Chocolate Caramel Espresso Chews

Chocolate Caramel Espresso Chews
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3 Reviews
Round chocolate covered caramels make these cookies chewy and rich!
35 min
Prep Time
2:00
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 tablespoons
milk
1 1/2 teaspoons
instant espresso powder or coffee granules
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
sugar
1 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
3/4 cup
unsweetened baking cocoa
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1 cup
finely chopped pecans, if desired
1 (9-ounce) package (48)
round chewy caramels in milk chocolate, unwrapped

Glaze

1/2 teaspoon
instant espresso powder or coffee granules
1 to 2 tablespoons
hot water
1 cup
powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine 1 tablespoon milk and 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder in small bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add dissolved espresso powder mixture and eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, cocoa and baking soda. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in chopped pecans, if desired.
  4. With lightly floured hands, shape dough into 48 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place balls into lightly greased mini muffin pan cups. Bake 6-8 minutes or until puffed and set. (Do not overbake.) Immediately press 1 candy, top-side down, into each cookie. Cool 10 minutes in pan; run small sharp knife around inside edge of cups to remove cookies. Place onto cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder into 1 tablespoon water in small bowl. Stir in powdered sugar and additional water, if necessary, for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.
  6. Store cookies in container with tight-fitting lid.

Recipe Tips

Line mini muffin pans with decorative paper baking cups for gift giving.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
21g
Protein
1g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
75mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Yes, this candy is a good suggestion for what to use in this cookie recipe. The candy should be a chocolate candy with a caramel filling and fit into the round shape of the pan.

Rating

Is Rolo the candy of choice here, or are there others that work better?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
Yes, this candy is a good suggestion for what to use in this cookie recipe. The candy should be a chocolate candy with a caramel filling and fit into the round shape of the pan.
Posted October 29, 2012

Rating

To make them on a cookie sheet, I made the 1 1/4" balls like it said but then I pushed a rolo into it and and reformed the ball around the rolo. I baked them for 8-9 minutes.

Rating

These cookies were very good. Moist and had a wonderful flavor. I would definitely make them again. My only hint is use the small mini cupcake papers, there is no problem removing from tray and the cookies look so festive

Rating

These were a HIT with my husband and four teenage sons! A pretty simple recipe to make. They are rich and dense like a brownie. I am going to try flavored coffee or possibly flavored creamer for the glaze next time I make them.

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