Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Crinkles are a delicious and gooey cookie eating experience that will have you eating them by the handfuls at a time. Chocolate, caramel, salty sweetness in every soft and chewy bite.
Chocolate crinkle cookies are a delicious cookie covered with powdered sugar. The cracks in the cookie give it it’s name and textures, but these cookies go a step beyond because they are caramel stuffed cookies!
Chocolate caramel cookies covered in powdered sugar sound like an incredible treat as-is, but don’t forget the sprinkling of coarse salt that goes inside every cookie because that’s what makes these unique and irresistible.
Making this Chocolate Caramel Cookies Recipe
When you make this recipe you can use almost any type of caramel to help stuff the centers. I personally used leftover caramel apple wrappers that I had on hand, but you can use Rolos or actual caramel candies.
Also as a pro tip, when rolling out the dough and preparing it for the caramel stuffing, make sure that your hands are well floured because it will help to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
How long do homemade cookies last?
These cookies will do great at room temperature in a Ziploc bag for up to a few days. For any longer storage solution, I recommend freezing or placing the cookies in the fridge.
What if I don’t have coarse salt?
If you don’t have coarse salt on hand and don’t want to buy any you can use salt flakes. If you don’t have that either, I highly recommend omitting the salt entierly.
Using coarse salt is preferred over table salt because it not only holds up better but also keeps from being overwhelmingly salty. Table salt is stronger in flavor and smaller in granules so it will dissolve and turn your cookies into little salt licks.
Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Crinkles Ingredients
-1 1/2 c. flour
-1/2 c. + 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
-1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
-1/4 tsp. salt
-10 tbsp. butter, softened
-1 c. granulated sugar
-1/2 c. packed light-brown sugar
-2 large eggs
-1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
-2 dozen caramels or Rolos, unwrapped caramels, *or in my case, leftover caramel apple sheets:)
-1 cup powdered sugar
How to make Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium-sized bowl, cream the butter and sugars together with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy (about 4 minutes). Add in the eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition until combined. Add in the vanilla. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Scoop the dough out 2 tbsp. at a time and roll it into a ball (make sure your hands are floured). Press caramel into the center, sprinkle with a pinch of coarse salt and enclose caramel with cookie dough. Shape into a ball once more and align cookies on parchment-lined or a well-buttered cookie sheet.
Bake for 11 – 13 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes. After that, dip the cookies in powdered sugar. Lastly, devour the cookies and enjoy them.
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup + 2tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 10 tbsp butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 dozen caramels, Rolos, or leftover caramel apple sheets
- coarse salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix butter and sugars on medium speed until pale and fluffy (about 4 minutes). Add in eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition until combined. Add vanilla. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Scoop dough out 2 tbsp. at a time and roll into a ball (make sure your hands are floured). Press caramel into the center, sprinkle with a pinch of coarse salt and enclose caramel with cookie dough. Shape into a ball once more and align cookies on Silpat lined or buttered cookie sheets.
- Bake 11 - 13 minutes. Allow cooling on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Dip in powdered sugar. Devour.
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Can you freeze chocolate crinkle cookies after baking?
Yes, you can! These cookies do so great that they can survive a few weeks in the freezer if stored in an airtight bag or container. This makes them a perfect treat for adding to lunch boxes or preparing in advance of a holiday party, cookie exchange, or event!
Can I substitute the caramel for another filling?
Absolutely! There is no reason why you can’t get creative with your cookies! Go ahead and test the limits to try new filling ideas including Reese’s cups, Hershey kisses or minis. Heck, a great idea is to go through your kid’s leftover candy stashes from Halloween, Christmas or Easter and just get creative.
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Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Crinkles are a chocolate lovers dream come true. You’re going to love these caramel stuffed chocolate cookies!