Fudgy chocolate cookie dough is stuffed with a Rolo and topped with caramel pieces and sea salt. These Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies are divine!
Did everyone have a good Halloween? Did you dress up? I am not a big Halloween person. Costumes are sooo cute on kids but I’m not really into dressing up myself. And Halloween brings out all of the crazies in NYC, so TheBetterHalf and I just stayed in! But I am a fan of Halloween candy 🙂
Now that Halloween is over, I’m sure you have candy coming out of your ears! Well if you have a bunch of leftover Rolos and caramels then I have the perfect recipe for you! Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies! A rich and fudgy chocolate cookie is stuffed with a rolo and topped with chopped caramel pieces. The whole cookie is finished off with a little flaky sea salt, making these a sweet and salty lovers dream cookie!
Prepare for a picture overload. I just can’t help myself with this recipe. The salt. The gooey caramel. The melty chocolate. The melty rolos. How can I cut any of them? So I didn’t. I hope you are in the mood for some salted caramel gooey melty chocolatey food porn on this lovely lazy Sunday!
This recipe is is based on my absolute favorite cookie recipe, these Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies. The cookie is made with melted bittersweet chocolate, so it is super fudgy and rich. It has one egg and one yolk, and uses only light brown sugar, so the texture is super soft and chewy. The dough has to chill for a few hours, or ideally overnight. This helps all the flavors blend together, and makes the dough easier to work with. Which is essential for the “Stuffed” part of the Salted Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies!!
Each cookie is stuffed with a Rolo candy! In order to do this, just take about 2 tablespoons of the chilled dough. Work it into a little cup and then place the Rolo in the middle. Cover the Rolo entirely with the dough and then voila! You have the makings for a gooey caramel stuffed center! Before going in the oven, all the cookie dough balls are sprinkled with flaky sea salt. If the salt isn’t sticking, just press a few big pieces onto each ball of dough.
Now for the beautifying of the cookie. While the cookies are baking, cut some caramel pieces into thin slices. And if desired, cut a few Rolo pieces in half as well. Right when the cookies come out of the oven, press a few pieces of caramel onto the tops of each cookie. If you want, press a cut Rolo, caramel side down, on the top of some cookies. Have fun decorating!! If there isn’t enough salt for your liking, you can sprinkle with a little more salt.
If you don’t feel like doing this beautifying step, you can absolutely skip it! The caramel in the center is the real star of the show.
Ugh, the entire time I was typing this post, Rolos kept auto correcting to rolls. Computer, are you trying to tell me that I need to lay off the cookies and workout more?! *Sigh*. I guess I need to get my butt to the gym so that I can eat more of these salted caramel stuffed chocolate cookies! Hope you all have a great Sunday!
More salted caramel!