Return the butter to room temperature, add the sugar and mix with a whisk.
Add room temperature cream cheese and mix in as if kneading.
Add the milk and mix, then sprinkle in the flour. Mix and bring it all together with a spatula.
Warm and soften the caramel in a 700w W microwave for 10 seconds (or adjust to your appliance at home until softened).
Quickly add the caramel to the mixture from Step 3 and mix well.
Wrap and adjust the shape. Let it sit in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Cut the cookies into 5mm-thick pieces and spread them out on a baking tray.
Bake in an oven pre-heated to 170°C for 20 minutes.
Here is the plain version (Recipe ID: 1577009).
Story Behind this Recipe
I made these because I love caramel!
In Step 5, make sure you mix in the caramel quickly or it will harden! When the cookies are baking, the caramel will melt out, so try to avoid having too much caramel on the sides. A little on the top is fine.