Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies | Fabtastic Eats
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Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Thick soft and chewy Cookies with a good Ginger Bite filled with sweet, gooey Caramel!

Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies | Fabtastic Eats

Staying with my parents has been glorious. I kind of never want to leave. Mainly because there is an endless supply of wine. Kidding. But for real. It’s been so fun and really great to be back here for part of the holiday season. This past weekend we had our annual Pierogi party, and it was a blast. I had a few requests for the recipe after mentioning it Friday, so I’ve got it and I snapped some pics..Ill throw it together as soon as I can.

Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies | Fabtastic Eats

In the meantime, I’m about to spend this week planning a first birthday party for my youngest. I can’t even believe he turns one in two weeks..oh my what a quick 12 months it has been! Someone puh-lease slow down time!

SO before I head back to Missouri early next week, we’re having a liiiitle party with all our family and friends for him..so sad my hubs can’t be here, thank goodness for Skype!

Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies | Fabtastic Eats

Since Saturday was filled with our pierogi party, about 400-500 pierogis to be exact, I KNOW, I had a good excuse to make lots of sweets to pawn off on everyone! πŸ˜‰ These Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies were one of them..and they’re ahhhmazing. I made two batches because the first batch was gone the day I made them. oink.

Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies | Fabtastic Eats

These gingerbread cookies are thick, soft, and chewy, they’ve got an incredible bite from the ginger and molasses and the sweet gooey caramel balances them out perfectly! They’re incredibly easy to make and I know you’ll just love them! Add these to your holiday tray and watch people swoon!

Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies | Fabtastic Eats Updated to add: Many people have come back saying the caramels hardened. Caramel will harden at room temp, these cookies are best served from the oven! But if you just pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds when you’re ready to eat another, it should soften up the caramels again!

Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 24-26 Cookies

Thick soft and chewy Cookies with a good Ginger Bite filled with sweet, gooey Caramel!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 Kraft Caramels

Directions

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugar for three minutes
  2. Add in the molasses and mix completely
  3. Crack in the eggs, one at a time, being sure to scrape down the sides as you go.
  4. Mix in the vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves until thoroughly mixed. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl.
  5. Add the flour, cornstarch, sprinkle the baking soda and salt on the flour, and mix until just combined.
  6. Cover and chill in the fridge 30-40 minutes.
  7. While your dough is chilling, unwrap all of the caramels
  8. Preheat your oven to 350Β°F and line three baking sheets with parchment paper.
  9. Taking about 1/2-1 Tablespoon of dough, roll into a ball. Do the same with a second piece of dough.
  10. Stack the dough on each side of the caramels, firmly squeeze together so it's pinched at the sides (as in the photo in the post above), and then roll into a ball.
  11. Place on a baking sheet two inches apart. (I fit eight per baking sheet)
  12. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until flattened, but puffy, and cooked through.
  13. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet before removing, because if you do it sooner, the caramels could melt through the bottom on the cooling racks.

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