Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’ve been trying to be good, honestly I have, however the theme this week for /52weeks is guilty pleasures – which just screams for being bad. I debated between the large range of foods I’m suppose to be avoiding right now: espresso brownies, 5 cheese manicotti, double fudge cupcakes, donuts, essentially the shopping list of every kid. In the end I did decide to go with something sweet, but not as decadent as the Molten Lava cake that was the first runner-up. I also decided to make my own caramel sauce in order to take things to the next level. I had seen the caramel in slow-cooker recipe on Pinterest for months now, but had a feeling it was going to be more of a Pinfail so had blown it off. Yesterday however I decided to finally give it a try, figuring that if it failed I had plenty of time to buy some caramel. Success! Total and complete success! In order to avoid the rust rings a few people seemed to encounter I poured the sweetened condensed milk into an empty jam jar with a very secure lid. Just popped that in the slow cooker with enough water to cover and let it go for 8hrs on low. Once I let the caramel cool it was time to get to work on the cookie dough!
I have a feel this caramel sauce would also go great with a dark chocolate cookie or turned in to a variation of a toffee cookie. I’m going to have to forget how easy it was to make the caramel, otherwise it will become a regular occurrence which is just not a healthy thing. These were a great treat at the end of my Downton Abbey viewing party – now just need dates for Season 4!