We’ve all heard that one key to staying warm is to dress in layers. Why not dress your treats in layers? We say that’s even better way to keep warm!!! This Saturday we are layering on a bunch of our favorite ingredients to create Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. What could ever go wrong with anything made with salted caramels and chocolate chips? Nothing at all!!!
12 tablespoons butter flavored Crisco
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
11 ounces caramel squares, unwrapped
3 tablespoons heavy cream
sea salt, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 325. Prepare a 9 x 13 pan by lining with foil. In a large mixing bowl combine Crisco and sugars and mix until combined. Add egg and egg yolk and vanilla, and mix until combined. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until just combined (be careful not to over mix). Gently fold chocolate chips into the dough. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels and heavy cream, and microwave on high power at twenty second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Spread half of the cookie mixture in the prepared pan, pushing with your hands to form an even layer. Pour the melted caramel over the top and spread to cover. Sprinkle with sea salt. Top with remaining cookie dough. Sprinkle the top with more sea salt. Bake 25-30 minutes or until very lightly golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool 10-15 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack. Cool almost to room temperature before slicing.
Recipe adapted from The Baker Upstairs