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Salted Carmel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

These Salted Carmel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies are a modern twist on a classic cookie recipe that makes them perfect for the fall!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword thumbprints, cookies, fall baking, salted caramel, coconut, coconut thumbprints, fall cookies, fall cookie week



  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, beat together your butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes); then beat in the vanilla and salt. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour and beat until just combined.
  • Roll the dough with your hands into 1-inch balls.
  • Then, in one small bowl place your lightly beaten eggs. In another small bowl, place your coconut. Dip each ball first in the egg, then roll in the coconut.
  • Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press an indentation into each ball with your thumb, finger, or back of a wooden spoon. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and re-press the indentations. (Use caution since the cookies are hot.) Place the cookies back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes or until the cookies and coconut are golden.
  • Remove and let cool on a wire rack.
  • Now, place the unwrapped caramels and heavy cream in a sauce pan over low heat. Stir constantly until the caramels are melted and the mixture is smooth. Spoon the caramel sauce into the cookie indentations. Then, sprinkle with sea salt.