These look simply incredible. Two of my favorite things, chocolate chip cookies and caramel, combined into one heavenly cookie creation.
I was looking for more caramel recipes (because that's what I do in my spare time, duh) when I found this recipe from Table for Two. I mean, can you even imagine anything more perfect?!?
Look at that gooey, warm caramel. Those molten chocolate chunks. That perfectly chewy cookie. Imagine how good these are fresh out of the oven.
Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 10 min. Cook Time: 13 min. Difficulty: Easy
Recipe adapted from Table for Two
3 sticks (1½ cup) unsalted butter, softened
1½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups bread flour (you may use all-purpose flour instead if you don't have it on hand)
4 tsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1½ cups chocolate chunks
½ cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
18 caramel candies, cut in half to give you 36
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. In another mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy (about 2 mins). Add eggs and vanilla. Beat 2 more mins.
2. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until fully incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips with a spatula. To form the cookies, take a spoonful of dough, and use your thumb to make a small hole and press the caramel into the center. Re-roll the ball to cover the caramel candy.
3. Bake for 11-13 minutes. They may look quite soft at this point, but remember they will continue to cook after you remove them from the oven. Allow them to cool completely on baking sheet, or else they'll break and caramel will ooze everywhere.
Enjoy, my fellow cookie monsters!!
This one's for @JPBenedetto – maybe you could find a way to work in some oatmeal here, for a little extra chew? :D <3