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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a cookie recipe!  

Have you tried Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Frappuccino?  I loooove them. If you haven’t tried one, now is the perfect time since it’s finally starting to get hot out.  It’s been such a mild summer and I’m not complaining (I pay the air bill at our house).  Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to transform their drink into a cookie.

If you love sweet and salty combinations, you’ll definitely love these cookies.  I suggest freezing the caramels first and really oiling your parchment paper/silpat/pan before baking.  The caramel gets stuck to the pan easily.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
1 cup (7 ½ ounces) packed brown sugar
¾ cup (5 ¼ ounces) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 ¾ cups (11 5/8 ounces) All-Purpose Flour
1 ½ cups (9 ounces) chocolate chips
1 ½ cups chopped caramels
sea salt

Directions:
1. Place the very soft butter in a medium-large mixing bowl. Add the sugars, salt, vanilla, and stir well.
2. Add the egg and stir until well blended.
3. Add the baking soda and flour, mixing until blended.
4. Stir in the chocolate chips and caramels.
5. Scoop rounded teaspoons of dough onto light-colored baking sheets (the light color will prevent the caramel from burning).
6. Flatten into disks, using gentle pressure from your fingers.  You can also flatten with the bottom of a cup or something.  
7. Sprinkle a little pinch of sea salt on each of the cookies.
8. Bake the cookies in a preheated 375°F oven for 10-12 minutes, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned; the tops shouldn’t brown, they should still be slightly gooey.
9. Remove the cookies from the oven, let them rest on the pan for 5 minutes, then slide them onto a rack to cool completely.  

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S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies

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As the summer winds down and the weather gets cooler (HA!), fire pits start to sound a little more bearable than the did a few weeks ago.

Unfortunately, it’s still freakin’ hot here (in the 90s-100s), so I’d rather bake s’more than make them on a burning hot fire on a burning hot day.

Plus, who would pick a regular s’more over a cookie s’more?!

I used my standard chocolate chip recipe and added marshmallows and graham crackers, and this is what happened…

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S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
1 cup (7 1/2 ounces) packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 cups (11 5/8 ounces) All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) chocolate chips
2 1/2 cups (5 1/4 ounces) mini marshmallows

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place the very soft butter in a medium-large mixing bowl. Add the sugars, salt, vanilla, and stir well.
  3. Add the egg and stir until well blended.
  4. Add the baking soda and flour, mixing until blended.
  5. Stir in the chips, graham cracker crumbs, and marshmallows.
  6. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto light-colored baking sheets.
  7. Flatten into disks, using gentle pressure from your fingers.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned; the tops shouldn’t brown, they should still be slightly gooey.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven, let them rest on the pan for 5 minutes, then slide them onto a rack to cool completely.

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Simple Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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I spend a lot of time trying to come up with new and creative recipes.

But ya know what, sometimes I just want a simple chocolate chip cookie.

That’s what these are.  Simple chocolate chip cookies in a pan.

What’s your go to chocolate chip cookie recipe?

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Simple Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Adapted from:King Arthur Flour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1 cup (7 1/2 ounces) packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 3/4 cups (11 5/8 ounces) All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) chocolate chips
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place the very soft butter in a medium-large mixing bowl. Add the sugars, salt, vanilla, and stir well.
  3. Add the egg and stir until well blended.
  4. Add the baking soda and flour, mixing until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Place dough in a well oiled 9×13 inch pan (smaller for thicker cookies) and spread out evenly.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned.
  7. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool.  Cut into squares and enjoy!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle- Last Minute Super Bowl Snack

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week.

It’s been super busy and my computer decided to malfunction, so I’ve been without it this week.

I hope you’re all having an awesome Super Bowl Sunday.


If you haven’t made any dessert, it’s not too late to whip this cookie brittle up before the game.  It’s super, super good.  It’s exactly what the title says; a mixture between a chocolate chip cookie and brittle. It’s crunchy and thin like brittle, but the taste is like chocolate chip cookies.  Seriously the perfect mixture.

Want to impress some guests today? Make this!

What are you doing today for the Super Bowl?



Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle
Adapted from: All Recipes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup white corn syrup
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup thinly sliced almonds

Directions
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and corn syrup.
  2. Gradually add flour; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and almonds. 
  3. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with foil; coat with nonstick cooking spray. 
  4. Gently press dough into the pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. 
  6. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Invert pan and remove foil. Break brittle into pieces; store in an airtight container.

Happy New Year! Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

I hope that you all have some festivities planned for tonight.  Mine are unclear, and I don’t get to spend New Year’s Eve with Kellen this year, but I’m going to make the best of it.


This year has been wonderful and so many things have happened.  I traveled to New York, Portland, Arkansas, Chicago, and many other places.  I took a photography class and improved my food photos big time.  (Take a look for yourself.  This is my post from last New Year’s Eve: Cranberry Walnut Bread.)   I transferred to a new school that I love and made lots of great new friends.  I got a new kitten and named him Francis.  I went to KanRocksas, my first concert.  Kellen got me my very first Tiffany’s necklace.  I baked a lot.  There are many, many more things and all in all, it was a wonderful year.  I hope 2012 is just as good.

I don’t have any resolutions this year, only to be grateful for what I do have instead of trying to change.

Do you have any resolutions?  If so, what are they?


Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
1 cup (7 ½ ounces) packed brown sugar
¾ cup (5 ¼ ounces) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 3/4 cups (11 5/8 ounces) All-Purpose Flour

2 cups white chocolate chips

1 ½ teaspoons sea salt½ cup peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Place the very soft butter in a medium-large mixing bowl. Add the sugars, salt, vanilla, and stir well. Add the egg and stir until well blended. Add the baking soda and flour, mixing until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and peanut butter.
  2. Scoop rounded teaspoons of dough onto light-colored baking sheets. Flatten into disks, using gentle pressure from your fingers.  You can also flatten with the bottom of a cup or something.  Sprinkle a little pinch of salt on each of the cookies.
  3. Bake the cookies in a preheated 375°F oven for 10-12 minutes, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned; the tops shouldn’t brown, they should still be slightly gooey. Remove the cookies from the oven, let them rest on the pan for 5 minutes, then slide them onto a rack to cool completely.  

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Halloween is right around the corner and I have no idea what I want to be.

I was reading Joy’s blog today and all I could think the whole time was, “Thank GOD.”

Her post was all about how slutty costumes are no bueno and I couldn’t agree more.

Living in the dorms, it’s almost impossible to get away from slutty costumes.  I just have absolutely no desire.  I mean it’s your one night of the year to be whatever you want.  Why would you pick something slutty?  I just don’t get it.

First of all, they’re just not cool. And they’re completely unoriginal.  And weird.  I saw a “sexy Spongebob” costume. Isn’t that just stupid?  Why would you want to turn completely innocent things, sexy?

So, if you want to be something unique for Halloween, don’t dress slutty.

I’m done ranting, now on to things that are actually cool.  Cookies.

I am obsessed with Starbucks’ Salted Caramel Frappuccino.  It’s amazing.  It’s fall in a cup.  I had to make it in cookie form, which is a bad idea if you don’t want to be on sugar overload because that’s exactly what happened to me.  These are amazing!  The only problem I had with them was that they stuck to the well oiled pan, so I definitely suggest using parchment paper.



Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies


Ingredients:


1 cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
1 cup (7 ½ ounces) packed brown sugar
¾ cup (5 ¼ ounces) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 3/4 cups (11 5/8 ounces) All-Purpose Flour
1 ½ cups (9 ounces) chocolate chips

1 ½ cups chopped caramels

1 ½ teaspoons sea salt


Directions:

  1. Place the very soft butter in a medium-large mixing bowl. Add the sugars, salt, vanilla, and stir well. Add the egg and stir until well blended. Add the baking soda and flour, mixing until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and caramels.
  2. Scoop rounded teaspoons of dough onto light-colored baking sheets. Flatten into disks, using gentle pressure from your fingers.  You can also flatten with the bottom of a cup or something.  Sprinkle a little pinch of salt on each of the cookies.
  3. Bake the cookies in a preheated 375°F oven for 10-12 minutes, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned; the tops shouldn’t brown, they should still be slightly gooey. Remove the cookies from the oven, let them rest on the pan for 5 minutes, then slide them onto a rack to cool completely.