Rating: 4.4 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

These cookies are very easy to make with ingredients usually found in the pantry with the exception of chocolate covered caramel candies. I hope you like them. My family absolutely loves these cookies. I usually only make them at Christmas time so they are special.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
42
Yield:
3 to 4 dozen
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Ingredients

42
Original recipe yields 42 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, peanut butter, 1/2 cup white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Cover and chill dough until firm, about 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Press a caramel candy into the center of each ball so that it is completely covered with dough. Roll balls in remaining sugar and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 13.1g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 91.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2004
man... these are good. i lost the recipe for these about two years ago and i'm glad to have it again we use miniature snickers for the surprise in ours. they are awesome! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2016
I thought these were just too sweet. Part of my review seems to be missing. I do remember the caramel and peanut butter cookie combination just not working for me and the caramel candy hardening as the cookie cooled. Interesting take on the peanut butter cookie and peanut butter cup combination either way. Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
man... these are good. i lost the recipe for these about two years ago and i'm glad to have it again we use miniature snickers for the surprise in ours. they are awesome! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
These are really good although I suggest making them with peanut butter cups instead! I'm not really a big caramel fan. I used the same base for the cookies though and it's very tasty. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2007
These were pretty good. I may have overbaked them so they were tough. I prefer regular peanut butter cookies although these are an interesting twist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2011
made these for the first time a few weeks ago and have made them 3 times since... everyone loves these. thanks!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2010
My son just made us a batch of these and they're heavenly! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2012
I followed the other suggestions (saying the cookies were too sugary) and did not roll the dough in the left over sugar. Instead I sprinkled a tiny bit of sea salt over the cookies before I baked them. This gave them an amazing salty kick to an already sweet cookie. Very good!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2012
very disappointed was expecting something a bit more special quite boring. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2016
One recommendation for you. Buy really good-quality chocolate covered caramel candy. I bought the store brand the quality of the chocolate was not good and unfortunately that on its own took away the WOW factor when you bite into the cookie! The cookie dough softens pretty quickly so put it back in the fridge between batches. I took the suggestion of one of the reviewers and sprinkled some sea salt on the cookie balls before heading into the oven. We typically don't like things too sweet these days so I think that little bit of salt worked better for us than the additional sugar would have. Pretty good would have been better had I used higher-quality chocolate candy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2018
Way better then I had hoped for. Definitely a keeper. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2016
I thought these were just too sweet. Part of my review seems to be missing. I do remember the caramel and peanut butter cookie combination just not working for me and the caramel candy hardening as the cookie cooled. Interesting take on the peanut butter cookie and peanut butter cup combination either way. Read More