Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Caramel (or Peppermint) Thumbprint Cookies

  • 66 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates filled with Caramel
  • 1 family size (13x9-in. pan) original supreme brownie mix with HERSHEY'S Syrup Pouch
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup ground pecans (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons milk

Instructions:

1. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

2. Beat brownie mix, pouch of syrup, cocoa, eggs, oil and water in medium bowl until well blended. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled (dough will still be sticky).

3. Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 48 1-inch balls. (Return dough to refrigerator if necessary or drop by rounded teaspoons onto wax paper-lined trays and refrigerate about 10 minutes.) Roll balls in pecans, if desired. Place on prepared cookie sheet; press thumb gently in center of each cookie. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

4. Place 18 caramel filled chocolates and milk in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolates are melted and smooth when stirred. Spoon slightly rounded 1/4 teaspoon caramel filling in each indentation. Lightly press chocolate in center of each cookie. 48 cookies.


I wanted to use the seasonal white chocolate peppermint/candy cane kisses. So, I modified the recipe by using those instead of the caramel, and leaving off the crushed nuts. I do have to warn you that the batter is extremely sticky! However, the cookies are really good and the chocolate/peppermint combo is tasty!

2 comments:

Mandy said...

YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing, I need some more holiday cookie ideas, these look great.:)
-Mandy

Ann said...

I am taking the afternoon to read new blogs. I hope you do not mind me stopping by. Feel free to check out my blog. I am having a give-a-way that will end on Monday. Three winners! :D

Amazing recipes...if only I could cook without burning things.