Chewy homemade cookies, loaded with caramel bits, chocolate chunks and topped off with a sprinkling of flaked sea salt.
3/4Clight brown sugar
1 1/2tspvanilla extract
3/4Cchocolate baking chunks
Flaked sea salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla, followed by remaining dry ingredients. Mix in caramel bits and chocolate chunks by hand. Chill dough for 2-4 hours or until chilled thoroughly.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough, being sure to avoid caramel bits on the bottom. Space dough 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle with flaked sea salt, if desired. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. If possible, carefully transfer silicone mat (or parchment paper) with cookies to a wire rack. Alternately, cool cookies on baking sheet. Do not transfer cookies to a wire rack until set completely, roughly 5-10 minutes.
Store cookies in an airtight container.
*If caramel is near the bottom or edges of the cookies, it will caramelize.An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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