These caramel thumbprint cookies start with a brownie base for an extra chocolaty kick.
Caramel thumbprint cookies recipe
66 Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates filled with Caramel, divided
1 package (18.4 oz.) original supreme brownie mix with Hershey’s Syrup pouch
1/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup ground pecans (optional)
2 teaspoons milk
1. Heat oven to 350 F. Remove wrappers from caramel filled chocolates. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
2. Beat brownie mix, pouch of syrup, cocoa, egg, water and oil in medium bowl until well blended. Shape dough into 48 1-inch balls. Roll balls in pecans, if desired. Place on prepared cookie sheet; press thumb gently in center of each cookie.
3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; carefully press center of each cookie again with thumb or tip of spoon to make indentation. 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 mixture into each indentation. Lightly press chocolate in center of each cookie.