Almond Thumbprint Cookies with a Salted Caramel Center
Almond Thumbprint Cookies are light, buttery, almond flavored shortbread cookies that just melt in your mouth. They get filled with Salted Caramel and topped with slivered almonds. These cookies will blow you away!
In a medium sized mixing bowl combine butter, sugar and almond extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour and continue mixing until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.
Preheat oven to 375 °Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with end of spoon.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool completely.
In a microwave safe bowl melt caramels along with heavy cream and salt, stirring every 30 seconds until fully melted and smooth.
Fill each center of cookie with 1 tsp of the salted caramel.