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Caramel Macchiato Thumbprints

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  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 3
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Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Create a coffee shop favourite flavour in a delicious cookie. These cookies can be habit-forming—smile, smile.
Created May 23, 2018
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  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder or granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 18 caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, dissolve coffee powder in hot water. Stir in cookie mix, flour, butter, vanilla and egg until very soft dough forms.
  • 2
    Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. On ungreased baking sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Using thumb or handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in centre of each cookie.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from baking sheets to cooling racks.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and milk uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring once, until caramels are melted. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon caramel into indentation in each cookie. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 5
    In another small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds or until chips can be stirred smooth. Drizzle chocolate over cookies. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Winner's Quote "Cookies are my thing. The thumbprints are fragrant with espresso and vanilla, filled with creamy caramel and a drizzle of chocolate...heavenly!"
  • Tip 2
    Success Chilll dough for about 20 minutes to make it easier to shape.
  • Tip 3
    How-To To drizzle chocolate easily, spoon melted chocolate into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; cut small tip from 1 bottom corner. Squeeze bag gently to drizzle chocolate over cookies.

Nutrition Information

120 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 17g Total Carbs, 10g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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