Sugar Babies were among my favorite Halloween treats to acquire when I was a young trick-or-treater. You don’t see them around too much anymore. Stores with well-stocked candy sections will carry them, and places like video stores and movie theaters have the super-sized boxes. If you’re lucky, you may find some among your children’s Halloween loot. This is an excellent recipe for caramel lovers as well as purveyors of chewy cookies: Molasses Cookies with Sugar Babies.
When you add them to a molasses cookie batter, they melt inside the cookies to create a chewy, caramelly texture. As I rolled the dough into little balls with those jellybean-like babies prominent in every spoonful, I was a little skeptical how well they would incorporate into the dough.
No worries… they fit in just fine. A few of them did this… just a few. I actually liked these rejects the best anyway as that pool of caramel is a crispy, tasty little treat (and if you don’t like it so much it just breaks off anyways). These were a big hit at a recent playdate… with both the adults and the kids.
The cookies were still good days later… still remained chewy (think- caramel!) And they were really good dipped in MILK.
This recipe can be found here: Molasses Cookies with Sugar Babies