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Posted on 25 Jan 2012

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I love my parents! Not only are they just great people in general but they also gave me the best Christmas present ever. Like jumping up and down, a little bit of screaming, huge smile for the rest of the week type of present.

I am now the proud owner of a KitchenAid mixer!

I had to break in the mixer with something good and these cookies had my name written all over it. With caramel, lots of chocolate, and a pinch of salt, it really doesn’t get much better

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

- 2 sticks softened butter

- 3/4 cup granulated sugar

- 1 cup packed brown sugar

- 2 large eggs

- 1 1/2 tbs vanilla

- 1/4 cup caramel sauce

- 3 3/4 cup all purpose flour

- 1/2 tsp salt

-1 1/2 tsp baking soda

- 12 oz bag mini chocolate chips

-1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks (we used Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate)

- Sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350°. Beat together the butter and both of the sugars until well combined. Mix in the vanilla, eggs and caramel. We used sweetened condensed milk to make our caramel. Really easy and cheaper than buying it from the store. In another bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and throw them into the mixer. Once mixed, add in the mini chocolate chips.

With the dough laid out on cookie sheets, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over each of them. Finish off with a few of the chocolate chunks pressed on top. Bake for 11-14 minutes.

These cookies taste just as good as they look. They are sweet, a little salty, chewy and downright delicious.

Aaron and I may have had one before breakfast…. and then another one for dessert. You can have dessert after breakfast, right?

Smash some ice cream between your cookies and now you’ve really got dessert!

8 Responses

  1. tmobilek89
    September 23, 2012

    It looks yummy :)
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  2. The Attic
    March 5, 2012

    These look SO delicious! Do they actually taste salty / savoury, or does it just give a bit of a kick? Also, I’m so jealous of the KitchenAid mixer, I really want a bright yellow one.

    http://theatticdiary.com/

    • NWBUTTER
      March 6, 2012

      You can definitely taste the salty/savory combination although if you do want to amp it up a bit, I would recommend using a little more caramel and a heftier pinch of salt. Easy fix!

  3. pulda
    February 14, 2012

    did you guys stop eating?? where have y’all been!?

  4. Loving Today
    February 5, 2012

    These look yummy! I’ll have to make them for my kids!

  5. adamkansai
    January 31, 2012

    I like…?

  6. christina @ ovenadventures
    January 26, 2012

    these looks so incredibly good. I am drooling on my keyboard as I type.

  7. Janet@FCTC
    January 26, 2012

    Cool! Great way to add a twist to the salted caramel trend.

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