product proceeds, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. You can add some quality baking supplies to your kitchen and help out a most worthy cause in one swoop!Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies | Soft gooey caramel in every bite of these terrific chocolate cookies

OXO Tools for Baking Cookies:

Medium Cookie Scoop:Β I have a drawer full of cookie scoops, from 1/4 cup capacity to a teaspoon size. My OXO scoops are truly the best of the bunch and help you scoop out equal portions of cookie dough consistently.

Cookie Spatula: Made of silicone to resist high heat, this perfectly sized non-stick spatula easily lifts cookies from your baking sheets.

Non-Stick Half Sheet Pan: Perfect for a batch of cookies or a sheet cake with a non-stick surface that eliminates the need to grease or use parchment. It’s very sturdy with a rounded rim for easy gripping.

Note: Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research. OXO will be donating $100 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each blog post dedicated to this campaign in October (up to our $100,000 commitment).

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies #OXOGoodCookies

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Serves: 3-4 dozen

Chewy chocolate cookies filled with soft caramel. Adapted from Pillsbury.
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 48 Lancaster brand caramels (or favorite soft caramel candy), unwrapped*
  • ½ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and cocoa. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375ΒΊ.
  3. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of dough. Press each piece of dough around a caramel. Roll into a ball. Roll cookie ball in remaining sugar. Place on parchment lined baking sheet about 2-inches apart.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool for 3 to 4 minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Notes
Total time does not include chilling time.
*You may want to freeze your caramels for an hour or more before using to help prevent any leakage.

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies | Soft gooey caramel in every bite of these terrific chocolate cookies

Disclosure: I received OXO products to review for this post. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of OXO.

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies | Soft gooey caramel in every bite of these terrific chocolate cookies

Comments

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    A nice gooey treat:@)

  2. Dear Lizzy, what a marvelous cookie! I love the caramel center… Perfect dear! xo, Catherine

  3. This came out very well. Yummy! Very simple and easy to make. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe. πŸ™‚

  4. Nirvana, indeed! I love the tip on filling cookies!

  5. The caramel makes this a definite hit.

  6. I love a dessert with a surprise center! These baked up so nicely – none of the caramel seeped out. Another stellar treat!

  7. Amazing cookies for the great cause!

  8. Oh these cookies look amazing and I love Katie’s idea of a few seconds in the microwave to make that caramel all soft and gooey!

  9. Now this is cookie I definitely could not resist, you know how I adore anything caramel. How wonderful that they are donating on your behalf, I wonder if the program is in Canada too? I could use a few more various sized scoops (I have four now but I’d love a slightly smaller one). And who couldn’t use another spatula!

  10. yesss-love the gooey caramel peeking out of these chocolatey cookies!

  11. Mary Hirsch says:

    Liz, These cookies work for me. AND, I love the OXO cookie scoop that you directed me to about a year ago.

  12. Yum! They look great, Liz! I make a cookie almost identical, only the dough is wrapped around Rolo’s. I’ve been meaning to pick up the Lancaster candy, and now is a good time! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Gosh, I can’t stand the sight of the gooey caramel oozing out of the cookies! I just want to bite one and suck out the caramel, if that is even possible πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  14. Your cookies are even better when they are made against the cancer! Bravo Liz! xo

  15. These are little bites of perfection – and the caramel in the middle sounds swoonworthy! Pinned πŸ™‚

  16. What a great cause, Liz!! These cookies are so irresistible! I have a similar recipe using Rolos in the center. I’m with Katie…microwaving them to get the gooey center is the best!

  17. You can’t beat cookies filled with gooey caramel! Nice work and great cause!

  18. You always make the best cookies. I swear, I’ve copied and made several of your cookie recipes and I’m never disappointed. Can’t wait to try these.

  19. Cookie perfection! That caramel in the center!

  20. I never make drop cookies without using a scoop. So much easier. These cookies sound fantastic.

  21. These cookies look perfect, Liz! I love the caramel filling and the wonderful cause! <3

  22. Grrrrreat looking (and undoubtedly tasty) chocolate cookies with or without caramel. And applause, applause for contribution to a great cause <3

  23. OXO is an awesome brand, and I love that they donate to Cookies For Kids’ Cancer! I do the Food Blogger Cookie Swap every year and they’ve been a super awesome sponsor in years past! These cookies look phenomenal! <3

  24. These gems will be the perfect addition to our holiday cookie line up this year. I lov

  25. Lizzy,
    These cookies look so yummy. I could probably get my hubby to eat these, if I made the caramel at home. That’s the only caramel he likes and I think it was your caramel recipe.
    Annamaria

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