8soft caramelsWerthers Soft Caramels are the best!
Flaked sea salt for toppingoptional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine brownie mix and flour in a large bowl with a rubber spatula.
Add the eggs and melted butter to the brownie mix mixture. Combine with a rubber spatula. It will be a little wetter than normal cookie dough.
Scoop three tablespoons of mix and form a ball. Press a hole into the middle of the ball to form an indent. Place a caramel in the indent and cover it with the dough. Repeat this process with all of the dough.
Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets about 3 inches apart. Place in the freezer until firm, about 20 minutes.
Bake for 15-17 minutes. Watch these carefully because if they are overbaked, they will be very hard. The edges should be just set and the top should be a little loose, but not wet. If any caramel spilled out of the cookies, scrape the caramel off of the pan before it hardens.
Sprinkle with flaked salt, if using. Cool on the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer to the wire rack and let cool. You can eat them while warm, but be prepared for a messy cookie. If you are enjoying them later on, refresh in the microwave for a few seconds to allow the caramel to get melty. Amazing when served as an ice cream sandwich!
If you are using a brownie mix that does not already have chocolate chips in it, you can add in 1 cup of chocolate chips after the eggs and butter have been added.The softer type of caramel candy works better for this. The hard type will not give you a melty center. I most often find bags of Werther's Soft Caramels in the checkout lane!