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Caramel Macchiato Thumbprints

Caramel Macchiato Thumbprints
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 36

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • "Cookies are my thing. The thumbprints are fragrant with espresso and vanilla, filled with creamy caramel and a drizzle of chocolate...heavenly!"
  • Chilll dough for about 20 minutes to make it easier to shape.
  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
75mg
3%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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