Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

So, a new year is upon us and big changes for my blog, too. Over the last few days I have transferred to a self-hosting site and to say it has been traumatic is an understatement!

Missing files, permalinks not working, and lost followers are only several of the hair-pulling-out moments I have experienced.

Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

I had nearly 500 followers who didn’t migrate with me and I am a little sad and worried that I will never get them back – my old site won’t let me post so I can’t even tell people where I’ve gone!

So, if you are one of my lovely followers and DO see this in your WordPress reader or anywhere else, could you please drop me a comment to let me know? I don’t want to start spamming people but would hate to lose everything I’ve built up this past year! Fingers crossed that WordPress can help me move my missing media and followers!

Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Anyway, back to the recipes! I made these gorgeous little cookies to use up some of the caramel left over after making my pretty little Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake and they were gobbled up in literally minutes by my ravenous family (two small one big!). They were really simple to make, too!


Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
Servings: 10 cookies
  • 110g (1/3 cup) butter (softened)
  • 70g (1/3 cup) sugar
  • 150g (1 + 1/4 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla sugar (or essence)
  • Approx. 10 teaspoons caramel
  • 20g (2½) tablespoons dark chocolate
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175°C (350°F) and line a baking tin with grease-proof paper.

  2. Beat the butter, vanilla sugar and sugar together until nice and fluffy. Add the flour and mix until a dough forms. Place the dough in the fridge for around 30 minutes to firm up a little.

  3. Roll into small balls and press your thumb down in each one making a nice, fairly thick hole.

  4. Bake for around 10 minutes, just until the edges begin to brown. Remove from the oven and then spoon around 1 teaspoon of caramel into the hole of each cookie (if you find that the holes have closed up a little when baking, just use the back of a small spoon to press the cookie down and make the holes larger again). Leave to cool on the tray for around ten minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. Melt the chocolate and then drizzle over the cookies. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I have converted grams to cups but my measurements may not be entirely accurate. If in doubt, I recommend you do your own conversions!

29 thoughts on “Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I also moved my blog to a self-hosting site and had similar problems. I´ve figured out most of the problems and fixed them, but also lost followers. I can relate to you - it hurts badly. All the best for your lovely blog! Your recipes and pictures are great, I´m sure the blog will recover soon :-) ! Love from Austria, Eva
    1. Hi Eva! Thank you for your kind comments! Thankfully, the post is a year old and I am past the hair-pulling stage, but it took several months and things were never the same again with regards to WP followers. I will never switch hosts again, that's for sure!
  2. Hi, love your site. Thank you for the conversions for the ingredients list but I was wondering if you can do a conversion for the oven temps as well. I use only Fahrenheit instead of Celsius and it's sometimes hard to look up or find an exact conversion. Thanks
    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for your comments! When I remember, I do try to include Fahrenheit, but with my brain, it's easy to forget! Thank you for reminding me - I will make a concerted effort to include them from now on! :)
  3. Great post and the cookies look so yummy. Hey I had some issues to but wordpress should get you back on track. Not sure why you do not have access to your old site. Did you submit a trouble ticket? Check out They have some great tips and tutorials. I will subscribe again just to make sure I get your emails. Thanks for joining us at Throwback Thursday. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party this week. ~Quinn
    1. Thank you! I've sorted pretty much most of the issues out now! Just the odd one or two little niggles left to sort out!
  4. These look absolutely adorable - sorry to hear you lost some followers in your move, I'm very sure they'll find you, what a great blog this is! Pinned this recipe, found you at Throwback Thursday!
  5. All the best for your new technical venture. I am sure you can build up the same base there. Lynz was sweet to let us discover your blog. Why don't you put up a post directing your community to the new address.
    1. I can't access my original blog so can't even post there! :( Thanks so much for your comment - Lynz is incredibly sweet and helpful!
  6. These look amazing! I am thinking about moving to a self-hosted blog, so I feel your pain. Hope everything is up and running for you very soon. P.S. Lynn sent me. :)
    1. Do you know what? I wish I had never started doing it! I thought that everything would just migrate over - how wrong I was! It took me literally a whole day to do it, too! haha Thanks for stopping by, Lynz has some amazing buddies!
  7. These look yummy! I heard about your blog from Lynn. Best of luck getting your hosting sorted out. The blog Cooking with a Wallflower, by Andrea, moved to self hosting and I remember she had a series of posts on how she did it. Maybe about a year ago. If you go to her blog you'll be able to find it. Hope you can find help on the WordPress forums too.
    1. Thanks, Cynthia! I have migrated, finally, not without many a problem, but now I find that my followers and subscribers didn't come with me :( Kind of sad to think that I've lost my 500 pals! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    1. I am struggling to get everything up and running again! Wasn't sure if the Wordpress follow button I could find will allow people to follow me but will try! Thank you so much for your comment!
  8. Hi nice to meet you through my good friend Lynz! I'd like to invite you to check out a fairly recent site I started for Food Bloggers or you can thread through my main site to Post of up-dated list. It is an easy concept directly linking to your Blog. You may see many food bloggers you already know listed. Would love to have you join us! regards from sunny Florida, USA Cheryl

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