Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday Talk: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a DELICIOUS recipe to share with you today.  I originally found the recipe from Andrea at Momfessionals and made a few changes based on what I had in my pantry.  I made these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies for a friend's going away party and shared them with friends.  They were a huge hit and were an easy treat to whip up.  I'm not usually a big caramel fan, but these were amazing.

I'm sharing this recipe and then going to take the rest of the week off from blogging.  We moved into our new house over the weekend and there are a million boxes to unpack.  My kitchen is unpacked, our family room is cozy and everything else looks like a bomb went off in it.  Wish me luck and keep up with our new house adventures over on instagram @polkadottyplace.  See you back here on Monday with some delicious dinner ideas for August!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 cups flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t sea salt (plus more sea salt for sprinkling on top)
1/2 c room temp butter
1/2 c crisco
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 room temp eggs
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c crushed pretzels (plus a few to poke in the tops of the cookies)
1 1/2 c chocolate chips
about 20 square caramels to cut in half

 Cream together the butter and sugar.  Add in eggs, vanilla and dry ingredients leaving the pretzels and chocolate chips for last.  Unwrap the caramels and cut them in half.

Unwrap caramels and cut in half.  Kid friendly part: I had my toddler help with unwrapping caramels and crunch up pretzels in a ziploc.  It took her a long time, but she was happy to help.

Scoop about 2T of cookie dough out and push a caramel in the center.  Roll the cookie dough into a ball around it and make sure the caramel is completely covered by dough.  Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and then sprinkle sea salt on top and poke in a pretzel or two.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes
or until just slightly browned.
Let them cool for about 5 minutes on the cookie sheet.

These cookies were delicious right out of the oven and for several days after.
I hope you love them as much as I do!!

It's time to link up with some of my favorite ladies this week for Tuesday Talk.
Join us with your favorite post from the week.

Polka-Dotty Place


  1. Oh these look so delicious!!

  2. Yum! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Whitney! I hope to try it at some point (my daughter loves making cookies with me). Thanks for hosting Tuesday Talk this week. Always love linking up with you ladies. Have a great rest of the week :)

  3. These look really fun...and oh so tasty! :)

  4. I am not a fan of salted caramel anything. I don't like the salted part, if that makes sense. I am much more of a sweets person, keep the salty off ;)

  5. Oh my goodness - now these I do not need to see. But girl...yum!

  6. Um. YUM. If you get bored today-just load the kids up and drive up to Indianapolis and share some of those with me! Ha!!

  7. Yum, they sounded delicious on Andrea's blog and they sound delicious here!

  8. Yay for moving into the new house! I will for sure be following along on instagram. I know you are so happy to have moved but now the hard work starts. I know you will have fun decorating and making your house cozy.

  9. Yum! These look delicious! I can't ever pass up the flavor of salted caramel! :)

  10. Just check in on you, girl! Hope all is well! :) And, yes, those cookies look amazing! I already pinned them for later!

  11. Oh my gosh, I for sure need to make these this weekend! Yum!


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