I started out simply doubling the ingredients list, using two flax eggs and two regular eggs but following the rest of recipe exactly. Armed with my trusty handwritten "recipe on a 3x5" and a cold lime seltzer water (highly recommend the Seagram's variety even though it's $$), I got my mixing on.
Once the batter came together, I popped it in the fridge to chill while I helped finish prepping for dinner. I conveniently made these cookies when there were a couple extra pairs of hands in the kitchen (boys will help with anything after you feed them) which proved to be tremendously helpful. Our twist on these cookies was to stuff them with caramel- or in our case, caramel Hershey's Kisses. A took on the tedious job of unwrapping and flattening most of a bag of Kisses while the rest of us assembled.
The trick here is to take one cookie's worth of dough (about 2 tablespoons) and divide it into two parts. Flatten each piece, place a caramel or Hershey's Kiss (or other small candy!) in the center of one piece and cover with the remaining piece. Pinch the edges together and shape the cookie into a disc. We all had unique techniques to form our cookies, but they all ended up relatively uniform in shape and size.
This shaping process provided some beautifully rounded cookies with a crackled surface and a bit of caramel peeking out the edges.
The spread of the cookies was minimal and the baking time short, allowing us to work our way through the double batch in good time- the hardest part was transferring the gooey goods to a cooling rack. The chocolate and caramel in the center really keeps these guys moist and chewy- our favorite!
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