Favorite Friday - Twix Thumbprint Cookies

It's no secret to those who know me that I LOVE to bake! And one of my favorite things to make are cookies. I love that they are simple to put together, and fun to make. I made this particular recipe with my 11 year-old a couple of weeks ago. We had fun making them and they are fabulous! 

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

⅔ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
½ cup sugar
2 Eggs (yolks only)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1½ cups all-purpose flour
12-15 caramels (I used the Werther's soft ones)
1-2 TSBP milk
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix butter, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla together until smooth.  Add flour and mix until well combined.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

2.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.  Make a little indent in the middle of each ball with your thumb and then put in freezer for 5 minutes.

3.  Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until edges just barely begin to brown.  Remove from oven and let them cool completely

4.  Make your caramel filling by placing your unwrapped caramels and 1-2 TBSP milk into a microwave safe container and microwave in 30 second intervals (stirring after each interval) until it's completely melted.

5.  Now melt your chocolate chips the same way-30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted.  Then put those bad boys into a ziplock baggie. Then cut off a small piece of the corner. (Be careful, I burned my finger on the bag!)

6.  Once the cookies are cooled down, put a nice dollop of caramel into the hole in the middle and then cover them in drizzled chocolate.

We may or may not have eaten all of these without sharing, but they would be a fabulous cookie to share with friends and neighbors if you're so inclined. They are super yummy!

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