Salted Caramel Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies
Ooey gooey Salted Caramel Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies are super rich, chocolatey, and are the ultimate cookie dessert for sweet and salty treat lovers!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
- 1 cup flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 18 Rolo candies, unwrapped
- 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt OR sea salt flakes
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl beat together butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Mix in egg and vanilla until blended.
Gradually mix in dry ingredients on low speed until just incorporated, don't over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. (I reserve 1/4 cup for adding at the end) Cover TIGHTLY and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and take the dough out of the fridge while the oven is preheating.
Roll 2-3 tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball. Break the ball in half and place one half on a baking sheet. Press a Rolo into the center of the cookie dough, top with remaining half of the cookie dough ball and press down on top of the Rolo to cover it completely. Press a few chocolate chips into the top. Repeat with remaining dough and Rolos, placing cookies about 3 inches apart on a baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until the tops of the cookies are just set. Sprinkle immediately with sea salt to taste, then allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Serve at room temperature for chewy caramel OR for melty caramel, pop a cookie in the microwave for 8-10 seconds (this is for my microwave, you might need to test with yours to find how many seconds yields a melted caramel center). Store in airtight container.