Caramel Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Soft chewy chocolate cookies with soft caramel center and roll into powdered sugar. A popular chocolate caramel filled cookie.

Caramel Filled Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Soft chewy chocolate crinkle cookies filled with an ooey-gooey caramel center.
Course Cookies
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes
Servings 20
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup FlourĀ 
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 14 - 20 Soft Chewy Caramels (such as Werther's Soft Chewy Caramels, Mrs. Call's Caramels, Rolos)


  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter.
  2. Remove from heat and add brown sugar and cocoa powder. Stir for 1-2 minutes until glossy smooth.
  3. Once at room temperature, add eggs and stir well.
  4. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt. Add chocolate chips, if using.

  5. Let dough chill, covered, for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll into 1 1/2 - 2 inch balls, depending on the size of caramel. Using your thumb, make an indention in the center. Place caramel in the center of cookie dough and wrap cookie dough completely around caramel.
  8. Place powdered sugar in shallow bowl. Generously coat each ball in powdered sugar. Repeat.
  9. Place the cookies on parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies start to crack on edges. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the baking sheet.