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Salted Caramel Fudge Drops


Part of the life of a food blogger is thinking about holidays WAY before the average person does.  While most people are apple picking, I'm flipping through recipe books, checking out my Pinterest boards, and coming up with ideas for what I'm going to share with you for #ChristmasCookies Week. 

My first choice is Salted Caramel Fudge Drops from Carole H, which I found on the Taste of Home site.   I love that they start with a sugar cookie mix and build from there. I like to use a cookie scoop to get consistent cookies. 

The recipe calls for "caramel filled chocolate candies" and then sea salt.  I went the direct route and bought Dove Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Promises.  You could use Rolos, you could use caramel filled Hershey kisses or even Ghirardelli squares. 

I did half the batch with the Promises, then I did half the batch with some semi sweet chocolate chips.  Again, you could really use any of the fun chip varieties that are out there, salted caramel, peppermint, or even Nestle's espresso ones.

Thank you so much to Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week! There are so many awesome recipes being shared, make sure you go check them out using the links down below!

Salted Caramel Fudge Drops

Salted Caramel Fudge Drops
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 48 caramel-filled chocolate candies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Melt unsweetened chocolate and butter in a microwave; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cookie mix, egg, milk, vanilla and chocolate mixture.
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. Press a candy into the center of each cookie. Let stand 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

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  1. Oh wow, these cookies look amazing. I love salted caramel and bet this is fantastic with the fudge drop on top. Yum!

  2. Salted caramel cookies sound wonderful Jolene. They look amazing.

  3. Oh goodness, these cookies look incredible! Salted Caramel Cookies have my name written all over them. Cannot WAIT to make them!

  4. These are decadent! Caramel and fudgy cookies - Love everything about it and bookmarking to try soon!

  5. So delicious and a perfect cookie. What a fun one to make for a cookie swap.

  6. Yum caramel chocolate in the middle sounds amazing.

  7. Just when I thought I couldn't love salted caramel more.... you added chocolate!!

  8. These look amazing! And I WANT those candies!

  9. I love caramel and fudge together. This looks fantastic

  10. I'd have gone with the Dove too! This is my husband's dream cookie!

  11. So, like what's serving size? Six cookies? Eight? Asking for a friend!

  12. Yeah for being made with a store-bought mix. It's fun to play around with recipes like this...even if it is several months before Christmas! One year, maybe we'll get to bake actual Christmas cookies at Christmas!!!

  13. I am totally digging the Dove drops in there. These look so chocolatey good!

  14. Dove is one of my favorite candies so these cookies just got even better for me!

  15. OMG! These are sinful and delicious! Every bite is pure heaven! SO GOOD!


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