I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen with kids lately. If I’m in there, it’s to get food made or to clean and it has to be done quickly, before baby wakes up. Yesterday, though, I was craving cookies and Little Man walked in while I was making them and asked if he could help. I put him in charge of the dry ingredients, which immediately went EVERYWHERE when he started stirring. Oh well, it’s flour, it’s easy to sweep up.
I’ve been craving caramel and had half a bag of caramel chips and a bag of Heath Bits O’Brickle Toffee Bits, so I decided to make something using the two of them. I based it off my Caramel Heath Crunch Cookies but I didn’t want chocolate chips and I wanted more caramel.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 3½ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 cup Heath Bits O'Brickle Toffee Bits
- 2 cups Kraft Caramel Bits
- Heat oven to 350 F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease.
- Beat butter, sugars, vanilla, eggs, and salt in large bowl until blended.
- In a separate bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
- Stir in toffee bits and caramel bits.
- Drop by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool slightly then remove to wire rack
- Cool completely
I love how these cookies turned out chewy instead of crispy. I like soft in the middle cookies (but not store bought ones, they taste gross to me.) I was pleasantly surprised to find that the cookies were still soft and chewy in the middle this morning instead of hardening up after time like some cookies do.
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