Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

I’m currently galavanting around Las Vegas, but I wanted to pop in here to share the COOKIES that I made (and received) from the 2012 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! I participated last year and thought it was great, so when they emailed all of us saying there would be a charity aspect to this year’s swap, I definitely couldn’t pass it up.

I gave away one of the OXO Cookie Spatula’s that I received from OXO last week, but I wasn’t able to post the recipe I used until TODAY! Here we go:

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Caramel
recipe slightly adapted from 


  • 2 cups all-purpose four
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda (NOT powder – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve mixed them up)
  • 1 cup salted butter, slightly softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (I used light)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk only
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet, but I imagine dark would be delish)
  • 16 wrapped caramels, cut into very small pieces
  • Sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • In one bowl, mix flour and baking soda
  • In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugars together
  • Once creamed, add in the eggs and vanilla
  • In batches, add flour to butter/sugar/egg/vanilla mixture until combined
  • Add chocolate chips
  • Chill dough for at least 30 minutes in fridge
  • Once chilled, spoon dough onto non-stick pan
  • Add caramel pieces and press them into the cookie
  • Bake for 8 minutes, until lightly golden brown
  • While still hot, sprinkle with sea salt
They. were. so. good.
I shipped these cookies to Jane at A Taste of Koko, Jenny at Jenny Rambles and Jenn at My Kitchen Kreations To You.
I received cookies from Dani at Ice Ceam Meets Bowl, Ashley at Savvy Table and Melissa at The Foodie Teacher! Thank you all for the absolutely delicious treats!
*Updated on 12/13/12 to reflect the cookies I received.*


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3 thoughts on “Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

  1. Received these at 8:30 pm one night (who delivers the mail that late!?) and what a treat!! I love salted anything so these were perfect. Added bonus: by that time my kids were in bed so I had them all to myself! Thank you so much.

    • You are so sweet! (Your poor mailman! haha) I’m SO sorry for the terrible wrapping – as you can tell, life has been a little hectic and all of my cute Christmas paper and decor was packed. I was lucky I found a post-it note!! 🙂 Thank you for the sweet note!

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