Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies


We have these chocolate caramel cookies at Christmastime each year. Chocolate cookie dough is wrapped around caramel-filled chocolate candies. They are delicious! Hope you enjoy them too.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
4 dozen


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 48 chocolate-covered caramel candies, unwrapped


  1. Beat butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in 1 cup white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  2. Combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda in a separate bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in 1/2 cup walnuts. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets.

  4. Combine remaining 1/2 cup walnuts with 1 tablespoon sugar. Divide chilled dough into 4 parts. Work with one part at a time, leaving the remainder in the refrigerator until needed. Divide each part into 12 pieces. Quickly press each piece of dough around a chocolate-covered caramel, then roll into a ball. Dip the tops into the nut mixture, then place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets with the nuts facing up.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes. Let cool for 3 to 4 minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
8g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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