Choco-Caramel Cookies

Choco-Caramel Cookie

I am a loyal reader of King Arthur Flour’s The Baking Sheet newsletter. In the summer edition, one of the recipes that grabbed my attention was for this chocolate-caramel cookie. I am actually not a huge fan of caramel, but Quinn definitely is. Always aiming to please, I added it to the top of my “to-make” list.

I didn’t find strong butterscotch flavoring locally, but that did offer me the chance to order it from The Baker’s Catalogue. And, obviously, you can’t just order that one little thing. Once I got that (and a few other things), I was ready to go.

I have to say that even though I don’t care much for caramel, these cookies are delicious. The overall flavor is wonderful, and not too heavy on the caramel/butterscotch. They also have a light texture, with just a little crunch thanks to the turbinado sugar coating. Of course, they are also aesthetically pleasing – little round cookies with a caramel-filled chocolate kiss right on top.

As for Quinn’s opinion of them, well, let’s just say that there was no sharing of these cookies. I was lucky to get even just a few.

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  1. Abby August 31, 2007 Reply

    They’re very (visually) reminscent of the cookies my grandmother (and everybody else’s) made at Christmas with kisses and mini reese cups!

    But these are definitely more posh – and that sugar coating is a fabulous idea.

    It sounds like cookies in YOUR house disappear like the ones in MINE – few of them make it to my own belly!

  2. Carla August 31, 2007 Reply

    They remind me of those peanut butter kisses everyone has made or had at point in life. Caramel sounds interesting; I shall give it a try :)

  3. Linda September 5, 2007 Reply

    i very much agree with carla though yours are much more pleasing to the eye… and likely the tastebuds as well. i so enjoy your photographs. thanks for the post!

  4. Flo Bretzel September 6, 2007 Reply

    I love the drop of Choco-Caramel

  5. mj September 7, 2007 Reply

    I always have problems with these type of cookies with a chocolate kiss pressed on top. The chocolate kiss gets all melty and while it keeps its shape, it is impossible to store becuase I can’t stack them on top of each other…

  6. Aamena October 24, 2007 Reply

    i saw this way back and really liked it… but i somehow missed the recipe link and was disappointed, and today i noticed and was pleasantly surprised… i intend to try it!

  7. Jackie September 24, 2008 Reply

    Hi Jennifer

    The cookies look great!! What size cookie scoop did you use to get 1 inch balls. What brand of butterscotch sundae syrup did you use. Thanks.

  8. jennifer September 24, 2008 Reply

    Jackie, it’s been a while since I made these, so I’m not sure of the specifics. Most likely, I used a tablespoon scoop. As for the butterscotch syrup, I probably used whatever my local grocery store had. Maybe Smucker’s?

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