Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies
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Serves: 24
 
This recipe makes about 24 cookies.
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box French Vanilla (or White) cake mix
  • 300g bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 24 mini chocolate caramel squares (I use bite-sized Mars bars)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth.
  3. Add in egg and beat just until mixed.
  4. Add in cake mix and beat until combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips (reserving about ¼ cup to place extra chocolate chips on the top of each cookie before baking).
  6. Form cookies into balls (about two tablespoons in size each). Place a chocolate bar in the middle of each cookie and shape dough around the chocolate bar so it's hidden inside. The dough will stick to your hands so you'll want to wet your hands slightly to form the dough around the chocolate bars.
  7. Place a few chocolate chips on the top of each cookie.
  8. Bake cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet (about 2" apart) for about 12 minutes (until bottom of cookies start to brown slightly).
  9. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Store cookies in the refrigerator.
Recipe by Moms & Munchkins at https://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/chocolate-chip-caramel-cookies/