Friday, May 18, 2012

Food Friday - Salted Carmel Kiss Cookies

I have been so swamped with photography this past 6 weeks that I have been lucky to even tuck my kids in bed at night.  Life gets hectic sometimes and you really have to squeeze in those moments when you can.  My son and I decided we would try a new recipe this afternoon.  It was some fun bonding time for us and turned out our new treat was extremely delicious.  We saw the recipe HERE

Salted Caramel Kiss Cookies
makes 24 cookies (with our small cookie scoop we made 42)
14 Tbsp salted butter
1 3/4 cups light brown sugar
2 cups, plus 2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 light brown sugar
approx 24 chocolate caramel candies, such as Caramel Kisses or Rolos, unwrapped
flaked sea salt for sprinkling

How to Make
1. Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Heat butter in medium skillet over medium heat until melted. When butter melts slowly swirl the pan
and continue to cook the butter until it becomes a nice, brown-caramel color. The swirling helps it
from burning. Let cool for 15 minutes.
3. Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl and set aside.
4. When butter is cooled mix 1 3/4 cup light brown sugar and browned butter with electric mixer until
no lumps remain, about 30 seconds.
5. Add egg, yolk and vanilla and mix for another 30 seconds, until smooth.
6. Slowly add in your flour mixture and mix on medium-low until incorporated.
7. Combine remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl.
8. Roll cookie dough into 2 inch balls (a heaping tablespoon) and then roll in sugar mixture.

9. Place on lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

10. Bake approx 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Do not over-bake. (WE BAKED THEM 10 MIN)
11. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven press a caramel chocolate candy into the center of

12. Sprinkle each with a pinch of flaked sea salt and transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.
store cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

I couldn't tell who was more excited to spend time in the kitchen - me or my son - but it was fun to learn how to brown butter and create a sweet and savory cookie together.

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