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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 24

Chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist these caramel-topped cookies drizzled with melted chocolate. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans
24
caramels, unwrapped (from 14-oz bag)
2
tablespoons half-and-half
1/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1
teaspoon coarse sea salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; roll in pecans, pressing into dough. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 2
    Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Using handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each cookie. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and half-and-half uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until caramels are melted. Spoon about 1 teaspoon caramel into indentation of each cookie. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Drizzle with melted chocolate; sprinkle with salt. Let stand about 15 minutes or until chocolate is set.

Expert Tips

  • Did you know? Pillsbury has a gluten free cookie dough.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Sea salt is what takes these already-good Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies to a whole ‘nother level. Did you know that sea salt comes from the evaporation of sea water? Table salt, on the other hand, comes from rock salt. The difference between the two is that sea salt has large, coarse grains while table salt has dissolvable fine grains. There are different types of sea salts including red salt, gray salt, black salt and fleur de sel and they all bring their own flavor to the table. When it comes to baked goods, sprinkling sea salt over top gives the perfect balance of the sweet and salty flavor that many of us crave. It also gives an impressive, sparkly finish while adding a hint of crunch to recipe. Sea salt is also what makes an ordinary caramel-topped dessert into salted caramel, as is the case with these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. Salted caramel has become a well-received culinary trend and the popular flavor shows up in just about every dessert category—from chocolate chip cookies to ice cream, pies and candies. The salted caramel trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon (and we hope it doesn’t) but if you’re looking for another delicious way to make your cookies even better, we have a few tricks up our sleeve .

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