However, with this rendition of the classic, there's no turning back for me. Using the Nestle Toll House recipe as my base, I added crushed Werther's Originals (hard caramels) and topped each cookie with a touch of kosher salt, a variation from the typical sea salt. Oh dear, oh my they were good! The caramels chunks melted to create a chewy sweetness with an extra rich sensation. The touch of salt enhanced the flavor palate of this cookie with deep notes of butter, chocolate, brown sugar and caramel!
Furthermore, my family is finishing up a round of the flu or something awful like it. My daughter Eva was hit the hardest with a 103 temperature and deep barking cough. My son Jake and I have just suffered with a prolonged head cold and itchy throat while my husband has somehow escaped it completely. These cookies performed as the ultimate comfort food and after popping a few yesterday, I swear we all felt better. Check out my chocolate chip cookie and other comforting recipes on Food Network's blog FN Dish.
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup crushed Werther's Original candies
- 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
- Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chips and caramels.
- Drop by rounded tablespoon onto cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silpat.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with desired amount of kosher salt. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
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