Fudgy red velvet cookies are full of chocolate chips and gooey caramel! These caramel stuffed red velvet cookies are the perfect treat to make for Valentine’s Day!
There are only 5 days until Valentine‘s Day! Do you have fun plans? I’ve actually never really been that into Valentine’s Day – but I do like any excuse I can get to bake delicious and festive treats. There is just something about heart shaped sprinkles that makes any baked good taste better! Like Caramel Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies. Sure these fudgy chocolatey cookies stuffed with ooey gooey caramel and melty chocolate chips would taste amazing on their own – but the Valentine’s sprinkles just make them so darn cute!! So I guess I liked – I am into Valentine’s Day.
I was inspired to make these red velvet cookies by these beauties that I made last Valentine’s Day. They are one of the most popular recipes on my blog! So I decided to make a good thing even better and stuff the red velvet cookies full of caramel!! There is nothing better than biting into a warm cookie when the center is full of melty caramel. Heaven. Especially when said cookie is a red velvet chocolate chip cookie. Oh yes.
I used square caramel candies for the center of my caramel stuffed red velvet cookies. I cut them in half to spread out the caramel goodness a bit in the cookie. You could use rolo candies for a meltier caramel center – like I did in these cookies. Caramel candies harden when they cool whereas the Rolos stay slightly melty. Although I enjoy the harder texture of the caramel, you can always pop the cookies into the microwave for a few seconds to get that melty texture back.
To decorate these cookies, you need to roll the dough balls in sprinkles before baking them. Otherwise, they won’t stick! Make sure to get some sprinkles on the side of the dough balls too. If you want to add a little extra chocolate prettiness, press a few chocolate chips onto the tops of the cookies right when they come out of the oven. That is one of my favorite tips for making cookies look amazing!
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