A couple of years ago, I did these Salted Caramel Thumbprints (which I still think are the bee’s knees). But about half my readers got really mad/frustrated/annoyed at trying to make their own caramel to pour in the center. I completely understand; I’ve burnt a batch or two of caramel and it sucks.
This year I wanted a thumbprint cookie as well, and there’s nothing I like better in the center than caramel. So, I decided to make it easy on you and take a little help from Mr. Kraft. Or Mr. Werthers. Or Mr. Whoever-The-Heck-Sells-Soft-Caramels-You-Adore. I think you’ll find this version much easier. And coupled with all the other flavors and textures going on, you’ll never miss the homemade caramel.