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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Easy Caramel Chocolate Chip Dreams

Are the kiddos tearing the house (and each other) apart?

Maybe it’s time for a little break. A sweet break.

Sometimes you want something a little different, but you don’t want to dirty every dish in the house. It doesn’t hurt when you remember you picked up a Betty Crocker Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookie mix back when the were on sale for a buck a piece. And you’ve got a whole bag of mini marshmallows. Did you know that when marshmallows melt into a cookie, you can’t tell them from caramel?

Easy Caramel Chocolate Chip (Walnut) Dreams

These will have a crispy candy-like quality.

You will need:

1 batch of chocolate chip cookie dough with walnuts (skip the nuts if you like)---make homemade or use a mix like I did.

NOTE: Use real butter. Leave out the egg. See note at the bottom.

mini marshmallows


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Take a good-sized scoop of dough on a teaspoon (the kind you stir tea with).


2. Press down the center with your fingers to make a dent.


3. Add 2 mini marshmallows.


4. Shape the dough around the marshmallows and roll the ball between your hands to make it round.


5. Space them pretty far apart as these will spread a bit.


6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or so. They will be starting to brown on the edges and not glossy.


You see how the “caramel” leaks out some?


7. Let them cool completely on the cookie sheet…they will fall apart while warm. They come off easy.

The ultimate test? Hubby asked me: “Do you know how many you made?” That’s code for “how many can I sneak when you aren’t lookin’?”

A note about the egg (or lack thereof): Of course, wouldn’t you know I’d discover we were out of eggs? But I’d already started and wasn’t willing to turn back…worked out great. You can use the egg in your dough, but they may come out different.


  1. What a delicious idea!!!

    Mrs. White

  2. Mmmmm. I am totally making some of these today!

  3. Those look really good. I'll have to wait for a day of my diet. ;)

  4. yum! What a fun little surprise in the cookie!


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