Salted Caramel Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies

Oh, let’s do this, Salted Caramel Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies. It’s good, blah, blah, blah. Really, it is. No, no need to wax on about it.

Salted Caramel Macaroon Thumbprints via Bakers Royale

Let’s talk about what’s really bugging me today. Instagram. Now by all accounts I love it. It’s my favorite social media channel—you know when I don’t love it?

Salted Caramel Macaroon Thumbprints from Bakers Royale

I don’t love it when I’m horrified that my husband’s always private feed turns public—unbeknownst to me. I discovered it was public after tagging him on my feed. ACK! to seeing some of the worst pics of me on a feed for all to view. Call me vain, yes, I know—but really, I shudder.

Want to know the best part of those awful nauseating-inducing pics? My husband told me that’s how he sees me—beautiful—dressed up or down.

Salted Caramel Macaroon Thumbprints by Bakers Royale

I know, how can I not love him more for that? So I totally suck, because even after that I asked him to pull the pics and he gave me a big “Nope”. Ah well. I guess someone has to keep the vanity in check.

Now back to other small things in life that matter: dessert. For tips and tricks to making these Salted Caramel Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies hit the jump to Better Homes and Garden’s blog Delish Dish here.

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Salted Caramel Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: 28 cookies

Ingredients:

Coconut Macaroon
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 14 oz. packaged flaked coconut
Caramel Sauce
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cupa sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

For instructions to make coconut macaroon click here.

**Note: To flatten out the cookies as seen in the picture,  drop the dough onto a bake sheet, then lightly cover the bottom of a glass with non-stick bake spray and press it lightly onto the dropped dough to flatten.

For instructions to make caramel sauce click here.

** Optional: Melt 8oz. chocolate to drizzle on top caramel well. 

Assembly:

  1. Once baked, create a slight well at the center of the macaroon cookie and fill it with caramel sauce and then finish with a sprinkle of fleur de sel or drizzle with some melted chocolate on top of the caramel first then with fleur de sel.

 

 

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35 Responses to “Salted Caramel Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies”

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — January 13, 2014 @ 12:26 am

    This is such a clever twist on the coconut macaroon! I love the styling the first photo. You simply are photography genius.

    I am on the fence about instagram, it makes everyone’s lives seem like fantasy of sprinkle cupcakes and parties. I am pretty sure you feed was not as bad as it you though it was.

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    Trisha — January 13, 2014 @ 2:56 am

    I am a massive lover of salt caramel. Thanks for sharing and happy new year ! x

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — January 13, 2014 @ 4:09 am

    Firstly, Holy gorgeous pictures batman! I am so in love with this styling.
    Almost as much as I am in love with the idea of these cookies. I love macaroons, and then adding salted caramel?
    Uhmm..yes please.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 13, 2014 @ 5:15 am

    These are so pretty!! And super tasty looking!

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    Tieghan — January 13, 2014 @ 5:51 am

    These look amazing. Love that salted caramel!

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    Beth @ Hungry Happenings — January 13, 2014 @ 6:31 am

    How did you get such perfectly round cookies? Did you bake them in a muffin pan or mold?

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    • Naomi Robinson replied: — January 13th, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

      Hi Beth,

      Thanks for asking, I forgot to include that in the instructions–just drop the dough onto the bake sheet, then lightly cover the bottom of a glass with non-stick spray and gently press it down the dough flat.

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      • Beth @ Hungry Happenings replied: — January 13th, 2014 @ 12:22 pm

        Thanks, Naomi. The cookies look so perfectly round and pretty. I’ll have to try them soon!

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    Abbie @ Needs Salt — January 13, 2014 @ 6:34 am

    These look just so delicious and so elegant. I love everything about them!
    Pinning.

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    carrie@bakeaholicmama.com — January 13, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    These are pretty amazing!

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — January 13, 2014 @ 6:51 am

    What a great idea! They look so good!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — January 13, 2014 @ 6:57 am

    HA! I’m always worried that Eric will take a really bad picture of me and post it. So, I totally hear ya.

    These macaroon cookies are SO my thing because I’m one of those coconut obsessed people.

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    Gina — January 13, 2014 @ 7:20 am

    Oh my- I bet they are divine. Thanks so much Naomi- I have a macaroon obsession so I will definitely be making these.

    As for the IG pics- I don’t think you could take a bad pic- I wouldn’t sweat it too much. :)

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    Tasha @thatssoyummy — January 13, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    These look freaking awesome!

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    Gaby — January 13, 2014 @ 8:12 am

    Gorgeous and I would not be able to resist that salted caramel!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 13, 2014 @ 8:13 am

    this is absolutely stunning, Naomi!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 13, 2014 @ 8:24 am

    The first image is a pure work of art, Naomi!! Gorgeous!!!

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    Janice (@KtchnHealsSoul) — January 13, 2014 @ 8:34 am

    It’s hard not to be a little upset when terrible shots of ourselves get published somewhere on FB or twitter. One time, a friend posted the worst picture of me ever (of course, she looked lovely in it, but I looked as though I was mid-seizure). I literally messaged her to take it down because it was that terrible. I felt bad for being so shallow, but it was awful.
    I love the idea of stuffing a macaroon with caramel sauce. What a sweet surprise!

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — January 13, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    These cookies are amazing! Pass me a dozen of these Naomi! :D

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — January 13, 2014 @ 11:01 am

    salted caramel!?? I’m there!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — January 13, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Alana — January 13, 2014 @ 1:55 pm

    Haha, I love your husband’s “nope.” I can relate as my dad recently asked me to take down ALL photos that had him in it, even large group shots.

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — January 13, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    I don’t think you could take an ugly picture if you tried! And these macaroons – swoon. I think you just made macaroons even better by adding salted caramel.

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    cosette — January 13, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

    These look amazing!!!! Did you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?? Thanks!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 13, 2014 @ 10:18 pm

    These look killer, great flavor combo!

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    sara — January 13, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

    WOW, these look incredible!!

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    Donna Young — January 14, 2014 @ 3:23 am

    You just made my week, Naomi! Just thinking about these makes me smile!

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    Alexandria — January 14, 2014 @ 5:35 am

    These cookies make my mouth water! Can’t wait to try!

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    Deirdre — January 14, 2014 @ 7:30 am

    Coconut plus caramel= delicious!

    Thanks for this

    Deirdre @ thekitschcook.blogspot.com

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — January 14, 2014 @ 9:15 am

    These look unbelieveably delicious!! I am definitely gonna try these!

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — January 14, 2014 @ 9:24 am

    These look so amazing!

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — January 14, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

    These look so very yummy! Salted caramel is amazing!

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    Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen — January 14, 2014 @ 6:18 pm

    These look amazing – and the pictures are beautiful! Love!

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    Heather Christo — January 15, 2014 @ 9:15 am

    these are so absolutely perfect in my opinion that I can’t believe it. Caramel and coconut – it doesn’t get better than that.

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    saltandserenity — January 23, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

    Naomi, the solution is quite simple. None of these cookies for your husband until he takes down the pics!!
    Gorgeous pictures and styling and everything I love in a little cookie!

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