Get ready to sink your teeth into your new favorite cookie recipe! The fall flavor combo of pumpkin and caramel gets one more irresistible flavor spike from a sprinkling of flaked sea salt. It's a thumbprint cookie recipe you'll want to make again and again.

Recipe by Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • For Thumbprints, in a large mixing bowl beat 2/3 cup butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press thumb into the center of each ball. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. If cookie centers puff during baking, repress with the back of a measuring spoon. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

  • For Salted Pumpkin Caramel, place granulated sugar, water, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to boiling over medium heat, swirling the pan to stir. Boil gently, uncovered, until browned. Once sugar has browned to a medium amber color, for 5 to 8 minutes, remove from heat. Immediately add cream and 2 tablespoons butter. Mixture will boil and foam. Stir well. Add the pumpkin spice and pumpkin and stir well to incorporate. (Caramel may seem thin--that's OK.) Place in a bowl. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. Spoon into cooled cookies; sprinkle with sea salt.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; 5 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 86 mg sodium. 22 mg potassium; 11 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 1 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 695 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 11 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 8 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
Salted Caramel Thumbprints - horrible! Waste of time and ingredients. S