So. . .we found the thumbprint recipe somewhere online. . .and then I dug out my old Cooking Club folder and found how to make caramel with sweetened condensed milk and she used left-over ganache (Alton Brown) from my birthday cake for the topping.
They are so, so good. I'm really glad she stuck to her guns and created exactly what she wanted. What a girl :)
Any requests? Send them on. . .she'll be happy to try!!! (And I'll be happy to keep her occupied but have the treats leave the house -- ha!)