Salted Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Caramel Bits

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Salted Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Caramel BitsAs I may have mentioned, I finally found those Kraft caramel bits at Target and have been wanting to use them. I knew I would make something salty-sweet, and a quick Google search later, I came across this recipe. Chocolate cookie, sea salt, chocolate chips, and caramel. Um, HELLO.

These cookies taste as good as they sound. Chocolaty with a hint of salt (in fact, I would add more next time), chewy, and full of caramel pieces. I do have to admit they are better served warm, but that’s what the microwave is for, right?

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon course sea salt
1 cup chocolate chips
8 caramels, chopped into fours (I used about 3/4 cup Kraft Caramel Bits)

Photos of the process.

Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.

Fold in caramel pieces and chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for 4-6 hours (or more). When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350, roll into balls and set on baking sheet. (Note: refrigerating is the most important part. If you don’t refrigerate, when the cookies go into the oven, the caramel pieces will sink to the bottom and stick to the cookie sheet.)

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely. Don’t move the cookies to a cooking rack; either eat them or let them cool.

Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is.


8 Responses to “Salted Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Caramel Bits”

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    liv on 2 August 11th, 2010 6:14 am

    From the title of the post, I was expecting something from South Park… LOL. 🙂

    chaya on 3 August 12th, 2010 11:07 am

    Please check this out and let me know if it is OK.

    christine on 4 August 13th, 2010 9:47 am

    I swear from my dead dog’s grave, I saw this recipe from another blog. Whoever wrote this recipe first is a mystery for me, for all I know this Salted Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Caramel Bits is awesome! Thanks for sharing this one. If you wont mind I’d love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it’s all set, Thanks!

    tutucupcakes on 5 August 17th, 2010 7:54 am

    Mmm…I can almost taste the chocolaty chewy goodness!!

    Taylor on 6 August 18th, 2010 9:30 pm

    Salted caramel in cookies? Yes, please! I bet these are amazing warm, right out of the oven!

    Rachel on 7 August 22nd, 2010 5:17 pm

    These were really good. A rich and satisfyingly chewy chocolate cookie. Cutting up the caramels is a challenge – esp b/c I doubled the caramels to 16. For a few dozen cookies, I wanted to spread the caramel chewiness around some more – and what a success. Thanks for sharing!

    Scootabaker on 8 August 23rd, 2010 1:04 pm

    im pretty much obsessed with anything chocolate and caramel. not necessarily conducive to weight loss however…