Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Smores

chocolate chip caramel smore

My social media feeds today were FILLED with fall. It is officially September and even though we still have a few more weeks of summer it seems like everyone is ready for fall.  These cookies are the perfect ending to summer. I am basically obsessed with anything smore related, but I hate how the graham cracker always crumbles as I bite down. These chocolate chip cookies are the best vessel I have found to stuff my face with roasted marshmallows.

chocolate chip caramel smore

Side note: Bath and Body Works is having a candle sale this weekend for Labor Day. Anything from the Pumpkin Collection is $15 plus there is a 20% off coupon. BUT Cinnamon Pumpkin is not part of the collection and is not included in the sale. What the what…? I just wanted to throw that out there in case someone was super excited about the cinnamon pumpkin candles. I was super sad about it this morning.

chocolate chip caramel smore

Now back to these cookies. These chocolate chip cookies are packed full of dark and semi sweet chocolates. The edges are slightly crisp with a perfect chewy center. Then I stuffed 3 roasted marshmallows on one cookie drizzled them with caramel and sandwiched them with another cookie. I miss them already.

Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookie Smores
Recipe type: baking
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Serves: 6 sandwiches
 
Fat chewy chocolate chip cookies packed with chocolate then stuffed with marshmallow and caramel.
Ingredients
  • For The Cookies:
  • 6 oz dark chocolate chips
  • 6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter at room temp
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ½ packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of cornstarch
  • 1⅓ cup of AP flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg room temp
  • For the caramel
  • ¼ cup of salted butter
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of heavy cream
  • Jumbo marshmallows roasted
Instructions
  1. For the cookies
  2. Cream the butter with the sugar and brown sugar until pale.
  3. Add the vanilla, egg and salt.
  4. Mix until pale and fluffy.Careful not to over mix.
  5. Add in the cornstarch, flour, baking soda.
  6. Mix on low until just combined.
  7. Add chocolate chips and mix in by hand. Just folding the dough over.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350.
  10. Use parchment paper or a baking mat on a large cookie sheet.
  11. I used an icecream scoop to make sure they were evenly sized dough balls,
  12. Do not press dough down. You want a thick cookie.
  13. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly browned.
  14. Leave on sheet for 1 minute to slightly cool then transfer to a baking rack.
  15. (this will keep the cookies soft and not allow them to continue baking on the sheet)
  16. Makes 12 large cookies
  17. For The Caramel
  18. Heat ¼ cup of salted butter in a sauce pan on medium low heat until melted
  19. Add ¼ cup of brown sugar.
  20. Mix thoroughly.
  21. As soon as the mixture starts to bubble remove from heat and add the cream.
  22. Allow to thicken stirring occasionally.
  23. I roasted marshmallows over the oven while my caramel cooked since I have a gas stove, but you can just microwave them. They just need to be slightly warmed to become the perfect gooey texture.
  24. Once cookies are cooled add at least 3 marshmallows to one cookie top with caramel and sandwich with another cookie. Enjoy!

Even if you do not make these “smores” I highly recommend making the cookies. This is the kind of chocolate chip cookie that is even better the next day. You know with coffee for breakfast! I won’t even hide my shame…

Happy Labor Day weekend!

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New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you remember the show What Not To Wear? I used to be obsessed with watching Stacy London and Clinton Kelly surprising regular people and updating their wardrobe. After the show ended and Clinton Kelly moved to the Chew I was convinced that he could do no wrong. He knows fashion and now he is in the world of food. My two favorite things.

When the first season aired I remember my mom emailing me about a chocolate chip cookie show down hosted by Clinton. I scoffed, convinced I knew the perfect recipe and there is no way this long complicated recipe was better. A few weeks later I visited her and she had rows of these huge chocolate chunk masterpieces cooling on the counter. Overflowing with melting chocolate and sprinkled with fat flakes of sea salt. It was my every cookie dream.

I am sure I have referenced Home Alone 2 before? When he is in the hotel with the chocolate cookies the size of his head? These are those cookies. So perfectly dense and chewy with layers of chocolate and salt. If you have the time there truly is no better cookie.

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I will link the original recipe here. Listed below is my version. Same concept, but tweaked to my taste buds.

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Dessesrt, Cookies
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Serves: 12
 
Oversized chewy dense chocolate chunk cookies topped with sea salt.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups and 2 tbsp of cake flour
  • 1½ cups of bread flour
  • 1¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt (plus more for sprinkling)
  • 2 sticks and 1 tsp of unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1½ cups of light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1¼ pounds of chocolate - chopped bittersweet, dark chocolate chunks and semi sweet chips (even white chocolate if you please)
Instructions
  1. Mix the butter and sugars until pale.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Whip in the eggs until mixed, do not over mix.
  4. Add in the mixture of dry ingredients (flours, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon).
  5. Once combined hand fold the chocolate in.
  6. Form into a ball and cover with plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.
  8. Preheat oven to 350.
  9. Form the balls of dough.
  10. Roughly 2 tbsps each.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Do not over bake.
  13. Pull out when the edges are golden brown.
  14. The middle will continue to cook on the pan.
  15. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Seriously, if you have the time try these. There is nothing like them. Perfect bakery style cookies.

chocolate chip cookies

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