Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Roll up chocolate cookie dough and stuff them with caramel chews, and the most delicious caramel filled gooey chocolate cookies are born. Always serve them warm for the best taste!

What you need: makes 24 large cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of regular salt
24 caramel chews

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Sift flour, salt and baking powder; set aside.

Mix butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa in mixer.

Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least one hour.

Roll the dough into balls and place 1 chocolate-covered caramel candy in the center of each dough ball. Form the dough ball around the candy and roll each in sugar.

Place on un-greased baking sheet and compress slightly with the bottom of a dry measuring cup.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies will look undone. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

I have sprinkled white sugar on them, as my kids love it that way. If you desire, you may sprinkle a few crystals of kosher salt  on the cookies before sticking them in the oven. Enjoy!