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Review Recipe

Caramel Filled Ginger Cookies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 27 Cookies
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Candy, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Ginger Cookies filled with caramel are a delicious twist on traditional soft chewy ginger snaps!
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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup corn syrup (Karo Syrup)
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons half & half
Cookie Dough
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

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Note: Use caution, the caramel is VERY hot!
  1. Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup half and half in a large microwavable bowl (I used a 4 cup glass bowl). Cook 6 minutes stirring every 90 seconds. Let cool about 3-4 minutes and add in the remaining 2 tablespoons half & half (be careful it doesn't bubble up). Stir until smooth and pour into a small greased dish to cool completely.
Cookie Dough
  1. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda & salt in a small bowl. Mix with a whisk and set aside.
  2. With mixer on medium, cream shortening, butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in molasses and egg.
  3. With mixer on low, add in flour mixture until completely combined.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine 1/3 cup each white and brown sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Pull off about 1/2 tablespoon of caramel from your cooled caramel and form into a small ball. Wrap 2 tablespoons of cookie dough around the caramel and roll into a ball. Roll the ball in the sugar mixture.
  4. Place about 1 1/2" apart on a parchment lined pan and bake 9 minutes or until edges are slightly browned.
  5. Cool 5 minutes on the pan before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 177, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 133mg, Potassium: 68mg, Carbohydrates: 28g, Sugar: 21g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 95%, Calcium: 17%, Iron: 0.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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