I had to make some adjustments in the baking time, but other than that I followed this recipe and these came out great. I ended up baking them for about 10 minutes longer on the last baking, and the brownie part actually came out the perfect brownie texture. The caramel and chocolate center melted great and stayed right in the middle without blending with the bottom layer of brownie, and the whole thing tasted great.
I have made this recipe with great success many times. I have also used this basic recipe with other cake. Simply add a can of evaporated milk and 6 tbsp melted butter to a box of cake mix; it turns out heavenly!! The softest most moist cake you have ever eaten,... I always get rave reviews for those cakes. Just avoid the caramel cookies for this recipe. Good Luck. Salted Caramel Turtle Thumbprint Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar 1 large egg, yolk and white separated 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp buttermilk 1 1/4 cups finely chopped pecans 15 caramels (such as Kraft) 2 1/2 Tbsp heavy cream Flaky or coarse sea salt 3 oz chopped milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips, or chopped chocolate 2 tsp shortening