Chocolate Caramel Espresso Chews
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Chocolate Caramel Espresso Chews

Round chocolate covered caramels make these cookies chewy and rich!

48
cookies
35 min
PREP TIME
2 hrs
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 tablespoon milk and 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder in small bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 6

    Store cookies in container with tight-fitting lid.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition

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

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  October 21, 2012

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

— says Virginia D.
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Test Kitchen Comment October 29, 2012

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.

— says Cindy
  April 09, 2012

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.

— says Sarah
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