Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies | Schnucks

Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Christmas, Desserts, New Years, Oven-Baked, Thanksgiving

Crush the cookie swap this year with these salted caramel thumbprint cookies.



Crush the cookie swap this year with these salted caramel thumbprint cookies.


  • 3 cups Schnucks flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup Schnucks butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 Schnucks egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • caramel candies, for filling
  • heavy cream, for filling
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, to make chocolate cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa power, if desired. Set aside.
  2. Using a mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth. With mixer still running, add egg and vanilla, then gradually blend in flour mixture until fully incorporated.
  3. Roll dough into teaspoon-sized balls and place onto ungreased cookies sheets. Make indentations by pressing thumb into center of each dough ball. Add to oven and bake 8-10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven. Using the back of a round measuring teaspoon, immediately re-form indentations in each cookies.
  5. Place soft caramel candies into a microwave-safe bowl. Add a splash of heavy cream and microwave on high for one minute. Stir caramel mixture and continue to microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each until caramels have melted into a smooth consistency. Fill indentations of cookies with caramel sauce and top with coarse sea salt.
  6. Bake for an additional three minutes. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a baking rack. Allow to cool before serving.


Short on time? Skip the first two steps and swap in Schnucks Sugar Ready-to-Bake Cooke Dough!

      Nutrition Facts

      217 CALORIES Per Serving

      FAT: 9G



      SODIUM: 135MG


      FIBER: 0G

      SUGAR: 19G

      PROTEIN: 2G

      Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe.