Monday, December 22, 2014

Salty Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies


Salt, caramel, and chocolate in one delicious cookie.   I found some Milk Chocolate Morsels with Caramel Filling by Nestle Toll House and I had to get them.



I love biting into chocolate that is filled with caramel.    These morsels  had to be great in cookies and they were.    Top each cookie with some flaky sea salt and you have the ultimate sweet and salty treat.




Salty Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies
From Cook's Country Magazine Adapted by From My Southwest Kitchen


Ingredients:
Cookies Santa Would Love
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (10 2/3 ounces) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup packed (7 ounces) light brown sugar
1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 large yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) Nestle Toll House Milk Chocolate Morsels with Caramel Filling
Maldon or other flaky sea salt

Directions:

1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in bowl.
2. Using stand mixer fitted with paddle, beat melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.  Add egg and yolk and vanilla and beat until combined.  Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in 3 additions until just combined, scraping down bowl as needed.  Stir in chocolate morsels by hand.
3. Working with 2 tablespoons dough at a time, roll into balls and space them 2 inches apart on prepared sheets.   Sprinkle cookies with sea salt.  Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until edges are set and beginning to brown but centers are still soft and puffy 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through baking.  Let cookies cool on sheets for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

Note: To keep the cookies chewy longer, store them in an airtight container with a slice of sandwich bread.



2 comments:

  1. Caramel and chocolate are the best friends, ain't they? These cookies look terrific!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family, Geraldine!
    Angie

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  2. I've been resisiting the chocolate salty craze Geraldine but, I'm not sure I could hold myself back if these cookies were hanging around. Oh YUM!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Geraldine...A very Merry Christmas to You and Yours!!!

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