Caramel Macchiato Thumbprints

Caramel Macchiato Thumbprints

Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Create a coffee shop favorite flavor in a delicious cookie. These cookies can be habit-forming—smile, smile.

Prep Time

55

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

3

dozen

2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder or granules
1
tablespoon hot water
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/4
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
egg
18
caramels (from 14-oz bag), unwrapped
2
tablespoons milk
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
teaspoon shortening
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, dissolve coffee powder in hot water. Stir in cookie mix, flour, butter, vanilla and egg until very soft dough forms.
  2. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Using thumb or handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each cookie.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and milk uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring once, until caramels are melted. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon caramel into indentation in each cookie. Cool 15 minutes.
  5. In another small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds or until chips can be stirred smooth. Drizzle chocolate over cookies. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
Makes 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Winner's Quote
"Cookies are my thing. The thumbprints are fragrant with espresso and vanilla, filled with creamy caramel and a drizzle of chocolate...heavenly!"
Success
Chilll dough for about 20 minutes to make it easier to shape.
How-To
To drizzle chocolate easily, spoon melted chocolate into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut small tip from 1 bottom corner. Squeeze bag gently to drizzle chocolate over cookies.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 75mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.