Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cookies

A few days ago, I got an itch. It’s a common itch in my life; the itch to make and eat warm cookies. As much as I love a chocolate chip cookie, I was in the mood to make something new. With a lot of help from my kids, we came up with a kid-friendly chocolate salted-caramel cookie.

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In a medium bowl, whisk together:

  • 2 3/4 C flour
  • 1t baking soda
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 3/4 C cocoa powder

In a large bowl, cream together:

  • 1 C butter
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar

Beat this together for about 4 minutes and then add:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1T vanilla

Now add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined.

Here is the awesome part!!!

In a plastic bag, crush 1C chopped pretzels. Use any kind of pretzel you have. We used pretzel goldfish and it was delicious.

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Into the dough, add:

  • The crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips
  • 1 C caramel bits (these are high on the list of great inventions)

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Once everything is mixed together, scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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Cool the cookies on a cooling rack set over a sheet of wax paper (or foil, or plastic wrap or really anything you can throw away). Once the cookies are cool, drizzle them with caramel syrup.

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WAHOO! We were pretty happy with these in our house. After we ate ourselves sick, we sent the rest to work with my husband, who said they got great reviews.

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2 Responses to “Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cookies”

  1. July 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Ooooo . . .these sound so yummy! But would you be offended if I switched out the caramel bits for chopped pecans or walnuts? I trick myself into thinking that if I add nuts (protein) to cookies, it’s making them a little bit more nutritious. Silly, I know.

  2. The Pink Apron Blog
    July 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Patti!
    I LOVE your reasoning! 🙂 That TOTALLY makes them healthy!! 🙂 That sounds delicious! Let me know how they turn out. I would personally do both so you get more caramel flavor but since that doesn’t go as well with the “healthy” theory…;)