Today’s Foodie Friday recipe is courtesy of Jennifer Williams, who embarked on a 31 days of cookies project (I kinda love her), and is kindly sharing this delicious recipe with us.
I’ve decided that peanut butter makes everything taste better. And so does chocolate. And so does caramel. When you put those three things together it is like a party in your mouth. A yummy, yummy party. Also? Warm caramel off a spoon is one of God’s gifts. I think He might be disappointed in you if you don’t try it when you make these cookies.
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup peanut butter chips (called for chocolate covered toffee pieces)
- 1 cup caramels for baking (ours is sold with the chocolate chips), (you could also use the regular caramels that need to be unwrapped, about 7 oz of those)
- 2 tablespoons milk (the original recipe called for whipping cream, and half and half would work as well)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla extract and blend well.
- Add 1/2 cup flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well. Add another 1/2 up of flour and mix again. Then add the last of the flour and blend until just mixed.
- Scoop by the tablespoon onto cookie sheets and bake 9 – 11 minutes. Remove from the cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
- While the cookies are cooling, prepare the drizzle. Place milk and caramel in the microwave and heat for one minute. Stir well. Heat additional 10 seconds if not melted and stir well. Repeat the 10 seconds as necessary. You can melt the chocolate, if you decide to use it, the same way.
- The original recipe also called for a milk chocolate drizzle, but these cookies are great without it. You go ahead and put that on if you want. All you have to do is melt some chocolate in the microwave and drizzle it over the cookies.
ABOUT JENNIFER: Jennifer P. Williams is a wife and working mom of two. She spends her days working as an auditor, and her nights writing about life and parenting. She is the Co-Director of the Southeast Texas Listen To Your Mother Show, and a two-time BlogHer Voices of the Year Honoree. Her first short story was published in the literary anthology Precipice, Volume III. Her writing has been featured on Scary Mommy, Bonbon Break and Mamapedia. You can find her on her blog, Jennifer P. Williams, where sass meets grace.