The hidden candy center in these Cinnamon Caramel Cookies will make everyone smile when they find it. Fill your cookie jar with a batch today!
So, surprises…do you like them, or could you do without them?
I have to say I’m not a big fan of surprises. I like to know what’s going to happen and when it’s going to happen. Of course, with teenage boys that isn’t always an option I get. They like to jump out at us from random corners.
My hubby spilled a cup of coffee all over himself the other night when our oldest son popped out from behind the laundry room door. Now that was funny stuff. Well, until I am the next surprise victim…
Now one surprise I DO like over and over is candy hidden inside cookies! I mean look at these Triple Chocolate Cookies! Who can resist that? Surprise candy inside cookies = good! Surprise attack from your children = not good!!!
Last week I asked for some cookie inspiration from my Facebook fans. I wanted to know what your favorite kinds of cookies were. Overwhelming the answer was Snickerdoodle.
There were a few mentions for caramel, chocolate, chip, honey, peanut butter. I can’t wait to try a few of your ideas. I appreciate the inspiration!!!
One reader mentioned caramel snickerdoodles and that flavor combo just wouldn’t leave me alone until I made something rolled in Cinnamon Sugar.
By now you know by now that I am in love with cake mix cookies! They are one of my favorite “box item turned homemade with flair” things to make. We make these Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cream Cookies all the time!!
These puffy cinnamon cookies look all innocent, right? That is until you bite into the cookie and find a soft caramel center!
My secret ingredient in cake mix cookies is a little bit of cream cheese. The cream cheese added to the dough of these caramel cookies makes them so soft and puffy!
How to make Cinnamon Caramel Cookies:
Dough: Mix together cake mix, soft butter, an egg, and a little bit of cream cheese to make a soft cookie dough. Chill the dough for at least an hour.
Candy: Fill the center of each dough ball with a Rolo.
Cinnamon Sugar: Make a mix of sugar and cinnamon and roll the cookie balls in it before baking.
Now sit back and watch for that surprised reaction that will come when someone bites into the soft caramel center of this easy snickerdoodle cookie. It’s priceless!
More cake mix cookies:
- Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
- Peanut Butter Fluffernutter Cookies
- Caramel Peanut Butter Snickers Cookies
- Chocolate Candy Cookies
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- 1 white cake mix
- 1 large egg
- 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 24 Rolo candies, wrappers removed
- 3-4 Tablespoons cinnamon sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Set out a cookie sheet.
- Beat together the cake mix, egg, butter, and cream cheese until a soft dough forms. Refrigerate for at least 60 minutes.
- Scoop out and roll the dough into 24 even dough balls. Press each ball flat and place a Rolo in the center.
- Form the cookie dough around the candy bar and roll into a ball again. Roll the cookie dough ball in the cinnamon sugar and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a piece of parchment paper.
- Use the back of a flat spatula to gently tap the cookie tops, if desired. Let cool completely. Store in a sealed container on the counter.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.