Salted Chocolate Caramel Cookies

First things first: last night I made the kale chips again. They did not turn out nearly as delicious as the first time I baked them. I’m assuming this is because I used less salt and oil the second time, which really just goes to show that the only way to make a healthy food taste good is to make it unhealthy.

Speaking of unhealthy…

Kayla is going to California for three weeks, and is having a going away potluck on Sunday. Since this weekend is going to be crazy busy, I made my contribution last night and stuck them in the freezer until the weekend. Behold, the trifecta of delicious desserts β€” chocolate, caramel, and salt β€” all rolled up into one amazing dog turd cookie.

Ok. I’ll be the first to admit that my presentation could use some work. But they taste great and that’s the important part, right? Right. If you disagree then you don’t get to try one.

Ingredients:

Note the Godiva dark chocolate. I am not a huge proponent of buying expensive ingredients, but good quality chocolate is the one exception. In this recipe, chocolate provides 90% of the flavor, so paying an extra dollar or two for the fancy stuff will really make a difference.

First, combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium sized bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, and cocoa powder. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. When it starts to boil, remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder mixture until smooth.

(The reason this isn’t exactly smooth is because I used brown sugar substitute instead of the real thing. Unless you do the same, yours should be smooth).

Next, stir in the sour cream and vanilla extract.

Glop onto the flour mixture.

And combine. You will have to knead the dough as it gets more incorporated. Dough should be stiff and hard to work with. Add your chopped chocolate (the recipe says “chopped coarsely,” but I would err on the smaller side).

Unwrap your caramels, and fold the dough over them. Flatten the tops with the bottom of a glass, and sprinkle some sea salt on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Yeah. Those really do not look pretty. Oh well, more for me to enjoy. πŸ™‚

Recipe can be found here, at Crepes of Wrath. Hers actually look edible…

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