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Gooey Caramel-Topped Gingersnaps

Making these cookies is therapeutic for me. I often watch a movie while I put them together. I take a lot of cookies to fundraisers, and these gingersnaps are quite popular. If you'd like, you can make variations by changing the cookie base or varying the nuts. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 42 gingersnap cookies
  • 1 package (14 ounces) caramels
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts
  • 12 ounces white or dark chocolate candy coating, melted
  • Chocolate jimmies or finely chopped honey-roasted peanuts


  • Arrange cookies in a single layer on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. In a microwave, melt caramels with milk; stir until smooth. Stir in 1 cup chopped peanuts. Spoon about 1 teaspoon caramel mixture over each cookie; refrigerate until set.
  • Dip each cookie halfway into candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Return to baking sheet; sprinkle with jimmies or finely chopped peanuts. Refrigerate until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie (calculated without jimmies): 128 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • gbuck-brake2
    Dec 21, 2017

    yummie good.

  • Marcia
    Dec 21, 2017

    Great cookies