So here you go: the beauties themselves.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 package chocolate chips
- Homemade caramel sauce
- Sea salt, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Sift together with a fork. Set aside.
With a mixer, combine butter and sugar until creamy. Add vanilla. Add in eggs, one at a time. Carefully incorporate the flour mixture, beating on low. Once fully combined, add the chocolate chips.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Take a tablespoon of cookie dough and roll it into a ball, like you normally would when making cookies. Then, press your thumb into the center, creating a little caveat to pour the caramel into. Pour about a tablespoon of caramel into the little ditch, trying not to spill over the sides. Sprinkle sea salt over the caramel.
You could also make these as a cookie bar. Make as directed above, but instead of rolling into cookies, and then separate your dough in half. Grease the bottom of a 7 x 11 in Pyrex pan. Press half of your cookie dough into the bottom of the pan. Spread a layer of caramel on top. Sprinkle with sea salt. Cover with the other half of your cookie dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
And enjoy! Seriously. They're good.