Q: When you’re looking through your cabinets wondering “What kind of cookies should I make??”, and you find a package of craft caramel bits, what do you do?
A: Invent a new cookies recipe, of course! I started with the basics of a cookie recipe (like toll house) and made changes as needed.
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose ‘flour
2/3 cup high quality cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Kraft caramel bits
Preheat oven to 350.
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, soda and powder in a bowl. Set aside.
Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together butter and sugars for 2-3 minutes, until creamy.
Add eggs, one at a time, and allow each to mix for 60 seconds.
Mix in vanilla.
Add in flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, and allow to mix in completely. Then mix in chocolate chips and caramel bits.
Make cookies into rounded tablespoons.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.