Cadbury Caramel Stuffed Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
Now try to say that cookie name three times fast.
If you know me, you know I love a good coupon or a good deal. I’ve been getting my fix on fancy lotion deals as of late, and I scored some pretty good deals at Banana Republic with a 50% off 5 items deal today. I even did some strategic couponing this morning at my favorite place … CVS. So when I saw these Cadbury Caramello bars Buy 2, Get 1 FREE at Stop and Shop today, I figured it was time for some fancy chocolate to be making an appearance in my cookies. Why did I buy 4 if the deal was for buying 3? I don’t know. I think I subconsciously miscounted so that I could save one bar for myself 🙂 This was my favorite candy growing up. I also remember those catchy “stretch it out out out caramelloooo” commercials from the 90s. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7tBGnrugSc)
- 1 ½ cups unsalted butter; softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 cadbury caramello bars frozen for at least 2 hours
- Coarse sea salt
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs until light and fluffy. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt. Add in chocolate chips.
Step 2: Cut up the frozen Caramello into small square chunks. You probably need to taste test a few, just to be safe.
Step 3: On a parchment lined baking sheet, scoop out generous size balls of cookie dough. Press a caramel square into the cookie. Then top with remaining piece of cookie dough and roll into a ball so that the caramel is completely covered. I had extras near the end so ended up doubling up on caramello in each cookie. Sugar high to the extreme.
Step 4: Top with a dash of coarse sea salt and bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until light brown.
These cookies are delicious when they are hot straight from the oven. So because I don’t have an Easy Bake Oven to heat these up for my coworkers, I suggest microwaving them for 20-25 seconds before indulging so that the Caramello in the center gets all melty again. I think between these and the red velvet cookies, my coworkers will forget about last Monday’s cookie-less mishap. I might even add some new coworkers to the cookie list. Enjoy!