Chocolate Caramel Cookies
I am Tammy from Creative K Kids. Now that I’m a momma of five children, I have turned into a mini-version of my own mom, which means that I do a lot of baking at Christmas time! I literally bake at least one different dessert five days a week for the first two weeks of December, freezing all of the desserts every day.
By the time I am done, I have 10-14 different desserts that I bake usually only at Christmas time. I then pull those desserts out of my freezer and fill at least 10-15 tins full for neighbors, friends, and people who have helped us out in some way the previous year. I also take some to both of my parents’ houses!
So December is a sticky, sweet time in our house! One of our favorite desserts is rather easy to prepare but oh-so-yummy! I found this recipe in a Quick Cooking magazine years ago which I have adapted just a little bit. It is a favorite cookie of my children and my mom and grandma.
My children like to help make this cookie as they get to unwrap all the Rolo candies which turn into the caramel center when baked
These cookies are so simple to make as it utilizes a cake mix and Rolo candies. You just mix up the first few ingredients, make a 1″ ball, press a Rolo into the middle of the ball making sure the Rolo is covered with the dough on all sides.
I have to keep my hands wet or spray them with cooking spray to keep the dough from sticking to my hands when I roll the cookies. Then my children take 4 mini-M&M’s and press them on top of the cookies. You could also roll them in Christmas sprinkles.
My helpers unwrapping the candies and putting the M & M’s on top. You could also roll the cookies in Christmas sprinkles. The cookies bake, and they are wonderful right out of the oven when the caramel middle is still soft and gooey. However, they taste rather delicious when that caramel hardens up too.
Below is the recipe. If you would like to print out the recipe, just click it to take you to my google documents where you can print it out.
Click on the recipe card to print it out! Recipe is on an 8 x 11 piece of paper, but is 4 x 6 in size
Here is a printable with the recipe and some tags that you could use this year!
I hope you enjoy this recipe, and I would love to hear what your favorite Christmas cookies are!
Tammy is a normal (or maybe not so normal :)) mom of five children ages 2-11. She has a blog called Creative K Kids where she blogs about her family that includes crafts and activities that they have done as well as many of their favorite recipes. She has also started to make some free printables! Go to Creative K Kids to see her other delicious recipes such as her Coated Oreo Drops which would be perfect for Christmas and ideas for giving inexpensive gifts for teachers! You could also follow Tammy’s Christmas board on Pinterest!