Normally I wouldn’t have chosen to make these cookies, as I’m not a massive fan of double chocolate bakes/cakes, but the salted caramel part sounded really interesting! One of my friends showed these to me, when she saw them being made on the SortedFood Youtube channel (Which if you haven’t seen, you need to check it out!). The video recipe is filmed in stop motion which looks really good and is definitely worth a watch!
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies
You will need:
12oz/350g Light Brown Sugar
2oz/55g Cocoa Powder
2 Beaten Eggs
Salt (Pinch for mixture and to top the cookies)
¾ tsp Baking Powder
9oz/260g Plain Flour
3½oz/100g Milk Chocolate Chips/Chocolate Chunks
8 tbsp Nutella/Chocolate Spread
16 Caramel Filled Chocolates/Pieces of caramel filled chocolate
Let’s get started!
- Preheat your oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4.
- Grease and line a baking tray with greaseproof/baking paper (We could only fit 6 on the tray with enough space for baking, so we had to bake in batches).
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Take off the heat and stir in the brown sugar and beaten eggs.
- Add the cocoa powder, pinch of salt and baking powder, and then stir well until combined.
- Sift in the flour and combine until smooth.
- Stir in the chocolate chips/chunks.
- Take 1 heaped tbsp of dough and place on the baking tray (Our dough was too soft to do this straight away so we popped it in the fridge to cool for a bit).
- Using your finger or the end of a wooden spoon, make a large indentation in the centre of the dough. Fill this with a small tsp of nutella/chocolate spread and top it with the caramel filled chocolate/piece of caramel chocolate.
- Place another tbsp of dough on top of the chocolate, and seal in the edges to make sure the cookie doesn’t break open when baking.
- Sprinkle each cookie with salt and bake for 8-10 minutes (We baked for 8 minutes and this was perfect).
- Once baked carefully remove from the tray using a spatula and cool on a wire rack.
- Enjoy! 🙂 I know it’s tempting but if you chose to eat them hot from the oven, be very careful as the caramel can resemble boiling hot lava…
These cookies take a bit of extra time to make, but they are completely worth it! They resemble brownies, crispy on the outside, gooey inside and full of melted chocolate chips/chunks. However, unlike brownies when you bite into them soft runny caramel comes out. This deliciousness is completed by the sprinkling of salt on top. I will definitely be making these again! The only problem with them is how decadent they are and how guilty I feel after I eat 3 in a row…
A Bake in the Life…