A brown butter chocolate chip cookie slathered with a layer of salted caramel then topped with chocolate and sprinkles.
I’ve participated in Julie’s virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange for the last three years. Instead of physically mailing cookies (which is not the easiest thing to do), we just swap recipes via email. The first year, I made Fiesta Fudge Cookies, the second year, I made French Sables Korova, and last year I made Chocolate Mocha Swirl Cookies.
This year, when Aida of The Crafting Foodie sent me these Brown Butter Chocolate Caramel Cookies I was a little bit intimidated.
Now that I have a toddler, my baking time starts after she goes to sleep and I always get started much later than I should. I read through the recipe and the first thing I thought was “how am I going to make brown butter on an electric stove?”. We’ve been in our new house for 8 months but I just can’t get the hang of the electric stove. It’s old and finicky and tries to ruin my life.
Luckily, I made it through that step without issue. Next, it was time to make the salted caramel. Things were going great. I even stopped to take a picture. And then, my caramel turned into little rocks and started clanking around in the pan.
It was somewhere around 10:30 pm and I wanted to go to bed but I cleaned out the pan and started over. I adjusted my method and it turned out much better, but by that time, it was really late so I wrapped everything up and called it a day.
The next day I worked, went to dinner and did some Christmas shopping with my mom and Julia, then came home and spread the caramel on the cookies and topped them with the chocolate and sprinkles. But by that time, it was 11:00 pm again (that happens so quickly), so I put everything away and decided to take pictures the next night.
Basically, it took me three days to finish (and finally taste!) one of these cookies but they were SO worth the wait and effort! They’re so good. It’s basically like putting a Twix bar on top of a really good chocolate chip cookie. The salted caramel + the chocolate [insert heart eye emoji]. Thank you for the recipe, Aida!!
TOOLS TO MAKE BROWN BUTTER CHOCOLATE CARAMEL COOKIES
Silicone Baking Mats
Cookie Scoop (one of my favorite kitchen tools!)
Thank you to Julie of Bread Booze Bacon for hosting the recipe swap each year! You can find the rest of the cookies made (& gets tons of good ideas) HERE. Or you can go to The Crafting Foodie to see which recipe I sent her.
Tired af mommy says
It seems like a lot of work for a cookie, but looks delicious….one day…sigh
Melissa Williams says
Not gonna lie, they are a lot of work. Did you read my post? They took me 3 days & that’s when I only had 1 kid haha But they are worth the effort, they’re REALLY good.