Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Treasures are one of my favorite thumbprint cookies. These need to be on your Christmas cookie rotation every year.
Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Treasures
It is almost CHRISTMAS!!! 22 days left, and that means it is time to start planning that holiday baking marathon. These little beauties were actually from last year, which I dubbed “CookiePalooza 2012” because I made 10 different kinds of cookies in 7 or 8 different boxes for my husband’s office and the kids’ school. It was 3 solid days of mixing, baking, and packing, and I was happily exhausted at the end of it. Some of the cookies I made included these Everything Cookies, Browned Butter Shortbread Sandwich Cookies, Chocolate Sugar Cookies, Browned Butter Soft Ginger Cookies, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and my favorite chocolate chip cookies.
This year, I’m back home in the great state of Washington, and that means CookiePalooza 2013 is going to be even bigger and better than ever because I have some awesome bakers here to help a girl out.
However you decide to do your Christmas baking spree, these Chocolate Hazelnut Caramel Treasures should definitely be on your list. They look much more complicated than they actually are, thankfully, and they taste amazing.
The recipe calls for using store-bought caramels, but this year I’m going to make a few batches of my own, and use that.
Aren’t they amazing looking?
Make these and report back! If you send me photos of your creations I will share them on my facebook page and on the blog. I love hearing your feedback! Do you have a FAVORITE essential Christmas cookie you just have to have every year no matter what?? Let me know. I need new cookies to add to the rotation. I am a little obsessed with cookies every year, and it is a big part of why I enjoy the Christmas season so much!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 299 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 76mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 17g Protein: 4g