Caramel Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies

Caramel Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies

 Prep time  20 minutes 
 Cook time  40 minutes 
 Total time   1 hour

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon fine salt
1 cup light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cups DARK chocolate chips
1 cup caramel bits or chopped unwrapped caramel candies
About 1 1/2 teaspoons flaky sea salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F with racks in the upper and lower thirds. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt together in a bowl. Beat the sugars and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat to combine. Add the flour mixture and beat until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and caramel bits.

Scoop heaping tablespoons out onto the cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between cookies (you will have cookie dough left over). Sprinkle each cooie with a pinch of sea salt.

Bake the cookies, rotating the position of the trays halfway through, until golden brown, about 13 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool. Cool the baking sheets and repeat with the remaining cookie dough

Wine Pairing

Beringer Main & Vine™ White Zinfandel