Source: Holiday Recipe Collection

Whole-Wheat Caramel Lattes
These cookies are simple to make but very impressive.
Serves: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup café mocha instant coffee crystals
1 egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
18 caramels
1 tbsp. heavy cream
42 Chocolate-covered coffee beans

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and instant coffee crystals together, until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until blended. Combine flours in a separate bowl and add to butter mixture; mix well.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets. Press thumb into cookie center. Bake 10 to 12 min. until cookies begin to brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

In a small saucepan, over low heat, heat caramels and cream; stirring frequently. Using a teaspoon, drop melted caramel into each thumbprint, placing a chocolate-covered coffee bean on caramel immediately.

Store in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to three days.