Friday, December 14, 2012

salted caramel chocolate chip cookies

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Guess who's back! Melissa from Vegan Fling is sharing another amazing recipe!
 
Hi Everyone! I'm so happy to be once again guest posting on Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes! I adore Heather and her space here and am excited to be swapping recipes with her today.

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It's a crazy busy time of year, but I still can't help but find time to get into the kitchen and bake cookies. There is just something about warm cookies on a plate that works perfectly for the holidays. I thought today I'd share with you a recipe for delicious salted caramel and chocolate chip cookies which would be a perfect addition to any cookie exchange or party spread.
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I included these beauties in my holiday gifts this year, but of course had to taste test them myself first! I just couldn't resist the draw of chocolate and caramel. I hope you enjoy them too!
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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 2 dozen
 2 C + 2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 C vegan butter, softened
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C sugar
2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp flax + 6 Tbsp water)
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 C vegan chocolate chips
10 vegan caramel candies, cut into 3 or 4 pieces (I used Cocomels)
 sea salt
 
  Cream together the vegan butter and the sugars with an electric mixer.
Add in the flax eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Mix in the flour and baking soda and stir until a dough forms.
Fold in the chocolate chips, then chill the dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Once your dough has chilled, form 2 small balls of dough, place a piece of caramel in between and then press together to cover up the caramel.
Place formed cookies onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Sprinkle the tops with sea salt and let cool.
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Just one more little note: make sure you put are covering up the caramel candies with the dough completely. If you just stick them on the top they will ooze out and cover the whole bottom of your baking sheet in a baked on caramel coating. Not that this happened to me or anything... ;) Enjoy!
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10 comments:

  1. These cookies look so delicious!! You two always have amazing recipes to share :)

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  2. i was wondering if instead of vegan butter if i could use coconut oil? :)

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  3. ahhh i want a ton of these cookies!!!

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  4. These cookies look like heaven :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. Salted Caramel gets me all in a tizzy! I didn't know there were pre-made vegan ones! Squeee! And in these cookies! WOW!

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  6. You had me at salted caramel! Yum! I love the last picture... all that salt, mmm! I just love what salt can do to a cookie :)

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  7. Thank you everyone for your nice comments. And Thanks so much for having me over and sharing my cookies, Heather!! :)

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  8. Gorgeous and delicious cookies, Melissa! I love caramel and chocolate together!

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  9. Just thought you might want to know that we linked to you today. http://rooted-vegan.blogspot.com/2013/02/vegan-baked-good-link-roundup.html

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