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Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies

Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies. Soft, chewy and so easy to make… simply delicious.

Close up of melting caramel in Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies

Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies.

These soft and chewy cookies have triple the caramel flavour! That flavour from brown butter, brown sugar and soft caramel candy stuffed into the centre. Absolutely irresistible!

I love brown butter. It is one of those wonderful processes where a simple ingredient transforms into something just that more flavourful and special.

Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies broken in half to show caramel centre

Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies

I’ve used it in everything from frosting to Hollandaise sauce. I recently decided that it would be a terrific thing to use in baking to add extra hints of caramel.

Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies on a white plate with glass of milk in background

Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies

When I wanted to make a caramel candy stuffed cookie, what could be a better opportunity to try an experiment.

Photo of wrapped soft caramel candies

Individually wrapped soft caramels are used in this recipe.

I can tell you that the result was spectacular. When spouse and the kids bit into them, warm from the oven, I thought their eyes would pop out of their heads. These are seriously delicious and an absolute must try.

I’m off now, before the kids get home from school, to hide a couple for late night snack. Don’t judge! …I’ll bet you’ll be hoarding a few for yourself too.

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Originally published Nov 209, 2013. Updated April 2020. 

Close up of melting caramel in Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies
Yield: 20 Cookies

Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Caramel Stuffed Brown Butter Cookies - so simple and so simply delicious. Soft and chewy with triple the caramel flavour from brown butter, brown sugar and soft caramel candy stuffed into the centre of the cookies. Absolutely irresistible!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup brown butter
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 20 Kraft Caramel Candies

Instructions

  1. You will need to make the brown butter in advance and let it cool completely. To brown butter, just melt about 1 cup of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and watch it carefully until the color turns light golden brown. Pour it off immediately into a heat proof measuring cup, leaving the sediment behind. Allow the brown butter to cool to room temperature and solidify. Use 2/3 cup of the browned butter.
  2. Cream the brown butter with the brown sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and beat well for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Sift together the flour and baking soda.
  5. Fold into the creamed mixture until all the flour is incorporated and a soft dough forms.
  6. Cover or wrap the dough and chill for at least 30-60 minutes.
  7. The caramel candy works best in these cookies if they are pounded to about half their original thickness. You can pound them with a flat meat mallet, a marble rolling pin or just press them hard with a wooden spoon; whatever works.

To bake the cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. I used 1 1/2 ounces of dough per cookie or about 43-45 grams.
  3. Push a flattened caramel candy right into the center of the dough ball, pushing and pressing the dough completely around the candy and pinching together well to seal.
  4. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand to form into thick disks.
  5. Place the prepared dough disks onto a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until they just start to turn brown at the bottom edges.
  7. Let them cool on the baking pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Store in airtight containers. the cookies also freeze well.
  9. These are best served warm from the oven but 10-20 seconds in the microwave before serving will also soften the caramel and give them that gooey, fresh from the oven taste and texture.

Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

20 Cookies

Amount Per Serving Calories 198Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 25mgSodium 133mgCarbohydrates 31gSugar 20gProtein 2g

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Kathy

Friday 1st of December 2017

Have never heard of brown butter - is it in stores? or do you mean to brown your regular butter in a fry pan?

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 1st of December 2017

Odd that you ask that question when I go into the answer in some detail in the post and in the recipe.

Sal Dorion

Thursday 30th of November 2017

Barry do you have a Cook book that can be purchased?

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 1st of December 2017

he have 3 published cookbooks. Amazon links can be found at the top of any page on my blog.

Unknown

Monday 20th of January 2014

fantastic, what else !!!

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