Caramel Thumbprint Brownie Cookies

Smooth caramel drops inside rich brownie cookies
About the Cookies
  • Brownie like cookies
  • smooth stovetop caramel *3 ingredients
  • eggs less recipe
  • chocolate & cocoa powder
  • simple steps for elegant cookies!

The Recipe

Prep time (cookies & caramel)Bake timeTotal time
15 mins + 20 mins10 mins40 mins
yields 12-18 small cookies

Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients:

cookies:

  • 4 oz chopped chocolate *dark or semi-sweet*
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup granulated or superfine sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

caramel:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedure:

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (180 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Create two double boilers on the stovetop. One will be to melt the chocolate and oil; the other will be to dissolve the granulated sugar in water. Place the chocolate and oil in one and melt until completely smooth. In the other boiler, dissolve the sugar until clear in the water. Once the sugar is dissolved, pour into the melted chocolate bowl and stir in completely.

In a medium bowl whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, and salt. Pour the chocolate mix into the flour mix and fold the two together until no lumps appear. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop place cookies on baking sheet. Or rolls small/ medium balls onto the sheet.

Bake for ~10 mins.

Once out of the oven and cooled, create a hollow center (thumbprint) for the caramel slot. I like to use the back of a piping tip because it is perfectly round. Simple press into the centre of the cookie and discard *or eat* the access. You will be left with a nice hollow centre.

The caramel:

on the stovetop use a small saucepan to melt the unsalted butter and cream on low heat. Use low heat the entire time. Pour in the sugar and vanilla and stir very frequently for 17-20 mins. You will notice the caramel thickening. Once it holds to the back of your spoon without slipping, it is done! let cool a bit and pour into hollow center of the cookies.

Once cool drizzling chocolate and you’re done!

Enjoy!

Happy Baking

The Richest Chocolate Brownies

It’s all about the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!

Brownies

Fry's Premium Baking Cocoa Powder - 227 g: Amazon.ca: Grocery

The Very best cocoa powder you’ll ever use!

I swear by Fry’s cocoa powder for every chocolate recipe. No other brand gets the richness that Fry’s does. I would recommend this cocoa powder 100%!

of course the recipe works with any other brand as well, however, I truly think no other brand gets such a deep chocolate flavour.

The Main Steps: Baking on the stovetop

This recipe makes for such rich brownies only eating one or two will be more than enough! There is quite a lot of butter and a whole cup of cocoa powder! that is exactly how chocolatey these are ๐Ÿ™‚

The major difference in this recipe’s procedure is that much of the mixing is in a large pot on the stovetop rather than a mixing bowl on the table. This is due in part because the cocoa being a whole cup ( a lot for a recipe) will mix into the other ingredients more smoothly with the gentle catalyst of heat from the stove top. Mixing on the stove in a large saucepan also minimizes any wasted batter from transferring to mixing bowls. We want all the batter after-all!

5 Steps Breakdown.

  1. Sifting together dry ingredients
  2. melting the butter on the stovetop in a pot and adding the cocoa, eggs, vanilla
  3. thoroughly mixing on stovetop to rid of any lumps
  4. adding flour mixture
  5. pouring in lined pan and baking in oven

The Recipe:

Rich Chocolate Brownies

Prep timeBake timeTotal time
15 mins30 mins45 mins
Yields: 2 dozen brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Procedure:

Step 1)

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (177 C)

In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. once well combined, set aside.

Step 2)

In a large saucepan on the stove top melt the butter on medium. Continue until there are no solid pieces then add the cocoa powder. Stir in the cocoa powder until there are no lumps and the consistency is a smooth chocolate butter mixture. Now, add the sugar and mix until well incorporated.

Step 3)

remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool off for 3-5 mins. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla and combine well.

Step 4)

Pour the flour mixture into the saucepan mixture and mix until there are no lumps of flour and the thick chocolate batter appears smooth.

Step 5)

Pour the batter into a parchment lined or oiled 13×9 inch pan or two 8 inch pans. Bake for 30-35 mins .

Cool. Slice Eat. Enjoy!

Happy Baking!