Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are deliciously nutty and filled with creamy salted caramel. You will love how easy and delicious these cookie taste.

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are deliciously nutty and filled with creamy salted caramel. You will love how easy and delicious these cookie taste.

Now onto these delicious cookies! I first saw these beauties on the delicious blog Bakers Royale. I knew I had to make them. How can you pass up anything that has salted caramel in the title?  I know I can’t!

There is something about that combination that just screams “please make me!”  So guess what? I went into the kitchen and got my bake on. Creaming butter, chopping nuts and stirring warm melted caramel. It was all part of a great day 🙂  The cookies are a shortbread texture, rolled in toasted almonds, filled with creamy caramel and sprinkled with Fleur De Sel sea salt.  Do not try and use table salt. The flavor will not be the same.

Enjoy!!!

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are deliciously nutty and filled with creamy salted caramel. You will love how easy and delicious these cookie taste.

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Salted Caramel Thumbprints

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are deliciously nutty and filled with creamy salted caramel. You will love how easy and delicious these cookie taste.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

For Cookies:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup white
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped

For Caramel Sauce:

  • 20 Kraft caramel squares, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

For Assembly:

  • Sea salt

Directions:

For Cookies:
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add light brown sugar, egg yolk and vanilla extract. Beat until just combined. Set batter aside.

In a separate bowl whisk flour and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to batter while beating on low until the dough resembles lumpy wet sand. Do not over beat or the dough will become sticky. Form into one inch balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In the mean time, beat egg white until frothy. Removed chilled dough and dip into egg whites first then roll into nuts. Using either your thumb or a round ended tool to create an indentation.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and cool on rack.

For Caramel Sauce:
Place caramel squares and cream in a sauce pan and melt over low heat for approximately 7-8 minutes. Caramel sauce is ready when it's smooth and melted.

For Assembly:
Fill indentation of thumbprint cookie and sprinkle with sea salt.

 

These salted caramel thumbprint cookies are deliciously nutty and filled with creamy salted caramel. You will love how easy and delicious these cookie taste.

21 Responses to “Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies”

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    Sue — July 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    These thumbprints look so good! I recently posted about my strawberry thumbprints:) Congrats to Barbara!

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    Rob — July 12, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Those cookies look awesome. We’ll have to try those since you never ship anything to your brother in SoFla.

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    Sabrina Rose — July 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Uber noms! These look sooooo delicious! I will definitely be making these!

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    Joanne — July 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    You’re so right. Anything with salted caramel in it warrants making. Immediately.

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    Emily — July 12, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Are you kidding me? These look incredible! I’ll have to try baking these cookies sometime.

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    taylor — July 13, 2010 at 8:45 am

    You’re right…I couldn’t pass up something with salted caramel in the title! Holy yum!!

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    jenn — July 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Congrats to the winner.

    You can’t go wrong with salted caramel. That’s all I gotta say. 🙂

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    grace — July 13, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    the annoyance of having to unwrap caramels is all worthwhile when something like this is the end result–lovely cookies!

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    peabody — July 13, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Oh yum! I do love me some caramel and these look sensational.

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    Cakelaw — July 13, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Love those thumbprints – salted caramel is always a winner in my books.

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    Heavenly Housewife — July 14, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Congrats to barbara! So… i was wondering… since I didn’t win, can I have some cookies?
    *kisses* HH

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    Tiffany — July 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    YUM!!!! These look so good….

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — July 15, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    These look wonderful… I love salted caramel!

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    Dina — July 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    great idea. these look yummy!

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    donna — July 19, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Oh they look so very good. Salted caramel, must be fabulous!

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    Blond Duck — July 20, 2010 at 6:43 am

    I LOVE caramel!

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    Betty — July 22, 2010 at 2:13 am

    Salted caramel and nuts? Seriously delicious cookies- I need these to get me through the weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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    Kristin — September 28, 2012 at 1:06 am

    how much liquid does the melted caramels and heavy cream end up being? I find it easier to make caramel than unwrapping the pre-made kind, and was wondering how much i should use.

    • Brandy replied: — October 2nd, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

      Hi Kristin: I think it’s about 1/2 cup. Maybe just a little more. Hope you enjoy the cookies!

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    Isabel — December 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Hi- how many cookies does this recipe make? I want to make a huge batch! Thanks.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — December 10th, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

      Hi Isabel! It makes around 24 cookies, depending on size. Hope you enjoy!

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