Sunday, January 29, 2012
This month, Melissa of I Was Born to Cook gave us a snow day treat challenge for What's Baking. We have not had that much snow this winter, which I am not complaining about at all! When the snow plow and shovel gets to stay in the garage, I think thats a great winter day!
When it does snows I like to stay inside, get cozy, drink hot chocolate and munch on cookies all day. Nothing goes with hot chocolate like a chocolate cookie! I love the double dose of chocolate. These cookies have a wonderful chocolate flavor as well as little bits of carmel. They are serious delicious. I could not stop eating them and have been craving them ever since I made them.
So the only thing better than a chocolate cookie with hot chocolate is a chocolate and carmel cookie with hot chocolate!
Chocolate and Carmel Cookies
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Source: Indigo's Sugar Spectrum
2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup caramel bits or chopped up caramel squares
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar. Add eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in caramel bits and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.