These really do taste as good as they look.
Cookies are something that I have never really had a lot of luck at making. They usually turn from individual balls of dough into a big flat sheet of something that tastes like cookie but looks like a tray bake. However, when I saw a bag of Nestle Caramel Bits in my supermarket I decided it would be worth giving cookies another try.
The recipe I used is from the back of the Caramel Bits packet, but I used half caramel bits/chips and half chocolate chips. The result is a sweet cookie which is not too crunchy but not too soft, and that has an ideal amount of chocolately goodness.
By the way, starting from next Saturday (1st December) I’ll be posting a recipe every day in the lead up to Christmas. Be sure to stop by 🙂
Ingredients – makes about 30 small cookies:
- 125g/4.5 oz unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup (firmly packed) brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 250g/9 oz self raising flour
- 125g/4.5 oz caramel chips
- 125g/4.5 oz chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate, but you can use milk chocolate if you prefer)
- Heat your oven to 170C/150C fan forced/340F.
- Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
- Beat together the butter and sugar until combined, then beat in the egg.
- Mix in the flour and finally stir in the caramel and chocolate chips.
- Form heaped teaspoons of the dough into balls and place on the baking trays. Leave some room around each ball but do not flatten them yet.
- Bake for 12 minutes then remove from the oven and use a spatula to flatten each of the cookies slightly (as they should still look more like balls than cookies).
- Bake for another 3 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Serve and enjoy!