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.

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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.

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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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this recipe

Salted Caramel Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: 28 cookies


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


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. 


  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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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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.

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBrian @ A Thought For Food says

    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.

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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. :)

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJanice (@KtchnHealsSoul) says

    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!

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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.

  7. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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!