What is it about trying a new recipe? I think it's fun and relaxing when I can afford that luxury! So I found this new one on a blog today called "easybaked" at http://easybaked.net/2011/06/17/salted-caramel-cookie-cups/ - a site dedicated to original, fun and easy easy easy recipes! I'll warn you, if you visit it you'll find something there you'll want to make!! You'll need to spend some time reading Ruthanne's adventures! She auditioned to be a contestant on the TV show The American Baking Competition and used this recipe! I'll let you read about her interesting experience with that.
The buttery caramel filling in these cookies is to die for! There's even lots left over to use on your ice cream! The crushed pretzels add interesting texture and a bit of salt that is always delightful with sweet, creamy chocolate and caramel! I made these in a regular sized muffin tin...they are too big for me so next time I'll make a mini version by using mini muffin tins.