Caramel Filled Bon Bon Cookies

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These pretty candy like bon bon cookies are filled with a yummy caramel surprise. They are so fun to serve, and even more fun to eat!
Caramel filled chocolate bon bon cookies- a pretty and decadent Christmas cookie!

Guys, these bon bon cookies are so good! The first time I made them- several years ago- I just used a regular Hershey kiss in the middle. They were still good, but using a caramel filled kiss makes them totally decadent! Who doesn’t like biting into a cookie and finding an ooey gooey caramel surprise in the middle?
Caramel filled chocolate bon bon cookies- a decadent treat that is easy to make!I decorated the tops of my cookies with white chocolate, M&M’s and gum drop slivers. I just love how pretty they look!
Caramel filled fudgy bon bons
Chocolate Bon Bon CookiesOf course, you can just add a few sprinkles on top of the cookies.
Caramel Filled Chocolate Bon Bon Cookies- these candy like cookies are simple to make, and are simply decadent!
Or if you’re really in a hurry and don’t have time for the layer of white chocolate to set up, just drizzle them with a little white chocolate and add some colored sugar or sprinkles. No matter what you do, these cookies will taste amazing!
These pretty Bon Bon Cookies are perfect for Christmas, but you can omit the holly berries and serve them any time of year. They are decadent and delicious!

Yield: 3 dozen

Caramel Filled Bon Bon Cookies

Caramel Filled Bon Bon Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 10oz bag Hershey's kisses with caramel
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips + 1 tsp coconut or canola oil
  • M&M candies and green gumdrops

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium low heat. Turn heat to very low and add chocolate chips. Cook and stir till smooth and melted. Remove from heat and stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the chocolate mixture and mix well. Dough will be stiff. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball. Flatten it out and put a caramel kiss in the middle. Wrap the dough around the kiss, sealing it inside the dough. Repeat with remaining dough. Place on lightly greased or silpat lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for about 7 minutes. Cookies will be shiny on top, but will set up as they cool. Let cool on pans for a couple minutes, then remove to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • Melt chocolate chips and oil in a glass bowl in the microwave at half power, stirring ever 30 seconds. Spoon a small amount of melted chocolate over each cookie, letting it drip halfway down. Use kitchen shears to cut small leaves from the green gumdrops. Top each cookie with a red M&M and two gumdrop leaves.
  • If you want to share these heavenly little goodies, I have designed a little gift tag to go with them. Click on the link below and it will take you to the post where you can download the gift tags.
    Holly Jolly Gift Tags
    Holly Jolly gift tags- these go perfectly with my Caramel Filled Bon Bon Cookies!
    Enjoy!

    Here are a few more absolutely scrumptious Christmas cookie recipes:
    Christmas cookiesPistachio Kiss Cookies / Cherry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies / Brookies / Caramel Filled Shortbread Cookies


    Comments

    1. Can a regular chocolate kiss work as well?

    2. Cherilynne Utton says:

      Just starting my Holiday baking and want to put these into it. Could I use just a caramel melt for the center instead of the Kiss?

    3. The batter of this cookie was increditably difficult to work with. Very dry and crumbly.

      • The dough should be stiff so that the cookies hold their shape, but it shouldn’t be crumbly. Your flour may have been compacted so you ended up with too much of it. I like to stir my before spooning it into the measuring cup, but you can also pre-sift it. Sorry you had trouble.

    4. Kara, can these cookies be frozen?

    5. Sue Erskine says:

      I now live in Australia.. Never seen Hershey Kisses with caramel inside.. Just normal Hershey Kisses. What could I use for substitute.. Recipe looks so good, as does the sugar cookie one.. Want to make both this Christmas Thank you Sue

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