Recipe Details

In this creative twist on the classic snickerdoodle, cinnamon-spiced cookie dough forms the base for one-bite treats filled with espresso spiked caramel and topped with coconut milk whipped cream.

For the Crusts:

  1. Mix flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, cream of tartar, and baking soda in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat 3/4 cup sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Spray mini muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray. Press 2 teaspoons of the cookie dough firmly into bottom of each cup. Bake in preheated 350ºF oven 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack 1 minute. While still warm, use measuring teaspoon to create a well in the middle of each cookie crust. Cool completely.

For the Filling:

  1. Microwave 1/4 cup coconut milk in medium microwavable bowl on HIGH 30 seconds or until boiling. Stir in espresso powder. Add caramels and salt. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute or until caramels are melted, stirring after 30 seconds. Carefully stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cool slightly. Pour or pipe into wells in each cookie crust. Cool completely.

For the Whipped Cream:

  1. Mix 1/4 cup coconut milk and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl. Set aside. Beat cream, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until medium peaks form. Gradually pour in coconut milk mixture, beating until stiff peaks form.

For Garnish:

  1. Garnish desserts with whipped cream and toffee crunch pieces.