Monday, November 23, 2015
Caramel-Chocolate Chip Cookies: A delicious treat for the holidays!
I am not a cookie baker and every time I try to follow a cookie recipe it usually ends in a disaster because...well....I am the cupcake lady and guess that's what I'll always will be.
However, about a year ago I wrote this recipe because I was craving something caramely and chocolaty but for once I didn't want to turn my cravings into a cupcake.
Especially now, with the holidays coming up, I thought it would be a nice and easy treat to share with all of you. They are smaller in size because I just really like petite things, plus they are the perfect serving size for the little people running my household (last thing we need is a kindergartner and a toddler on a sugar rush!).
Here's what you need:
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt (I personally prefer sea salt but every salt will do)
1 ½ cup flour (all-purpose)
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup caramel chips
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
You will also need:
mixer, mixing bowl, cookie sheet, parchment paper, ½ tablespoon scoop.
Let's get this going!
Preheat your oven to 350F and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Combine your wet ingredients and sugars (butter, egg, vanilla extract, sugar and brown sugar) and cream it together until well combined.
Add baking soda and salt, then add the flour in three intervals.
At last add the chocolate and caramel chips, but reserve one tablespoon of each.
Kneed the dough by hand to make sure it's all really good combined.
Then take the ½tablespoon and scoop little balls.
Place the little dough balls on the cookie sheet, approximately 2inch apart and using your fingers or the back of a spoon flatten them a little bit.
Add some of the leftover chocolate and caramel morsels (make sure you slightly push them into the flat dough balls).
Time for baking!
If your oven is properly preheated then put them in for 8min to have a, slightly crisp on the outside but unbelievably gooey on the inside, perfect cookie.
Let them cool on a cooling rack or enjoy them warm and fresh out of the oven!
Happy baking everyone & I'd love to hear some feedback about your experience with this recipe!