Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bar

Salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bar

This was the third item that Thea and I made for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution bake sale.  They, like the other two previous items, are addictive.

Salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars
 Makes 16 bars


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a 9 inch square pan and line withe parchment paper allowing one inch to hang over sides. *

Ingredients
2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
12 tbls melted and cooled unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tsps vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup home made caramel sauce or 10 ounces caramel candy squares melted
3 tbls heavy cream **
Fleur de sel for sprinkling over caramel and top


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and set aside.

Using a stand mixer cream the melted butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add the egg, egg yolk and the vanilla and mix until smooth.  Placing the mixer on low gradually add the dry ingredients.  Fold in the chocolate chips.

If you are using the caramel squares place in a bowl with the cream and microwave until melted and smooth.

Press half the cookie dough into the prepared pan making sure that it is even.  Pour the melted caramel sauce over the cookie dough and spread into an even layer.  Sprinkle the caramel with the sea salt.  Drop the remaining cookie dough over the caramel.  Do not worry if the caramel is not completely covered as it will spread when it bakes.  Sprinkle the cookie dough with additional sea salt.

Bake the cookie bars for 25-30 minutes or until the top of the bars are golden brown.

Baked Salted caramel chip cookie bars
Place the pan on a wire rack until cool and then place in the refigerator until the caramel is set.  Cut into squares and serve.

 *You will notice that I did not line my pan with parchment paper - that was a mistake.  It made the removal of the bars very difficult which is why I encorporated it into the recipe.
** If you are using homemade caramel sauce you will not need the additional 3 tbls of heavy cream.


Serve with a cold glass of milk and enjoy!



3 comments:

  1. these look absolutely amazing! Can't wait to try this recipe with the caramel sauce you are bringing for me :)

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