Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Cookie Recipe #304 - Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies
These are a regular chocolate chip cookie but with the addition of bits of caramel and slivers of almonds.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 large egg, beaten, 2 tablespoons heavy cream, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I doubled this, of course), 1/2 cup slivered almonds, 12 caramels, cut in half (I used 1 cup of a new product by Kraft, Caramel bits; unwrapped small balls of caramel).
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with both sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and continue beating for 1 minute; add in cream. Combine dry ingredients and add to batter, beating at low speed. Mix in chocolate chips, almonds and caramels.
Drop small spoonfuls of batter onto prepared baking sheets and bake 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Carefully transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 3 dozen.
"The Ultimate Cookie Book", Tormont Publications Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1997.