It feels like fall in the area and time for some baking. This last week's new recipe try was a success - Salted Caramel Gooey Dark Chocolate Chip Bars and yes, you could probably make them cookies instead.
1 cup butter softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
a bag of Dark Chocolate Chips
1/2 bag of soft caramels unwrapped (I cut them up to be smaller pieces - similar in size to the chocolate chips)
1 teaspoon sea salt ( I used Chocolate Sea Salt available at The Spice and Tea Exchange - https://www.spiceandtea.com/salts/chocolate-sea-salt.html)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
In a bowl to be used with an electric mixer combine: softened butter with both sugars. They should look light and fluffy.
Next, add in the eggs, vanilla, sea salt and baking soda.
Mix until it is smooth, you will need a spatula to scape the sides.
Then add in the flour. Once mixed in again.
Add in the chocolate chips.
Then pour mixture into pan.
After it is in the pan evenly, I scattered the soft caramel on top.
Then bake for 30 minutes.
Depending on your oven, you might want to check it with a toothpick, remember these are going to be gooey.
Note if you made too many, they do freeze if you wrap them up or I put them in zip lock bags.