SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES
Sure, it's October and we're all obsessed with everything #pumpkinspice. But remember the other fun fall flavor? (Fun fall flavor, say that 10 times fast!) SALTED CARAMEL. Yesssss, you remember. It's time to reintroduce it to your taste buds.
These cookies are perfectly soft and chewy, and the chocolate and caramel stay melty and gooey long after they're pulled out of the oven.
The trick to the perfect chocolate chip cookie texture? Using LESS egg white! Seriously. You'll use one whole egg, and two egg yolks!
I used chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips for more melty goodness. Feel free to use chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, or chop up a semisweet bar of chocolate. Whatever floats your boat—these are YOUR cookies, after all!
You'll make half-size cookie dough balls and place a caramel in the middle, then smoosh them together to make one ginormous cookie.
2½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
1½ cups packed brown sugar
1 large egg plus 2 egg yolks at room temperature
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks (or chips!)
individually wrapped caramels
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees. in a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, + baking soda. set aside.
2. in a large bowl, cream butter and both sugars together for 3-4 minutes on high, until light and fluffy.
3. add the egg/egg yolks one at a time, beating until incorporated. add in pure vanilla extract + beat until smooth.
4. turn your mixer to low + add in flour mixture gradually, beating until well-combined. fold in chocolate chunks.
5. place dough in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
6. scoop cookie dough balls (about 1 tbsp). add a caramel to the center of a ball of dough, then add another ball of dough to cover the caramel + roll into one larger ball of dough. place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet at least 1½ inches apart.
7. bake 12-13 minutes. the cookies may seem a little undone but seriously, take them out of the oven if you like them soft and chewy. if you want them a bit more crispy, bake 14 minutes or longer. sprinkle with flecks of sea salt before serving!