The Baker Upstairs: Caramel Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

4.28.2017

Caramel Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

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These caramel stuffed peanut butter cookies are so indulgent and delicious! Buttery, soft peanut butter cookies with a gooey caramel and chocolate center. Yum!

These caramel stuffed peanut butter cookies are so indulgent and delicious! Buttery, soft peanut butter cookies with a gooey caramel and chocolate center. Yum!

Okay, who else is obsessed with the My Favorite Murder podcast? I discovered it for the first time a couple of months ago, and I am totally in love! I've listened to nearly all the episodes at this point, and at the risk of sounding like a lunatic, I feel like Karen and Georgia are totally my friends. :) They're in my ear when I spend the whole day running around the kitchen baking up all kinds of deliciousness, or when I'm walking at the park. I don't know if it's just that we have the same sense of humor, or what, but I spend all day giggling at the things they say. My husband and I have taken to saying things like, "Oh, honey..." and "Byeeeee!" to each other in homage to them. If you haven't heard it yet, it's definitely worth a listen! (Although if you don't have a somewhat dark sense of humor, or are very bothered by profanity, it may not be a good fit for you. So don't blame me if you don't like it.)

This week, during a marathon cooking session, trying to catch up on some deadlines, I heard Georgia ask her cat Elvis if he wanted a cookie about five times during the same afternoon. And then it dawned on me that I wanted a cookie myself! :) These caramel stuffed peanut butter cookies were the answer, and they are totally fabulous. The dough is from my very favorite peanut butter cookies, and they're stuffed with Rolos candies, so each bite has a delicious mixture of peanut butter cookie, caramel, and chocolate. They're delicious, easy to make, and perfect for satisfying that cookie craving!

These caramel stuffed peanut butter cookies are so indulgent and delicious! Buttery, soft peanut butter cookies with a gooey caramel and chocolate center. Yum!
Caramel Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
26 Rolo candies

Preheat the oven to 375. Line two baking sheets with silicone or parchment. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter, until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt, to form a thick dough. Scoop the dough into one inch balls. Flatten each ball of dough with your hand, place a Rolo in the center, and wrap the dough around the candy. Shape into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet, leaving 2 inches in between to allow for spreading. Make a criss-cross on top of each ballwith a fork, being careful not to press down too hard. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until the bottoms are light golden brown.
These caramel stuffed peanut butter cookies are so indulgent and delicious! Buttery, soft peanut butter cookies with a gooey caramel and chocolate center. Yum!
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